Biodiesel Grants Scheme
The Biodiesel Grants Scheme ran from 1 July 2009 to 30 June 2012 and aimed to kickstart the biodiesel production industry in New Zealand.
The scheme was designed to:
- Provide support for the growing New Zealand biodiesel manufacturing industry as an economic development measure
- Offer comparable treatment with bioethanol for biodiesel
- Diversify the New Zealand fuel market; and
- Encourage the adoption of environmentally responsible fuels which reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Under the scheme, a grant of up to 42.5 cents per litre for biodiesel or biodiesel content of a biodiesel blend was available to biodiesel producers. The grant was payable monthly in arrears to producers whose product sales amounted to, or were in excess of 10,000 litres, B100 content, (100% biodiesel) per month.
- End of Biodiesel Grants Scheme confirmed (Minister of Energy and Resources Hon Phil Heatley, 24 May 2012)
- Biodiesel Grants Scheme to be extended (Minister of Energy and Resources Hon Gerry Brownlee, 5 July 2010)
- Biodiesel Grants Scheme off to a strong start (Minister of Energy and Resources Hon Gerry Brownlee, 29 July 2009)
- Budget 2009: Biodiesel boost (Minister of Energy and Resources Hon Gerry Brownlee, 19 May 2009)
- Biodiesel grants scheme description document (including terminology, criteria, exclusions, requirements, reporting and timelines)
- More information about biofuel use in New Zealand
Further questions about the scheme can also be directed to email@example.com or by telephone 0800 358 676.