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NZ Can Grow All its Own Biofuels, Says Study

18 March 2008

NEW ZEALAND - Purpose-grown forests to produce biofuels could meet all New Zealand's transport fuel requirements within 40 years, according to a study by the Crown research institute Scion.

Chief executive Tom Richardson told the Herald yesterday that New Zealand was one of just a handful of places identified worldwide that was well placed to become carbon-neutral for transport, given advances in biofuel technology.

Dr Richardson said incentives for developing a biofuel industry out of forests included that New Zealand had plenty of suitable land and favourable tree-growing climate and soils.

New Zealand could be a world leader in the field and was already getting international attention because it could be self-sufficient given the ratio of vehicles to land available.

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Source: NZherald

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