A CLEANER, MORE SUSTAINABLE FUEL

Wood is a clean fuel option for commercial and industrial boilers.  Wood energy boilers use a readily available waste resource, offer improved air quality over lignite and can save running costs over the long term. 

Wood Energy South has been set up to promote a shift in Southland to a cleaner, more sustainable fuel, improving our air quality, at the same time as we help support a new industry around the use of waste wood. 

Wood Energy South is an EECA and Venture Southland partnership project. Our team is here to help answer your questions and give you all the information you need to make a sound commercial decision on your long term fuel use.   

 

THE ADVANTAGES OF CLEAN WOOD ENERGY

Clean Wood Energy is expected to improve the region’s air quality and is considered an efficient, economically viable, and environmentally sustainable long-term option.

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ADVISORY SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE TO ASSIST YOU

Independent technical advisory services are available to Southland heat plant owners and Industry stakeholders.
Services include:

  • Site visits to assess the suitability of wood fuels for
  • your business
  • Unbiased advice on boiler and fuel options
  • Assistance with funding applications.

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YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING

Wood Energy South has funds available to assist businesses with wood energy projects and welcomes applications as part of the Wood Energy South Project. 

Funding is available for Feasibility Studies, as Capital Funding and for Crown Loans.

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HIGH TECH STRATEGY EMBRACED

There are many Schools, Commercial and Industrial premises that can and have benefited from converting to clean wood energy in Southland including McCallum’s Dry-cleaning, Slinkskins Thornbury and Splash Palace. Recent schools to convert to wood boilers are Donovan Primary (woodchip), Waihopai School (woodchip) and Menzies College (pellets).
 
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