Stump to Pump project to investigate liquid biofuels from forestry waste in New Zealand

In New Zealand the Stump to Pump innovation program has received a co-funding of $6.75 million by the Ministry of Primary industries to develop liquid biofuels from forestry waste, while industrial partners Norske Skog and Z Energy will match funding of $6.75 million, bringing the project’s total funding to $13.5 million.

The program will study the feasibility and commercial viability of establishing a modular test plant to process New Zealand forest waste into sustainable transport fuel.

The biofuel plant that we’re investigating could potentially process around 50,000 tonnes of forest waste per annum and cost in the order of $80-$100 million,” says Peter McCarty of Norske Skog. “Such a plant would take the industry to the next level in its goal of commercialising this new technology.”

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