Fonterra turns to wood to help fire dairy plant
FONTERRA says it will replace some coal with wood at one of its factories, a move expected to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2400 tonnes a year.
The dairy co-operative is one of New Zealand’s largest users of coal, and is under pressure to switch to a more climate-friendly fuel-source. It has now said it will cut emissions at its Brightwater factory, near Nelson, by 25 per cent by converting the existing boiler to burn wood biomass as well as coal to generate steam, using funding from the Government’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority.
Fonterra's Brightwater plant near Nelson