Evidence for processing organic waste to biogas

Date: 
30 October 2019
Where: 
Copthorne Hotel, 100 Oriental Bay, Wellington

If you are considering utilising organic waste to produce biogas to either reduce operating costs, or to adopt circular economy principles to your business or community, you should attend this workshop and hear the evidence from those who have already made such investment.

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

Programme and Registration details

Note: A $4 service fee will apply for all credit card payments.

We would like to thank our event sponsors