Evidence for processing organic waste to biogas

30 October 2019
Copthorne Hotel, 100 Oriental Bay, Wellington


Final programme and announcement that Hon Eugenie Sage will attend the workshop to briefly outline the Government’s plans on reducing waste and would like to hear from attendees on what actions would most assist the processing of greater volumes of organic waste.

If you are encountering barriers to projects or have suggestions on what assistance would help this is your opportunity to raise these with government.

Interim Climate Change Committee (ICCC) has been looking at ways to incorporate stakeholder evidence and information to support development of New Zealand’s first three emissions budgets out to 2035.  The ICCC has called for evidence on options available to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the period 2022 to 2035.

Bioenergy Association has identified that municipal landfill, sewage and food processing waste can be processed to produce biogas which would reduce 1.55 Mt CO2-e pa of greenhouse gases by 2035; produce 3.6PJ pa of renewable energy; and produce large amounts of high grade fertilizer.

This workshop is to share evidence from recent and proposed projects and to identify those aspects which make projects successful, and identify barriers where new policies or assistance would assist get more projects committed.  The workshop will cover the treatment of solid and liquid municipal organic wastes, the use of food processing residues, and the opportunities for use of agricultural organic wastes.

As an outcome of the workshop Bioenergy Association will be making submissions to Government, and in particular the ICCC, on what is achievable by 2035 and what would most assist commit potential projects.  (The evidence will also assist you to also make your own submissions).

Background reading / supporting material

Programme and Registration details

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