Biodiesel New Zealand produces its high-quality fuel from two sources – used vegetable oil collected from restaurants and food processors throughout the country, and from locally grown oilseed rape crops. The high-quality fuel is manufactured in Canterbury and supplied to fleet operators, fishing boats and tourism ventures whose owners appreciate its operational and maintenance advantages over mineral diesel.

The business aims to increase output to 70 million litres a year by 2011. Increased use of Biodiesel will give New Zealand greater energy security and, as imported oil prices continue to rise, better affordability while reducing the transport sector’s environmental impact.

Biodiesel New Zealand is a Solid Energy New Zealand business.

An independent report, by CRL Energy, shows that biodiesel from locally grown oilseed rape is sustainable, emitting around 50% less carbon dioxide over its life cycle than mineral diesel