Wshop191112: Evidence for delivering liquid biofuels to NZ

We would like to thank our event sponsors:

EECA Business, Scania Australia, Miscanthus New Zealand, Solray Systems, and Blended Fuels Solutions


The Interim Climate Change Committee (ICCC) has been looking at ways to incorporate stakeholder evidence and information to support development of New Zealand’s first three emissions budgets out to 2035.  The ICCC has called for evidence on options available to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the period 2022 to 2035.  Other government agencies are also considering the opportunities from using biomass and waste to produce liquid biofuels to reduce transport and process heat greenhouse gas emissions. This workshop shared evidence from current and proposed liquid biofuels projects, identify those aspects which make projects successful, and identify barriers where new policies or assistance would assist get more projects committed.  

Background reading


  • Interim Climate Change Committee Information requirements
    David Prentice, Chair, Interim Climate Change Committee
  • The Green Freight Project
    Dave Hadley, Ministry of Transport
  • Overview of transition pathways to 2035 and 2050
    Simon Arnold, Convener, Liquid Biofuels Interest Group
  • Vehicle manufacturers are part of the solution
    Anthony King, Scania Australia
  • The scope of opportunities for manufacture of liquid biofuels in New Zealand
    Paul Bennett, Scion
  • The import option
    Dave Bodger, Gull NZ
  • The International context for liquid biofuel production relevant to New Zealand
    Paul Bennett, IEA Bioenergy Task 39 member.
  • Aviation
    Eddie Rutgers, Air New Zealand
  • Heavy road transport
    Sheena Thomas, Z Energy
  • Marine
    Paul Bennett, Scion
  • Expanding the biodiesel supply capacity
    David Jacobson, Z Energy
  • The path to drop-in biofuels via plastics
    Simon Mathewson, Licella
  • The challenge of refining bio-crudes
    Julian Young, Refining NZ
  • A West Texas Intermediate crude as a co-product of lignin extraction.
    Chris Bathurst, Solray Systems
  • Drop in renewable diesel available with a short lead time (video recording)
    Drop-in renewable diesel available with a short lead time (slides)
    Johannes Lehken, Neste
  • Benefits of moving waste from current disposal to future circular economy via Eneform technology
    Andrew Simcock, Eneform
  • The pyrolysis of tyres to produce a 20-50% biofuel blend
    Leigh Ramsey, Blended Fuels
  • Extraction of phenol and aldehyde substitutes from biomass
    Kevin Snowdon, GreenChem
  • Drop in renewable diesel from biomass
    Peter Brown, Miscanthus NZ

The workshop presentations are linked to the programme in the following link.

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