Fonterra announces another major step in low carbon transition
4 August 2022
Fonterra is taking another step towards its low carbon transition with its Waitoa site in the Waikato planning to install a 30 megawatt wood biomass boiler to replace a coal boiler.
Together with Te Tumuaki o Te Kīngitanga and local iwi Ngāti Hauā, the Co-operative celebrated the turning of the first sod at Waitoa today.
Work will begin on the new boiler installation later this year, and it is expected to be up and running in November 2023.
The new boiler will reduce the site’s annual emissions by 48,000 tonnes of CO2e, the equivalent of taking 20,000 cars off New Zealand’s roads.
Fonterra Head of Energy and Climate, Linda Mulvihill says this is another significant step towards the Co-operative’s sustainability ambitions.