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It's sort of a pity we seem to have lots of hydrocarbons

It's sort of a pity we seem to have lots of underground hydrocarbons


By Peter Kerr for sticK

(sticK - 18 August 2011 ) The Bioenergy Association of NZ had a liquid biofuels conference in Wellington last week.

Under the radar, especially it would seem of a government more intent on fossil fuel exploitation, biodiesel and bioethanol are slowly increasing their market share.

The 50 or so attendees heard a number of case studies from users and suppliers of the renewable and carbon neutral forms of transport fuel, including Explore New Zealand's William Goodfellow who says its use is an important part of the tourist company's marketing.

Currently the rest of the world's transport has about 3% renewable fuel use - compared to New Zealand's 0.2%, with bioethanol responsible for 75% of our figure.

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