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Who’s transforming our economy with renewable resources?

3 July 2024

The opportunities for converting forestry fibre to renewable resources to replace fossil fuel based products are growing every year. The adoption of bioenergy and related technologies / products in New Zealand and internationally, sourced from forestry and wood products companies continues to grow.  A popular industry conference – Residues-2-Revenues brings users together with technology developers and leaders in championing change for renewable products and energy sources from the forest and wood products sectors.

The rapid development of new carbon neutral energy options, improved to reduce emissions to de-carbonize our wider New Zealand economy all been major drivers to the change and rapid adoption we’re now seeing. Fonterra and other major energy users have already moved to use more wood energy.

The very latest technologies and results from up and down the country will be showcased in Rotorua, New Zealand on 30-31 July 2024.

One keynote speaker championing change throughout New Zealand is Sir Ian Taylor.  He has worked closely with the NZ Product Accelerator on using forestry renewables to help move our economy onto a more sustainable footing.

Sir Ian Taylor, former co-Chair of the Product Accelerator, is a polished and entertaining speaker. He is also involved in some major national initiatives. One of them is a Mātauranga programme for school students around the country – showing them that a better future for them is almost certainly going to be based around applying new technology. One of the keys to achieving the establishment of a new multi-billion dollar Industry for bio-materials from wood is getting the talent to run it all. Sir Ian has a vision for bringing the talent of young New Zealanders together with renewable forest resources to bring positive change to our economy.

Who else is speaking at this Residues-2-Revenues event?

  • Steve Wilson, Chairman, New Zealand Product Accelerator on the Potential Value of bioproducts from New Zealand forests.
  • Mark Pettit, Mitsui Bussan Woodchips Oceania on the Clean Fuel Revolutionaries pursuing our Plantation Biomass Resource.
  • Jacob Kohn, Futurity Bio-Ventures on pioneering New Zealand’s first advanced biorefinery to turn wood by-products into high value chemicals.
  • Oliver Foster, CarbonScape on biographite for localised battery supply chains from the ground up
  • Sam Gordon, Sustainability Manager, Air New Zealand on Accelerating sustainable aviation fuels and the role of woody biomass.

For the full conference programme & Special rates – see website for details at:

www.woodresidues.events

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