Wshop061123: Growing the NZ wood pellet market

Workshop held 23-24 November 2006, in Rotorua.

Conference Sponsors:

  • Forest Industry Development Agenda (FIDA)
  • Natures Flame
  • Scion
  • Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA)

Speakers and presentations:

  • Wood pellet market development and market strategies, Alan Murphy, Sherwood Industries, Canada
  • Overview of NZ pellets market, production, sales, opportunities and participants, Duncan Mackenzie, Natures Flame New Zealand
  • The Christchurch Experience, Roger Cudmore, Kingett Mitchell
  • Central heating, a new market for wood pellets?, Lyall Smith, Central Heating NZ
  • Case study – Rotorua study, Per Nielsen, Scion
  • Commercial pellet applications, George Estcourt, Scion
  • UK vs NZ experiences, policy, regulatory measures, lessons learnt, John Walker, Independent energy consultant
  • Announcement on the FIDA Bioenergy Knowledge Centre, Jeanette Fitzsimons, Government Spokesperson on Energy Efficiency, Graham Hall, Chair, Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust, 
  • Legislation to Warm and Healthy Homes, Suriya Mues, Ministry for the Environment
  • Sensible Central Heating – utilizing pellet/multi fuel boilers and solar with hydronic heating systems, Matt Cookson, Sensible Heat
  • Establishment of a BANZ Wood Pellets Interest Group, Brian Cox, Executive Officer, Bioenergy Association

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