Can food waste and poo power help NZ reach its low emission goal?



Our agriculture waste should be used, rather than discard to power this country to lower emissions, says one New Zealand company.

The Productivity Commission released a draft report yesterday on what New Zealand has to do to become a low-emissions economy.

They are seeking feedback until June, but one company is saying anaerobic digestion at wastewater treatment or food processing plants is a proven cost-effective approach to reduce emissions.

Its a process in which micro-organisms break down organic material.

BPO Limited chief executive Sally Rosenberg said it's a natural fermentation process.

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