Wood fuel suppliers
Wood fuel can be produced and sold in a number of types and grades which need to be matched to heat plant design for efficient operation. The types of fuel are set out in the Technical Guide 1 (Solid Biofuel Classification Guidelines).
Wood residues for processing into wood fuel can be sourced from forest harvesting or wood processing. Studies of the availability of wood fuel in different parts of New Zealand can be found here.
Bioenergy Association operates a Wood Fuel Supplier Accreditation Scheme. Accreditation ensures suppliers have the ability to supply quality fuel and that they have quality assurance processes and procedures in place for its reliable and consistent production, storage and delivery. Bioenergy Association-accredited wood fuel suppliers have demonstrated to an independent party that they reliably supply consistently-graded fuels. Association members who are accredited suppliers of wood fuel are listed here. Note that those who are Accredited Wood Fuel Suppliers are backed by the Association's Professional Standards and Complaints Scheme.
The Bioenergy Facilities Directory is an interactive map that shows you at a glance where wood fuel is already being used in New Zealand.
Bioenergy Association has developed Technical Guide 6 (Contracting to Deliver Quality Wood Fuel to Customers) which outlines best practice for buying and selling wood fuel. It includes a Model Contract for the Sale and Purchase of Wood Fuel and is linked to a Technical Guide 5 - (Standard Methods for Verifying the Quality of Solid Biofuels) outlining how to verify fuel quality when delivered.
Become an accredited wood fuel supplier
Talk to us about becoming an Accredited wood fuel supplier. Accreditation requires supporting evidence of quality assurance processes for the production, storage and delivery of wood fuel, fuel quality testing methods and customer references. Full details can be found in the scheme's Guidance Document and application form
Only accredited suppliers are able to display the Bioenergy Association-accredited wood fuel supplier logo to show that they have fulfilled the required standards for high quality fuel production and distribution.
Find an accredited wood fuel supplier
View list of Accredited Wood Fuel Suppliers here
Wood fuel testing
View list of laboratories who can undertake testing of wood fuel here.
Have you got biomass that could be converted to fuel?
A number of fuel suppliers are seeking sources of biomass for their business. If you have biomass that you would like to dispose of contact the listed suppliers in the first instance. If no luck with them contact email@example.com and we will see what we can suggest.
Wood fuel supply market development activities
The Wood Energy Interest Group is an operational arm of the Bioenergy Association and provides oversight to the wood energy sector. It establishes and publishes the best practice technical guides, hosts workshops and webinars, manages a work programme of activities. Any Association members with an interest in wood fuel may join the Interest Group and fully participate providing guidance to the wood energy sector market development.
The Residential Wood Pellet Heating Working Group (RWPHWG) is a subset of the Wood Energy Interest Group. The RWPHWG oversees any matter related to residential wood pellet heating including standards and development of best practice guides.
The Accredited Wood Fuel Suppliers Working Group (AWFSWG) is a subset of the Wood Energy Interest Group. The AWFSWG oversees any matter related to the promotion of wood fuel supply.
Membership of the Wood Energy Interest Group or its Working Groups is available to all members of the Bioenergy Association.
If interested in the work of the Wood Energy Interest Group and its Working Groups contact firstname.lastname@example.org