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Fonterra says gas, wood best low-carbon options for processing

Gavin Evans
Thu, 17 Sep 2020

Gavin Evans
Thu, 17 Sep 2020
Electrifying a major dairy processing site could cost more than $100 million in new transmission and other on-site equipment, Fonterra says.The company, which is aiming to have net zero carbon emissions across its processing facilities by 2050, is encouraged by the rapidly evolving technologies for industrial heat plant, chief operating officer Fraser Whineray said.But while there are good options developing for hot water and other lower-temperature applications, biomass and natural gas remain significantly cheaper options than electricity for...

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