Residues2Revenues 2024

Step changes in wood residues utilisation
  • 30-31 July 2024, Rotorua, New Zealand
    30-31 July 2024, Virtual Event, New Zealand
We have the potential to transform the forestry sector into a provider of biofuels, bioenergy and a range of renewable bioproducts. This event helps forest owners and managers, harvesting contractors, sawmills and wood manufacturing companies better understand the real value of wood residues and the opportunities in supplying this growing market.

Residues2Revenues 2024

Event Details

As anticipated, the turnout to the second Residues2Revenues 2023 was a standout for the industry. Around 250 delegates attended the wood residues event, principally forest owners and managers, harvesting and log cartage contractors, those looking at utilising surplus residues from wood processing and manufacturing operations and aggregators, who were extracting, transporting, processing, drying and selling ever-increasing volumes of woody biofuels that are being sought by larger industrial heat and energy users.

And it wasn’t only New Zealand companies. A good contingent from Australia attended again and a raft of international delegates were able to join those in Rotorua, New Zealand and participate in the event remotely.

Topics Covered

  • Key drivers ensuring biomass conversions and bio-fuel investment in New Zealand
  • Regions under pressure – how are the regions handling unprecedented demand for biomass
  • Biomass resources – current and potential solid fuel demand.
  • Wood residues payment – by weight, by volume or by energy content (weight and moisture content)
  • In-field chipping and grinding innovations
  • Logistics issues around loading and transporting wood residues
  • Residues recovery. In field vs skid or processing site vs centralised chipping options
  • New biomass boiler innovations – fuel types, selection & operation
  • New bio-products
  • Bioenergy hubs – aggregation of fuel supplies and suppliers to meet market demands
  • Heading the conversion charge from fossil fuels to biomasss

Who will attend?

  • Forest owners and managers
  • Harvesting and log cartage contractors
  • Wood processing and manufacturing operations
  • Wood fuel suppliers
  • Regional and District Council planners
  • Government policy staff
  • Wood chip, biomass and wood pellet users
  • Energy heat plant users and manufacturers
  • Researchers
  • Equipment, product and service suppliers to the industry

Event Speakers

Steve Wilson Profile Image

Steve Wilson

Chairman, New Zealand Product Accelerator
Lloyd McGinty Profile Image

Lloyd McGinty

Director Energy Carbon & Waste, Whirika
Johan Henricson Profile Image

Johan Henricson

Sales Manager - Head of Sales , OP Erjo AB
Jacob Kohn Profile Image

Jacob Kohn

CEO and Co-Founder , Futurity Bio-Ventures
Rob Mallinson Profile Image

Rob Mallinson

Managing Director, Living Energy Ltd
Elisa Harley Profile Image

Elisa Harley

Founder, Enivo Pots
Hamish Marshall Profile Image

Hamish Marshall

Director, Margules Groome Consulting Ltd
Dr Paul Bennett Profile Image

Dr Paul Bennett

Portfolio Leader for Integrated Bioenergy, Scion
Mark Pettit Profile Image

Mark Pettit

Business Development & Operations, Mitsui Bussan Woodchips Oceania Pty Ltd
Philip Millichamp Profile Image

Philip Millichamp

Group Manager - Environment & External Relations, Oji Fibre Solutions
Rodrigo Palazuelos Profile Image

Rodrigo Palazuelos

Senior Consultant, RP Forest
Lincoln Rayner Profile Image

Lincoln Rayner

Sales Engineer & Key Accounts, Stevens Group
Philip Elworthy Profile Image

Philip Elworthy

Director, Forest Investment, Rayonier Matariki Forests
Sir Ian Taylor Profile Image

Sir Ian Taylor

Patron, NZ Product Accelerator
Oliver Foster Profile Image

Oliver Foster

General Manager NZ, CarbonScape
Oliver Howitt Profile Image

Oliver Howitt

RETA Programme Lead, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA)
Sam Mackwell Profile Image

Sam Mackwell

Founder, Chief Engineer, CEO, Mackwell & Co. Limited
Tom Miles Profile Image

Tom Miles

Executive Director, US Biochar Initiative
Samuel Gordon Profile Image

Samuel Gordon

Sustainability Manager, Air New Zealand


We worked closely with a wide range of New Zealand, Australian and international companies, technology suppliers, researchers and government bodies within the forestry community to develop a strong and innovative programme. If you have any questions, please contact John Stulen via or (+64) 7 921 1382.
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Programme | Rotorua, New Zealand

Timezone: NZDT

Tuesday 30 July 2024
Lunch and Networking for Conference Delegates

SESSION 1: Bridging the Gulf between Forestry Residues and Biomass Solutions

Chair: John Stulen, FIEA
Conference Welcome and Introduction
John Stulen, Conference Director, FIEA
What is the Potential Value of Bio-Products from New Zealand Forests?
Steve Wilson, Board Member and Sir Ian Taylor, Patron, NZ Product Accelerator
Accelerating SAF Trends and the Role of Woody Biomass
Sam Gordon, Sustainability Manager, Air New Zealand
Australian Clean Fuel Revolutionaries are Pursuing Our Plantation Biomass Resource
Mark Pettit, Business Development & Operations, Mitsui Bussan Woodchip Oceania
Q&A Panel Session - All Session 1 Speakers
Afternoon Tea, Coffee & Networking

SESSION 2: From Bio-Innovation to Commercial Success: Scenarios, Solutions & Start-Ups

Chair: Rob Mallinson, BANZ
Are Forestry Residues the Answer to Plastic Pot Waste?
Elisa Harley, Student & Entrepreneur
Cutting Edge of Low Tech: Infield Steam Engines Replace Diesel with Residues
Sam Mackwell, Chief Engineer and Founder, Mackwell & Co
EECA RETA Regional Biomass Availability Summary for the South Island
Lloyd McGinty, Director, Energy Management, Whirika Consulting
Biomass Insights and Opportunities - EECA's Perspective
Oliver Howitt, RETA Programme Lead, EECA
Industry Leaders PANEL and Q&A Session – Residues and Revenues – Why the Disconnect?
Philip Elworthy, Director, Forest Investment, Rayonier Matariki Forests, Philip Millichamp, Group Manager - Environmental & External Relations, Oji Fibre Solutions, Jacob Kohn, CEO, Futurity Bio Ventures
Wood Energy from Forestry Residues: NZ Customer Case Studies
Lincoln Rayner, Sales Engineer, Stevens Group
Sweden’s Bioenergy Journey: International Customer Case Studies
Johan Henricson, Sales Manager - Head of Sales, OP Erjo AB
Networking, Canapés & Happy Hour

Wednesday 31 July 2024

SESSION 3: Commercial Case Studies: Wood Residues in Practice

Chair: TBC
Forestry in New Zealand and Internationally: Current and Future Bioenergy Challenge and Opportunities
Paul Bennett, Portfolio Leader - Integrated Bioenergy, Scion
Case Study: Biochar in Forest Operations
Rodrigo Palazuelos, Forest Senior Consultant, Chile and Tom Miles, Executive Director, US Biochar Initiative, USA
Q&A Panel Session with All Session 3 Speakers
Morning Tea, Coffee and Networking

SESSION 4: Bridging the Gap between Potential and Profit: What Needs to Happen

Chair: Elizabeth Heeg, Chief Executive, NZ Forest Owners Association
Rethinking the Value of Forest Logs - Is It Time for an Energy Grade ("E-Grade"?)
Hamish Marshall, Consultant, Margules Groome
Start with Storage!: Case Study - How to save Millions by Considering Fuel Storage before Finalising Wood Boiler Size and Specification
Rob Mallinson, Managing Director, Living Energy
CHARGING THE WORLD, WITHOUT CHANGING IT: Powering the World's Electrification Revolution with Trees
Oliver Foster, General Manager, CarbonScape
Q&A Panel Session with All Session 4 Speakers
Conference Concludes with Lunch and Networking

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

Residues2Revenues 2023 offered a tremendous opportunity for companies involved in harvesting, transporting, aggregating and using wood residues to maximise their exposure to the New Zealand and Australian industries.

Exhibition opportunities included both stands inside the hotel venue, or space outside the venue for displaying larger equipment such as wood chipping and wood grinding machines, wood residue handling, slash and chip loading equipment and trucks. Please contact us for further information.

If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity for Residues2Revenues 2024, or other upcoming FIEA events, please contact Gordon Thomson, FIEA Marketing & Sponsorship Manager, (+64) 7 921 1384 or (+64) 27 275 8022,

Event Partners

Premium Event Sponsor

Sponsor Logo - Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service

Supporting Organisation

Sponsor Logo - Bioenergy AssociationSponsor Logo - NZ Product AcceleratorSponsor Logo - FICA – Forest Industry Contractors AssociationSponsor Logo - BNNZ, Biochar Network NZ

Event Sponsors

Sponsor Logo - Tatom Engineering – Feed & BiofuelSponsor Logo - SkookumSponsor Logo - EECASponsor Logo - RokbroSponsor Logo - Wood BecaSponsor Logo - Conveyor IndustriesSponsor Logo - Epic CharSponsor Logo - AndritzSponsor Logo - ERJOSponsor Logo - Living EnergySponsor Logo - WIDE TrustSponsor Logo - KomatsuSponsor Logo - Stevens Group

FIEA Partners

Sponsor Logo - Trimble ForestrySponsor Logo - Atlas | IntegralSponsor Logo - USNRSponsor Logo - C3Sponsor Logo - Rotorua Economic DevelopmentSponsor Logo - FWPASponsor Logo - ArxadaSponsor Logo - HoltecSponsor Logo - Eagle TechnologySponsor Logo - NZ LoggerSponsor Logo - RemsoftSponsor Logo - Key Knife | Braford IndustriesSponsor Logo - Scion

Media Partners

Sponsor Logo - HarvestTECH NewsSponsor Logo - NZ LoggerSponsor Logo - ForestTECH NewsSponsor Logo - WoodTECH NewsSponsor Logo - Friday Offcuts


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Rotorua, New Zealand

Distinction Hotel Rotorua

390 Fenton Street, Rotorua, New Zealand

With its beautiful garden setting and located just minutes from the city centre, Distinction Rotorua Hotel is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a big day at the conference. After the event, this hotel is also a great base to enjoy the wealth of attractions and activities Rotorua has to offer. Free car parking is available at the venue, however, spaces are limited and hotel guests take priority.

Special accommodation rates available now.

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Standard | $995 + GST
Rates are per person
Group (3-5) | $795 + GST (Save $200)
A minimum of 3 attendees are required for this special rate. Rates are per person
Group (6+) | $695 + GST (Save $300)
A minimum of 6 attendees are required for this special rate. Rates are per person
Virtual Event | $695
This is restricted to attendees from outside of New Zealand. No GST is charged for registrations outside of New Zealand. Access to live and on-demand event videos post-event. Rate is per person.

Registration Details

  • The Conference Rate refers to your attendance in person at the Rotorua, New Zealand conference and exhibitions.
  • Virtual Event registrations can be booked by delegates from outside of New Zealand. This will ensure that those unable to travel into either New Zealand to attend in person will be able to participate directly live online, or view the recorded presentations at a later date.
  • All prices exclude GST (15%). For virtual online registrations from outside New Zealand, GST does not apply.
  • For New Zealand transactions, including the virtual online event, a credit card processing fee of 2.9% will be charged.
  • The Early Bird Rate applies only to the standard conference rate. To be eligible, registrations and payment must be received ON or BEFORE the listed date above. All special discounts require payment at the time of registration and before the cut-off date in order to receive any discount.
  • Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) Member Discounts of 10-25% apply to the listed Standard Conference Rate. FIEA Membership Details and Benefits can be seen on Membership status and discounts available can be checked by calling our FIEA offices.
  • For those attending in Rotorua, the event registration payment covers morning and afternoon teas, lunch, refreshments, Networking Evening, workshops, a conference handbook and post-event access to presentation PPT’s (electronic download of PDF’s, for those presentations where presenter approval has been given).
  • For Virtual Event registrations, your registration payment covers live access to all New Zealand conference presentations, post-event access to presentation PPT’s (electronic download of PDF’s, for those presentations where presenter approval has been given) and recorded presentations, for a limited time and where speaker approval has been given.

COVID-19 related information:

  • The event organiser will work to ensure that all instructions provided by the New Zealand Government Health Authorities, relating to travel and the running of events because of COVID-19 are strictly adhered to.
  • It is the responsibility of the sponsor, exhibitor or delegate, if intending to travel to attend the conference, to check on all updated health and Government guidelines for any specific entry requirements.
  • If for any reason the venue is unable to be used because of COVID-19 restrictions that might have been imposed by Government, the event organiser may need to either reschedule the event or move the event online. Your registration will automatically transfer to the new dates and/or format. In this situation, no refunds will be given. If the event is not moved online or able to be rescheduled within 12 months of the original date, you will be entitled to a credit or a full refund.

Cancellation policy:

For cancellations on or before Friday 28 June 2024, a 10% administration fee applies. Cancellations received after this date are non-refundable but are transferrable. Please allow 30 days for refunds to be processed. If you wish to transfer your registration to another individual from within your company, please provide us with at least 24 hours advance notice.

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