Luncheon at Fahrenheit with Peter Brown of Miscanthus New Zealand Ltd
September 30 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Miscanthus, renewable diesel, graphene
A glimpse into the carbon-neutral future for your business.
Peter has over 50 years’ experience in the development and use of a variety of natural resources throughout NZ, Australia, Asia and the Pacific, including Chile and China. His company, Miscanthus New Zealand Ltd, has been in operation since 2010 and has Miscanthus plants growing at more than 20 sites throughout NZ. Peter is a Fellow of the NZ Institute of Forestry and has served twice on the council of this Institute.
Miscanthus is a highly productive “green” energy crop that produces income for landowners from the second year after planting and annually thereafter with an estimated life of at least 20-25 years. It generates annual revenues over that period on a consistent and sustainable basis. Miscanthus creates a high-quality product that has multiple markets, including being a solid biofuel that can displace coal and other fossil fuels. It also makes the best animal bedding there is. But it has many other high-value, large-volume uses, such as the production of renewable diesel and graphene.
Miscanthus is an integral component of the future supply of biomass for carbon-negative fuel, that will allow New Zealand’s Paris climate change targets to be achieved in a commercially positive way.”