About Us

Biodiesel New Zealand is a wholly owned subsidiary company of Solid Energy New Zealand Ltd, a state owned enterprise. Alongside its coal business, Solid Energy is developing some of the promising energy solutions that will help to power New Zealand’s future and help the country in its transition to clean, affordable and renewable energy forms. As well as biodiesel, these include clean-burning wood pellet fuel, wood pellet fires, heating boilers, solar hot water systems and new, cleaner ways of using coal.

We operate a biodiesel plant in Christchurch and have an oilseed storage and processing plant at Rolleston.

Biodiesel New Zealand Christchurch Staff


Back row:  James Lilley, Brent Payne, Gabriel Baverstock, Andrew Simcock, Glen Irving, Roy Haberfield, Grant McDonald
Front row: Karl Hatton, Ashleigh Pace, Emily Harrison, Linda Barnes, Dean Weastell, Reuben Harrison, Martin Johnson

(Photo taken January 2012.  Gabriel Baverstock and Emily Harrison have since transferred to new teams within Solid Energy New Zealand Ltd).