Promoting supply and use of biomass fuel in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific

Biomass fuel - sustainable, affordable, reliable and available

Energy is created from the combustion of biomass fuel and is used to produce heat or electricity. Biomass fuel (often referred to as wood fuel because the largest quantities come from wood) is a sustainable, carbon-neutral, clean burning fuel and offers a real opportunity for New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific to become greener and less dependent on fossil fuels. (Biomass fuel can also be herbaceous or produced from agricultural crop residues).

There is a strong market for biomass fuel – New Zealand has a thriving wood fuel sector, with expertise in the production and sale of all types of wood fuel and the heat plant equipment in which to use it. In Australia it is a fast emerging market..

Forest owners and wood processors can earn extra revenue by collecting logging and wood harvest residue and converting it into wood fuel. Farmers can grow plants to produce solid biofuel as an additional revenue stream. (They become food + fuel producers)

Biomass energy is a form of bioenergy and increasing our use of bioenergy is good for the economy –   providing economic growth through improved land use, new businesses and employment, particularly in rural communities. It is a key component of a circular economy.

This website is a portal to help you find the latest information on biomass fuel production and use in New Zealand – from producers and suppliers of wood fuel, to equipment providers and consultants with recognised wood energy expertise. If you are a farmer, forest owner or wood processor and want to find out more about how you can profit from harvest residue that currently goes to waste, contact us

The Bioenergy Association represents the New Zealand, Australian and Pacific bioenergy industry and is the only bioenergy-specific member association in New Zealand.  We provide assistance and a wealth of bioenergy information to support members' business and promote their expertise and capabilities in the New Zealand and Australian bioenergy sectors.  Information is available for  potential investors, policy makers and regulators. To achieve these objectives, the Bioenergy Association manages this portal.


NZ Sustainable Business Network - Bioenergy Association was a finalist at the NZ Sustainable Business Network Awards 2016. The awards are designed to showcase and highlight the fantastic contribution business, Govt, NGOs and Individuals are making towards sustainability in NZ. 

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) - Bioenergy Association was recognised as a leader in the EECA Awards 2016.