Rashid Kamau's post

Rashid Kamau

6 w

Fonterra furthers decarbonisation strategy by switching to wood at Waikato
New Zealand's Fonterra (FCG.NZ) said on Friday it would convert coal boilers at its Hautapu site in Waikato to wood pellets and install a heat pump at its Palmerston North milk processing site to supply to the local market, as part of its decarbonisation strategy.
Once complete in early 2024, the Hautapu site will reduce carbon emissions by a forecast 15,785 tonnes per annum, the company said in a statement.
The world's largest milk cooperative had announced a strategic partnership in February, in an effort to reduce carbon dioxide emissions using climate-friendly heat pump technology for steam generation.
"There are a number of solutions we're using to decarbonise our operations and these two projects are a good example of different technologies available," Fonterra Chief Operating Officer Fraser Whineray said.
The company is receiving NZ$2.5 million ($1.54 million) in co-funding to complete the work at Hautapu and NZ$425,000 for the Palmerston North site project from a government fund.
These projects are just two of many underway to decarbonise the Fonterra business. The company's Waitoa and Stirling sites are in the process of installing wood biomass boilers to exit coal.
    Welcome, let's solve the climate crisis together
    Post youtube preview with preloading
    youtube overlay

    Write or agree to climate reviews to make businesses and world leaders act. It’s easy and it works.

    Write a climate review

    Voice your opinion on how businesses and organizations impact the climate.

    Open for Climate Dialogue™

    Certified accounts actively looking for your opinion on their climate impact.

    126.4k trees planted

    One tree is planted for every climate review written to an organization that is Open for Climate Dialogue™.

    Download the app

    We plant a tree for every new user.