Biofuels slowly gaining transport momentum
By Peter Kerr for sticK
(sticK - 23 August 2011 ) The recent Bioenergy Association of NZ liquid biofuels conference in Wellington demonstrated a number of businesses surviving, possibly thriving as part of the country's move to sustainable transportation.
As BANZ's executive director Brian Cox pointed out, with renewable fuels (bioethanol and biodiesel) only making up 0.2% of total transport fuels, New Zealand has a long way to go before reaching the association's target of 30% by 2040.
However, it’s a start, even if the Ministry of Economic Development shows a lukewarm regard to its development - and examples of commercial success can only boost biofuel's increasing uptake.
sticK wasn't able to be at all of the day's proceedings, attended by over 50 people; but points of interest, in no particular order, follow.
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