ADI Systems has a considerable interest in reaping the embodied energy from waste treatment systems, so it was inevitable that there would be a meeting of the minds with the Bioenergy Association of New Zealand (BANZ). Steve Brewster of ADI Systems Asia Pacific has had a long association with BANZ and was recently asked to lead its Biogas Interest Group (BIG).
BANZ is an organization representing various interest groups for renewable energy in New Zealand. It is an umbrella organization of interest groups headed by BANZ Executive Officer and Coordinator, Brian Cox, for renewable energy from wood (logs, chips, pellets), liquid (alcohol, biodiesel), biomass (agricultural by-products like straw and corn stalks), and, of course, biogas. While each group pursues their own agenda, they come together to plot the course to further the uptake of renewable energy within New Zealand.
As the convener of the Biogas Interest Group, Mr. Brewster works together with Dr. Alzbeta Bouskova and Dr. Berni Chapman of ADI Systems Asia Pacific, along with others, to contribute to matters relating to the biogas sector. One immediate task of BIG is the revision of the New Zealand standard for farm scale biogas production (NZS 5228) to bring it up-to-date with more recent regulations and practices. BANZ is frequently consulted by government and territorial bodies on matters of bioenergy and bioenergy policy and tend to be the first organization people turn to for information regarding renewable energy within New Zealand.
ADI Systems Asia Pacific is pleased to be part of BANZ and is proud to be promoting the use of biogas as a renewable energy source to reduce carbon emissions and encourage sustainability in New Zealand.
To learn more about BANZ, visit www.bioenergy.org.nz