Venture Southland

Winner
2017
Wood Energy South project

Wood Energy South is a three year project funded by EECA and facilitated by Venture Southland, which has developed from first principles a sustainable wood energy market in Southland, resulting in 7 new biomass boilers have been successfully installed in Southland, with a further 5 committed to be installed in 2017. Collaboration across sectors, incorporating input from a range of technical experts has resulted in a combined environmental impact of these is a 6,830 tonnes per annum reduction in carbon emissions, equivalent to emissions from 2,530 cars and best practice guidance which provides a pathway for the rest of New Zealand.