Travelling workshop - Showcasing large scale wood fuelled heat plant in Christchurch



A showcase of innovative larger scale wood fuelled heat plant and wood fuel supply in Christchurch

Christchurch now has a reliable wood fuel supply with four accredited wood fuel suppliers and a range of heat plant applications.

This event is for those interested in understanding modern wood fuelled heat plant and investing in wood energy facilities in Canterbury and elsewhere. It will provide an opportunity to see the heat plant in action and to hear from the owners, operators and equipment suppliers.

This is a hands-on event where you see and touch the plant. This is a travelling workshop.  The site visits will be wrapped in travelling presentations and discussions.  As we travel speakers will provide information on each site we are to visit and on the specific technology and aspects of the application. These small groups will assist discussion between attendees and your ability to question speakers. (If more than one bus is required then speakers will be swapped between buses).

The focus of this event will be to:

  • Demonstrate five modern heat plant facilities
  • Update attendees on the technologies being used
  • Hear from owners why they chose wood energy
  • Provide the latest information for heat plant owners on the Bioenergy Association’s Wood Energy Quality Programme.
  • Provide opportunities for heat plant owners, investors, wood fuel suppliers and equipment suppliers to share ideas.

A specific focus of the workshop will be the wood fuel supply at each facility. Owners and fuel suppliers will discuss the importance of having a reliable and consistent supply of contracted specification fuel.

The travelling workshop will be followed (on 6th and 7th Oct) by short courses on “contracting for the sale and purchase of wood fuel”, and “safe operation of small scale heat plant”