9-10 March 2022 | Rotorua, New Zealand

We have the potential to transform the forestry sector into a provider of biofuels, bioenergy and a range of renewable bioproducts. This event will help forest owners and managers, harvesting contractors, sawmills and wood manufacturing companies better understand the real value of wood residues and the opportunities in supplying this growing market.

Residues to Revenues 2022

The Issue

There is growing demand for alternatives to fossil fuels. Pressure is being bought to bear by the NZ Government. It’s aiming for low emissions transport. All Government owned facility heating will be from low emissions energy by 2035, with fossil fuels replaced by electricity and solid biofuels. Heat and energy users throughout New Zealand are following the Government’s lead and transitioning from fossil fuels. 

Major investment is required in creating a New Zealand biofuels industry. Te Uru Rākau, as part of the Forestry and Wood Processing Industry Transformation Plan, is developing business cases for companies to invest in biofuels and the solid fuels sector in New Zealand. This will include a focus on wood-based products that will provide a large source of residues. 

However, is the forestry sector in a position to supply?

The potential right now is immense - and it’s growing as the wood harvest increases. Biofuel is a new product line for the forestry sector. So, how can the forestry and wood processing sector best capitalise on this opportunity?

What's Planned?
  1. A conference, exhibitions and practical workshops, run over two days, with a wide range of industry leaders and experts.
  2. For NZ forest owners, harvesting and wood transport contractors, sawmills and wood manufacturing operations who are looking at ways to better understand the opportunities open to them in emerging bio-energy markets.
  3. An event enabling the industry to better understand the real value of wood fibre – or residues – and the opportunities open to it in supplying this product to the market.
Key Details

Event Dates: 9-10 March 2022

Location: Distinction Hotel, Rotorua, New Zealand

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Key Topics
  • The big picture – key drivers ensuring biomass conversions and bio-fuel investment in New Zealand
  • The Forestry and Wood Processing Industry Transformation Plan. Results and recommendations for investing in the biofuels and solid fuels sector
  • Regions under pressure. How are the regions handling unprecedented demand for biomass?
  • Biomass resources. Current and potential solid fuel demand. How much residue will be available: where, when and at what delivered cost
  • Wood residues payment – by weight, by volume or by energy content (weight and moisture content)
  • Models for co-ordinating regional supplies of wood residues. Collaboration to ensure scale, quantity and quality parameters being sought by heat users can be maximised
  • Residues recovery. In field vs skid or processing site vs centralised chipping options

Who Will Attend the Conference?

  • Forest owners and managers
  • Harvesting contractors
  • Wood processing and manufacturing operations
  • Regional and District Council planners
  • Government policy staff involved in renewable low-emission fuels
  • Wood chip and wood pellet users
  • Energy consultants
  • Energy managers
  • Facilities managers
  • Sustainability managers
  • Energy heat plant users and manufacturers
  • Researchers
  • Equipment, product and service suppliers


We have been working closely with a wide range of New Zealand, Australian and international companies, service suppliers, researchers and government bodies to develop a strong and innovative programme. If you have any questions about the programme, please contact Brent Apthorp on or (+64) 3 470 1902.


1 | Pre-Conference Workshop: In-Field Chipping Technology Showcase

Host: FIEA
When: Wednesday 9 March 2022, 10.30am to 12:00 noon
Where: Conference Venue, the Distinction Hotel Rotorua
Max: Limited to 100 attendees
Cost: Free
Audience: In-person only event

New and emerging technologies for processing forest slash, logging residues and stump wood. An informative 90-minute showcase featuring major equipment suppliers from around the world.

Presenters: Precision Husky, USA, Komatsu Forest & Peterson USA, Stevens Group, NZ / Morbark, USA & Mobile Screening & Crushing / Terex CBI (presenters to be confirmed)

Note: To attend, showcase delegates will have had to have registered for the Residues to Revenues event.

Registration: Workshop bookings are make when registering for the Conference.

2 | Post-Conference Workshop: What Wood Fuel will Heat Plant Operators' Buy?

Host: Bioenenergy Association of NZ
When: Thursday 10 March 2022, 1pm through to 3pm
Where: Conference Venue, the Distinction Hotel Rotorua
Max: Limited to 100 attendees
Cost: $45 plus GST
Audience: In-person only event

This half-day workshop will focus on what makes wood fuel different from forest residues and how forest growers and contractors can turn residues, which would otherwise be wasted, into revenue.

With the increased demand for wood fuel for new heat plant being installed, or for cofiring in existing coal plant, it is important that contract compliant fuel is processed and delivered. Generally, the residues sourced from forest or processing plant require treatment to make them contract compliant fuel.

This workshop will outline how wood fuel is specified and discuss methods for verification of compliance to specification. Fuel supplier quality assurance systems ensure that contracts are successfully performed. The workshop will be presented by the Bioenergy Association. Attendees will receive free copies of the Wood Fuel Supply Technical Guides.

Registration: Workshop bookings are make when registering for the Conference.


Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

The Residues to Revenues conference offers a tremendous opportunity for companies involved throughout the forestry sector. Exhibition spaces are always at a premium. FIEA has a well-deserved reputation of providing both sponsors and exhibitors with a unique platform for promoting their products and services to the industry in BOTH New Zealand and Australia.

We always receive strong interest in the sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities available. For a full range of sponsorship, exhibition and branding options, please contact Gordon Thomson, Marketing & Sponsorship Manager, (+64) 7 921 1384 or (+64) 27 275 8022,

Premium Event Sponsor

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Event Supporters

Featured image for “International Erosion Control Association (IECA)”
Featured image for “Forest Owners Association”

Event Sponsors

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Featured image for “PGG Wrightson Turf | DuraVeg”
Featured image for “Eagle Technology”
Featured image for “Remsoft”
Featured image for “Wood Industry Development and Education Trust”
Featured image for “TPMS”
Featured image for “Braford Industries”
Featured image for “Forme Consulting Group Ltd”
Featured image for “OsGro Seed Services”

FIEA Partners

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Featured image for “Atlas | Integral”
Featured image for “Remsoft”
Featured image for “Eagle Technology”
Featured image for “Scion Research”
Featured image for “C3”
Featured image for “USNR”
Featured image for “NZ Logger”
Featured image for “Trimble Forestry”
Featured image for “Holtec”
Featured image for “Rotorua Economic Development”
Featured image for “Arxada (formally Lonza)”
Featured image for “Key Knife | Braford Industries”

Media Partners

Featured image for “NZ Logger”
Featured image for “Friday Offcuts”
Featured image for “HarvestTECH News”
Featured image for “WoodTECH News”
Featured image for “ForestTECH News”


Rotorua, New Zealand

Distinction Hotel Rotorua
390 Fenton Street, Rotorua, New Zealand

With its beautiful garden setting and located just minutes from the city centre, Distinction Rotorua Hotel is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a big day at the conference. After the event, this hotel is also a great base to enjoy the wealth of attractions and activities Rotorua has to offer. Free car parking is available at the venue, however, spaces are limited and hotel guests take priority.

Special accommodation rates will be available soon.

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Standard Rate$895 + GST

Standard rate starts 12 February 2022. Rates are per person.

Group Rate (3+)$695 + GST

A minimum of 3 attendees is required for this special rate. Rates are per person.

Pre-Conference WorkshopFree*

In-Field Chipping Technology Showcase.
Wednesday 9 March 2022, 10.30am to 12:00 noon
*Free for R2R registered delegates

Post-Conference Workshop$45 + GST

What is Wood Fuel that Heat Plant Operators Will Buy?
Thursday 10 March 2022, 1pm through to 3pm

Virtual Online$495*

Rate is per person. Australian and international attendees only. Access to live and on-demand event stream. GST is not charged on registrations based outside of New Zealand.

Registration Details
  • The Conference Rate refers to your attendance in person at the Rotorua conference and exhibitions
  • Pre and post-conference workshop registrations form part of the online event registration process. Details are being collected during your registration.
  • Virtual Online registrations can be booked. These apply to companies from outside of New Zealand. This will ensure online attendance by Australian and other international companies.
  • All prices exclude GST (15%). For virtual online registrations from outside New Zealand, GST does not apply.
  • A credit card processing fee of 2.9% will be charged for all transactions.
  • The Early Bird Rate applies only to the standard conference rate. To be eligible for the Early-Bird Rate, registrations and payment must be received ON or BEFORE Friday 11 February 2022. All 'Early Bird' discounts require payment at the time of registration and before the cut-off date in order to receive any discount.
  • Bioenergy Association of NZ Member Discounts of 10% apply to the listed Standard Conference Rate. A membership discount code can be obtained from the BANZ office.
  • Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) Member Discounts of 10-25% apply to the listed Standard Conference Rate. FIEA Membership Details and Benefits can be seen on Membership status and discounts available can be checked by calling our FIEA offices.
  • For those attending the Rotorua event, the event registration payment covers morning and afternoon teas, lunches, refreshments, a conference handbook, post-event access to presentation PPT’s (electronic download of PDF’s, for those presentations where presenter approval has been given).
  • For Virtual Online registrations, your registration payment covers live access to all conference presentations, post-event access to presentation PPT’s (electronic download of PDF’s, for those presentations where presenter approval has been given) and recorded presentations, for a limited time and where speaker approval has been given.

COVID-19 related information:

  • The event organiser will work diligently to ensure that all instructions provided by the New Zealand Government and Health Authorities, relating to travel and the running of events because of COVID-19 are strictly adhered to. You can be sure that we will have all measures in place to safeguard your health and safety.
  • It is the responsibility of the sponsor, exhibitor or delegate if intending to travel to attend the Rotorua conference, to check on all updated health and Government guidelines for any specific entry requirements.
  • If for any reason the Rotorua venue was unable to be used because of COVID-19 restrictions that were imposed by the New Zealand Government, those registered to attend the physical event would be transferred to a new virtual online event that would be set up by the organisers.
  • Please refer to our full Terms and Conditions relating to any event related issues around COVID-19.

Cancellation policy:

For cancellations on or before Friday 11 February 2022, a 10% administration fee applies. Cancellations received after this date are non-refundable but are transferrable. Please allow 30 days for refunds to be processed. If you wish to transfer your registration to another individual from within your company, please provide us with at least 24 hours advance notice.

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