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MOVe Logistics – Coastal shipping and green hydrogen trucks for the future of freight in NZ

MOVe Logistics – Coastal shipping and green hydrogen trucks for the future of freight in NZ

Coastal shipping and green hydrogen-powered trucking are part of the future for freight in New Zealand believes Chris Dunphy, the new director of Move Logistics — formerly known as TIL Logistics — one of the country’s largest freight and warehousing businesses.

Dunphy believes hydrogen will eventually replace diesel, and he’s also looking to open up shipping and expand across the Tasman. Dunphy’s interest in greener alternatives has been propelled in part by his previous job: shipping and transportation in the Australian coal mining industry.

LIC – Report highlights environmental improvements from genetic gains

LIC – Report highlights environmental improvements from genetic gains

A new report says 30 years of breeding by dairy farmers using LIC genetics has netted a 13% fall in methane emissions and 16% less urinary nitrogen per kilogram of milksolid produced.

This genetic improvement from LIC’s premier sire bulls produced this on-farm reduction between 1990-2020, the co-operative’s inaugural Sustainability Report said.

LIC chief executive Wayne McNee says this herd improvement has been the primary way LIC has helped farmers lower their environmental footprint.

Turning beverage cartons into wallboards

Turning beverage cartons into wallboards

New Zealand company saveBOARD has received a A$1.74 million grant from the Australian and New South Wales Governments towards setting up a A$5 million facility that will turn packaging waste into high-performance building material.

Meat processors look to decarbonise

Meat processors look to decarbonise

Three of the country’s largest meat companies are upgrading technology to cut carbon emissions.

Alliance has announced investment in three South Island plants, ANZCO to its Canterbury works and Silver Fern Farms to the Pareora works near Timaru.

Z signals intention to participate in RFP process for Sustainable Aviation Fuel production in NZ

Z signals intention to participate in RFP process for Sustainable Aviation Fuel production in NZ

Air New Zealand and MBIE have announced it will look to find an operator for a commercial Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) plant in New Zealand. Their signed Memorandum of Understanding to run a closed RFP process will invite leaders in innovation to demonstrate the feasibility of operating a SAF plant at a commercial scale. Z Energy commends the step and intends to participate in this process.

For Z this is another opportunity to move forward on their journey to a low carbon future, says Z Energy GM Strategy and Risk, Nicolas Williams. “Z is committed to be part of the solution to climate change. We know that the way we’re using the planet’s resources simply isn’t sustainable and we must look for alternative solutions.”

Silver Fern Farms to halve coal use

Silver Fern Farms to halve coal use

Silver Fern Farms welcomes $1 million co-funding from the Government Investment in Decarbonising Industry (GIDI) Fund for a $2.6 million coal-out project at its Pareora processing site, south of Timaru, as a significant boost to achieve the company’s commitment to end all coal use by 2030.

Meridian Energy – Southland milk and meat plants to electrify coal-fired boilers in a bid to decarbonise industrial process heat

Meridian Energy – Southland milk and meat plants to electrify coal-fired boilers in a bid to decarbonise industrial process heat

Two Southland processors are decommissioning coal-fired boilers in favour of electricity in order to help decarbonise industrial process heat in the South Island.

Agreements have been signed with the A2 Milk Company to support the decommissioning of a coal-fired boiler at its Mataura Valley Milk plant, and with Alliance Group to support the decommissioning of a coal-fired boiler at its Lorneville plant, near Invercargill.

Toitū Envirocare helps Emma Lewisham become world’s first carbon-positive beauty brand

Toitū Envirocare helps Emma Lewisham become world’s first carbon-positive beauty brand

When you run out of day cream or finish off that luxe serum, your first thought might be replacing the product ASAP. But have you ever stopped to think where that packaging you are about to so carelessly dispose of will end up?

The beauty industry produces a staggering 120 billion units of waste per year – a harrowing number from a growing industry that is set to be worth $716.6 billion by 2025.

But now a New Zealand-owned skincare company is helping to change that, one refill at a time.

Aotearoa’s own Emma Lewisham has become the world’s first beauty brand to achieve carbon positive status.

Vector collaborates with X, the moonshot factory, to virtualise Auckland electricity network and support energy decarbonisation

Vector collaborates with X, the moonshot factory, to virtualise Auckland electricity network and support energy decarbonisation

Vector Group today announced a strategic collaboration with X, the moonshot factory (formerly Google [x]), which will include virtualising New Zealand’s largest electricity network, run by Vector in Auckland.

Vector and X are working together on network virtualisation and simulation technology as part of their shared vision to reimagine the design, management, and operation of electricity networks; get ahead of increasing demands for clean energy; and transform the network in order to support decarbonisation.