Primary Sector

Forestry study urges focus on biofuel, steelmaking alternatives

Gavin Evans
Wed, 02 Sep 2020

Gavin Evans
Wed, 02 Sep 2020
New Zealand should accelerate investigation of wood-based liquid fuels and alternatives to coal in steelmaking as part of its efforts to reduce emissions and widen the scope of the country’s forestry industry, consultants say. Biocrudes, which can be used to make fuel,  chemicals or materials, would be a major opportunity to reduce the country’s fossil fuel use in trucks, planes and ships, as would other liquid fuel production, BioPacific Partners said in a report commissioned by the Ministry for Primary Industries. Other technologies tha...

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