Fonterra - Biomass co-firing conversion

Lower carbon dairy manufacturing: Brightwater Biomass Co-Firing Conversion

Recognising the environmental impacts associated with the company’s carbon footprint, Fonterra is investing in alternative fuel sources, such as biomass to generate process heat.  Moving to a low carbon energy supply enables Fonterra to continue to prosper. Key to transitioning to net zero emissions, while ensuring appropriate energy is available to run its large-scale manufacturing sites, is testing new technologies prior to scaling them across the business. The proximity of Fonterra’s Brightwater site to an existing wood chip supply provided an ideal opportunity for the company to utilise a local wood chip supply to effectively “give this a go.”