Bioflash #93, August 2017

The following are just snapshots of what you will find in this edition of the newsletter, please scroll down and use the link at the bottom of the page to access the full document.

What's in this issue 

Welcome Members and Friends

  • It's time for action - BANZ has two high profile events before the election - wood energy, and waste-to-energy, so we need to get key stakeholders to these events so that they are informed about the opportunties.

Bioenergy NZ

  • Productivity Commission low carbon economy inquiry
  • National Energy Research Institute (NERI)
  • Waste Management and Minimisation Plant reviews
  • Recognition that solid biofuel standards are critical
  • Wood Energy South wins award

Forthcoming events

  • NZIF Annual Conference, 3-6 Sept, Rotorua
  • Ararat Bioenergy Forum Workshop and Field Trip, 11-12 Sept, Victoria, Australia
  • Bioenergy Association AGM, 13 Sept, Christchurch
  • Heat Plant Operators Forum, 14 Sept, Christchurch
  • IEA Bioenergy webinar - Integrated Bioenergy Hybrids - Flexible Renewable Energy Solutions, 14 Sept
  • Processing food and municpal waste to energy, 19 Sept, Hamilton
  • APPITA 2017 Fibre Value Chain Conference - The rise of business ecosystems, 14-16 Nov, Melbourne, Australia
  • Bioenergy Australia Annual Conference : Bioenergy - the reliable renewable, 20-23 Nov, Sydney, Australia
  • and several more events of interest

Bioenergy Association activities

  • The BANZ Annual General Meeting will be followed by the Wood Energy Strategic Forum and an Informal dinner, 13 Sept, Christchurch
  • Bioenergy Association joins Climate Consensus Coalition Climate Consensus Coalition Aotearoa
  • Zero organic waste to landfill 
  • Association projects

Bioenergy news

  • Advanced liquid biofuel latest news
  • RENA Technology brief: Biogas for road vehicles
  • Caught on the road - as of Oct 2017 newly launched car models will have to pass more stringent exhaust tests in the EU

Improved promotion opportunities for Members

  • various ways in which members can promote their products and services
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