Legislation and standards for wood energy

There are a number of different international technical standards which could be used in New Zealand where there are no formal wood energy standards. The Bioenergy Association has therefore developed industry based Technical Guides which are based on the best of the international standards, and those aspects which apply to the New Zealand and Australian wood energy markets.

The Technical Guides are developed and maintained by the Bioenergy Association Wood Energy Interest Group and should be read as the technical standards applying in New Zealand and Australia. They condense down to the main elements of the plant and performance within the market. Designers of equipment etc should refer to the full international standards when devloping new equipment.

The Technical Guides reflect best practice in the New Zealand and Australian wood energy sectors.

Use the links below to access information on wood energy legislation, regulations, standards and specifications.