About the Bioenergy Association

Bioenergy is renewable energy made available from materials derived from biological sources. Biomass is any organic material which has stored sunlight in the form of chemical energy. As a fuel it may include wood, wood waste, straw, manure, sugarcane, and many other byproducts from a variety of agricultural processes. In its most narrow sense it is a synonym to biofuel, which is fuel derived from biological sources but it includes biomass, the biological material used as a biofuel, as well as the social, economic, scientific and technical fields associated with using biological sources for energy.

Bioenergy Association

The Bioenergy Association represents the New Zealand bioenergy industry and is the only bioenergy-specific member association in New Zealand.  We provide assistance and a wealth of bioenergy information to support members' business and promote their expertise and capabilities in the New Zealand and Australian bioenergy sectors.

Bioenergy Association membership is open to anyone with a commercial interest in bioenergy.  Our members include land and forestry owners, wood processors, feedstock suppliers, fuel and energy suppliers, equipment supplies, manufacturers, consultants, contractors, energy researchers, educators, regulators and investors.

The Association advocates to Government on bioenergy related policy, develops best practice Technical Guides for New Zealand and Australia, hosts workshops and webinars and assists potential investors in bioenergy based solutions to assess technologies, market opportunities and market risks.

The Association websites www.usewoodfuel.org.nzwww.biogas.org.nz and www.liquidbiofuels.org are portals for promoting the experience and capabilities of members.  Information and experience is provided through www.bioenergyknowledgecentre.org.  These special topic interest groups are open to any Bioenergy Association member, each with its own committee and topic webpage.


Bioenergy Association - www.bioenergy.org.nz

is the main association website with information about the sector and all things bioenergy and details of Association memberships, events, activities and resources.

Waste-to-Energy/Biogas -  www.biogas.org.nz

focuses on Wasteb-toEnergy/Biogas resources, relevant IEA Bioenergy news and reports, projects, technical guide, and the activities of the Biogas Interest Group (BIG)

Liquid Biofuels & Coproducts - www.liquidbiofuels.org.nz

focuses on production and use of liquid biofuels, the current status of production, news, projects, resources and the activities of the Liquid Biofuels Interest Group (LBIG)

Wood Energy - www.usewoodfuel.org.nz

informs users on the merits of wood fuel and wood pellets, projects, technologies, quality wood fuel, equipment and activities of the Wood Energy Interest Group (WEIG)

Bioenergy Facilities Directory - www.bioenergyfacilities.org 

You are here! Formerly known as the Projects Directory, this is a showcase for facilities in the region and a directory of fuels suppliers.  Please contact us if you wish to add your projects or facilities to this directory.