About the Bioenergy Association

Bioenergy is renewable energy made available from materials derived from biological sources. Biomass is any organic material which has stored sunlight in the form of chemical energy. As a fuel it may include wood, wood waste, straw, manure, sugarcane, and many other byproducts from a variety of agricultural processes. In its most narrow sense it is a synonym to biofuel, which is fuel derived from biological sources but it includes biomass, the biological material used as a biofuel, as well as the social, economic, scientific and technical fields associated with using biological sources for energy.

Bioenergy Association

The Bioenergy Association of New Zealand is the lead Industry Association for bioenergy professionals in New Zealand and Australia. Members are bioenergy professionals including consultants, equipment retailers, fuel producers and users. Its primary objective is promoting the attributes of bioenergy and of assisting its members grow their bioenergy based business.

The Bioenergy Association maintains a number of separate but linked websites to promote the production and use of the wide range of bio-based fuel.

  • The Bioenergy Association main site  www.bioenergy.org.nz – is the main association website with information about the sector and all things related to bioenergy and details of Association membership, events, activities and resources.

  • Biogas - www.biogas.org.nz – focuses on biogas resources, news, projects, technical guides and the activities of the Biogas Interest Group.

  • Liquid biofuels - www.liquidbiofuels.org.nz - focuses on production and use of liquid biofuels summarising the current status of production, news, projects, resources and the activities of the Liquid Biofuels Interest Group.

  • Wood Energy - www.usewoodfuel.org.nz – aims to inform potential users about the merits of all wood fuel inclduign wood pellets and to provide details on projects, technologies and where to find both high quality wood fuel and equipment.

  • Bioenergy Facilities - www.bioenergyfacilities.org - you are here! Formerly known as the projects directory, this is a showcase for facilities in the region and a directory of fuel suppliers. Please contact us to be added.