Bioenergy – the renewable fuel

A new era of energy

Bioenergy – the most flexible and extensive renewable source of energy integrated with other business manufacturing co-products

Bioenergy is the way of the future. It is the most used form of renewable energy globally – bigger than hydroelectricity or wind, providing heat, electricity and fuel for transport and has the potential to create a major industry for New Zealand.

Increasing our use of bioenergy is good for the economy – particularly in rural New Zealand – providing economic growth through improved land use, new businesses and employment that will strengthen rural communities.

The Bioenergy Association promotes and coordinates the expansion of the New Zealand bioenergy sector and helps its members’ bioenergy businesses grow and flourish.

More than 10 percent of New Zealand’s energy currently comes from bioenergy.  The vision for the future is:

Economic growth and employment built on New Zealand's capability and expertise in agriculture, forestry, wood processing and bioenergy production from waste - leading to new business opportunities which by 2050 could more than double biomass energy supply up to 27% of the country's energy needs, with a consequential 15% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.  (compared to 2017)

Bioenergy has the potential to add revenue of $6 billion per year to the country’s economy.

Bioenergy makes use of the resideues and co-products of other business and manufacturing processes. It adds value by using residues which otherwise would be wasted.

Increasing our use of bioenergy means a cleaner environment, a stronger economy and more employment. Investing in bioenergy is an investment in New Zealand’s future.

The country’s bioenergy sector is excited about what’s been achieved already and the opportunities ahead.

Our use of fossil fuels is unsustainable

Watch this short video to see why bioenergy is the answer to our fossil fuels crisis and reducing environmental damage, and why we need to hurry to make changes.