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Cablegate: New Zealand Organizations Specializing in Biofuel

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DE RUEHWL #0767/01 2912301
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P 182301Z OCT 07
FM AMEMBASSY WELLINGTON
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 4817
INFO RUEHBY/AMEMBASSY CANBERRA PRIORITY 4999
RUEHNZ/AMCONSUL AUCKLAND PRIORITY 1505
RUEHRC/USDA FAS WASHDC PRIORITY 0358
RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY 0183
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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 WELLINGTON 000767

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

EAP/ANP, STATE PASS TO USITC FOR LYN SCHLITT

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAGR ECON ENRG ETRD OTRA NZ
SUBJECT: NEW ZEALAND ORGANIZATIONS SPECIALIZING IN BIOFUEL
R&D AND PRODUCTION.

REF: STATE 133131

1.(U) IN RESPONSE TO REFTEL, EMBASSY WELLINGTON WOULD LIKE TO
INFORM THE UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION
(USITC) THAT THE GOVERNMENT OF NEW ZEALAND HAS CREATED THE
ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY(EECA) AS THE
ENTITY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INTRODUCTION OF RENEWABLE
TRANSPORT FUELS (I.E., BIODIESEL AND BIOETHANOL) INTO NEW
ZEALAND. THE GNZ HAS SET THE TARGET DATE OF APRIL 1, 2008 AS
THE STARTING POINT FOR FUEL COMPANIES TO START SELLING
BIOFUELS IN THE NZ MARKET. THE AGENCY ADDRESS IS 44 THE
TERRACE, P.O. BOX 388, WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND; PHONE
0800-358-676.

2.(U) THE FOLLOWING LIST COMPRISES THE LEADING NEW ZEALAND
FIRMS AND ORGANIZATIONS RESPONSIBLE FOR R&D AND PRODUCTION
FOR BIO FUELS:

Anchor Ethanol
Fonterra Center, 9 Princes Street
Auckland
New Zealand

Person-contact: Roger Ryan
Title: General Manager
Ph: 64 (9) 374-9000
Fax: 64 (9) 374-9580
Email: Rodger.Ryan@fonterra.com
Website: in transition/under new construction

Anchor Ethanol is a subsidiary of Fonterra specializing in
producing ethanol from the whey left behind during the
manufacture of casein.

Aquaflow Bionomic Corporation Limited
PO Box 3232
Richmond
Nelson
New Zealand

Person-contact: Mr. Peter Leay
Title: Director
Ph:/Fax: 64 (3) 543-8227
Email: info@aquaflowgroup.com
Website: www.aquaflowgroup.com

Aquaflow was founded in 2005. Aquaflow has developed and
currently perfecting a way to produce biofuel from algae.

Argent Energy New Zealand
PO Box 5450
Mount Maunganui
New Zealand

Person-contact: Linda Beaumont
Title: Personal Assistant
Ph: 64 (7) 574-8103
Fax: 64 (7) 574-8113
Email: admin.nz@argentenergy.com
Website: argentenergy.com/newzealand

Argent Energy is investigating the feasibility of setting up
New Zealand's first multi-feedstock biodiesel production
plant.

Biodiesel Australasia Limited
4 Tudor Rise
Whakatane
New Zealand

Person-contact: Mr. Andre Hamman
Title: Chief Executive
Ph: 64 (7) 308-5225
Email: biodieselnz@ihug.co.nz
Website: www.anzacfueltech.com

Biodiesel (trading as AnzacFuelTech) manufactures stainless
steel biodiesel plants that can produce from 400-2400 liters
of fuel.

BioDiesel New Zealand
11B Marylands Place
Christchurch

WELLINGTON 00000767 002 OF 003


New Zealand

Person-contact: Mr. Paul Quinn
Title: General Manager
Ph/Fax: 64 (3) 338-7600
Email: info@biodiesel-nz.co.nz
Website: www.biodiesel-nz.co.nz

Unit C, 136 Cryers Road
East Tamaki
Auckland
New Zealand

Person-contact: Mr. Lindsay McCallum
Title: National Manager - Oil Supply Development
Ph/Fax: 64 (9) 272-9129
Email: info@biodiesel-nz.co.nz
Website: www.biodiesel-nz.co.nz

Biodiesel New Zeaaland produces fuel from used vegetable oil.

BioDiesel Oils (NZ) Ltd.
PO Box 259285
Greenmount
Auckland
New Zealand

Person-contact: Lynton Bridger
Title: General Manager Marketing/Operations
Ph: 64 (9) 274-9469
Fax: 64 (9) 273-7147
Email: lyn@biodiesel-oils.co.nz
Website: www.biodieseloils.com

BioDiesel Oils (NZ) Ltd. is New Zealand's only commercial
manufacturer of biodiesel.

Cawthron Institute
98 Halifax Street East
Private Bag 2
Nelson
New Zealand

Person-contact: Dr. Mike Packer
Title: Scientist, Biosecurity Group
Ph: 64 (3) 548-2319
Fax: 64 (3) 546-9464
Email: info@cawthron.org.nz
Website: www.cawthron.org.nz

Cawthron is a Crown Research Institute. It is New Zealand's
largest, independent, community-owned research center with
over 180 scientific and technical staff based in Nelson and
Marlborough. Cawthron was established in 1919.

CRL Energy Ltd.
PO Box 31-244
Lower Hutt
New Zealand

Person-contact: Dr. Rob Whitney
Title: Chief Executive
Ph: 64 (4) 570-3700
Fax: 64 (4) 580-3701
Email: crl@crl.co.nz
Website: crl.co.nz

CRL is an energy research and environmental consulting
company. CRL's shareholders are the Coal Association of New
Zealand and the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric
Research Ltd. (NIWA).

Ecodiesel Limited
PO Box 106818
Auckland
New Zealand

Person-contact: Dr. Neil Domigna
Title: Commercial Director
Ph: 64 (9) 377-9689
Fax: 64 (9) 377-9677
Email: infor@pacificchannel.com
Website: www.pacificchannel.com

WELLINGTON 00000767 003 OF 003

Ecodiesel Limited is a new company specializing in
manufacturing biodiesel from local met industry by-products.

Genesis Research & Development Corporation Ltd.
PO Box 50
Auckland
New Zealand

Person-contact: Mr. Stephen Hall
Ph: 64 (9) 373-5600
Fax: 64 (9) 373-5601
Email: enquiries@genesis.co.nz
Website: www.genesis.co.nz

Genesis is a New Zealand-based biotechnology company.
AgriGenesis is a subsidiary company focused on plant
technology.

Industrial Research Ltd. (IRL)
69 Gracefield Road
PO Box 31-310
Lower Hutt
New Zealand

Person-contact: Dr. Shaun Coffey
Title: Chief Executive
Ph: 64 (4) 931-3000
Fax: 64 (4) 566-6004
Email: info@irl.cri.nz
Website: www.irl.cri.nz

The IRL is a Crown Research Institute registered as a company
specializing in commercial science.

Lanzatech
24 Balfour Road
Parnell
Auckland
New Zealand

Person-contact: Dr. Shaun Simpson
Title: Chief Executive
Phone: 64 9 373 4929
Fax: 64 9 929 3038
Email: freya@lanzatech.co.z
Website: www.lanzatech.co.nz

LanzaTech has developed a proprietary platform for producing
lowest-cost fuel ethanol in any industrialized geography

Scion
49 Sala Street
Private Bag 3020
Rotorua
New Zealand

Person-contact: Dr. Tom Richardson
Title: Chief Executive
Ph: 64 (7) 343-5899
Fax: 64 (7) 350-1498
Email: Tom.Richardson@scionresearch.com
Website: www.scioncresearch.com

Scion is a Crown Research Institutes formerly known as Forest
Research. Scion focuses on R&D for developing sustainable
biomaterials.

3.(U) EMBASSY CONTACT FOR MATTERS RELATED TO ENERGY ISSUES IS
ECONOMIC OFFICER, THOMAS WALSH, EMAIL: WalshTJ@state.gov;
PHONE: (64)(4) 462-6182.
KEEGAN

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