Our focus areas » Bioenergy
We develop and implement biomass fuel strategies encompassing the full supply chain. This includes fuel production and sourcing, from forest products, residues and fuel crops through to the project management of heat plant construction. As part of the development, we carry out feasibility assessments and evaluate new technologies.
East Harbour's work in this area goes back to the late 1990's when East Harbour developed the Blue Mountain Lumber cogeneration facility in South Otago.
We have worked on bioenergy project for many forestry and energy companies, farmers and food processors. These include digestion of farming and processing wastes, combustion of fuel crops and process wastes and the conversion from fossil fuels to biomass including co-firing with coal. We understand all associated technologies, the economics and issues, benefits and risks
We have also carried out studies for commercial organisations, industry groupings and government on the development of biomass energy strategies, the establishment of biomass fuel supply chains for wood and wood residues, and the feasibility and economics of growing fuels crops.
East Harbour was instrumental in the founding of the Bioenergy Association of New Zealand (BANZ). We provide executive management services to BANZ.
East Harbour also works with bioenergy supply businesses as a business mentor, advising on business strategy and operational and other matters.
Some East Harbour bioenergy projects