Wood fibre futures - stage one report
Investment in the use of commercial forest biomass to move New Zealand towards carbon-zero, Stage One Report
Te Uru Rākau (Forestry New Zealand) has released the Wood Fibre Futures report which identifies wood processing technologies that could help drive a high-value and low carbon economy.
The report identified 15 technologies out of 108 found globally that New Zealand could prioritise and laid-out ways to attract investors.
“Both biocrude and liquid biofuels are favoured by investors, have the most potential for export, and are being actively developed globally by high-tech firms.”
"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 Ministry.