Wood biomass move for Fonterra

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Fonterra shows that biomass can replace coal for process heat - Bioenergy Association congratulates Fonterra on its move to use wood fuel at its Brightwater dairy factory.

“The Bioenergy Association congratulates Fonterra on its move to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 25 per cent at its Brightwater site by converting the site boiler to co-fire on wood biomass.”

Brian Cox, Executive Officer, says the Brightwater boiler conversion is evidence Fonterra is serious about its commitment to reduce absolute emissions by 30% by 2030, and transition towards net zero emissions by 2050.

“Fonterra is ahead of its 2019 target to demonstrate wood biomass co-firing at scale, and is another step further in its phased approach toward renewable energy sources.”

“The move to wood biomass as an energy source signals a confidence in the bioenergy sector and is good news for the wood fuel supply market.”

“Co-firing wood with coal is a good transition strategy and assists the wood fuel supply sector to increase capacity in an orderly fashion. This is critical for encouraging wood fuel suppliers to take on more staff and expand their ability to deliver specified grades of wood fuel.”


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