Report: Review of wood fuel testing standards
The solid biofuel classification guidelines have been developed by the Bioenergy Association in partnership with EECA. They are voluntary standards developed for New Zealand conditions based on existing quality standards for wood energy in Europe, New Zealand and Australia.
The guidelines provide a means for wood fuel suppliers to classify their wood pellets, hog fuel, wood chips, firewood etc. and to provide quality assurance to fuel users. The guidelines currently refer briefly to Testing Standards.
The purpose of this study is to review existing wood fuel testing standards and to make recommendations as to which testing standards should be adopted within the Solid Biofuel Classification Guidelines