Govt report sees frontline job for Marsden in biocrude

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Marsden Pt oil refinery, Whangarei. Photo: Carbon News

THE MARSDEN POINT oil refinery could be used to catapult New Zealand into the age of making low-carbon crude from forest waste.

A new report identifies biocrude, liquid biofuels for use in heavy transport and steelmaking without coal as low-carbon technologies the Government should be pursing now.

"These technologies, chosen carefully, bring flexibility to pursue different markets or different carbon emission targets over time, and to use wider biomass sources than forestry, including municipal waste, which make their investment cases more robust," says the Wood Fibre Futures report, commissioned by Te Uru Râkau.

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