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Implementing commercial scale biofuel in Queenstown. Beyond business as usual. Background. Working Party. Sep 09 – Mar 10 EECA funding of 30k for establishment Queenstown Sustainable Business programme relationships have assisted Workshop Working Party Consortium structure

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Implementing commercial scale biofuel in queenstown

Implementing commercial scale biofuel in Queenstown

Beyond business as usual


Background

Background

Working Party

Sep 09 – Mar 10

  • EECA funding of 30k for establishment

  • Queenstown Sustainable Business programme relationships have assisted

  • Workshop

  • Working Party

  • Consortium structure

  • Tender Process

  • Selection of supplier & site

  • Fuel Flowing


Queenstown lakes biodiesel consortium

Queenstown Lakes Biodiesel Consortium

The Consortium is not for profit to establish the presence of biofuel and demonstrate commercial viability

The project has always seen biodiesel as one solution towards renewable mobility


Biodiesel in queenstown timeline

Biodiesel in Queenstown timeline

Why ? Nov 2008

Workshop Oct 2009

Working party ongoing

Fuel flowing March 2010


1 year on

1 year on

  • 66 registered vehicles:

    • Toyota, Mitsubishi, Hino, Nissan, Isuzu, Ford, Volvo, Land Rover, Mazda

  • 19 businesses:

    • More than 50% are tourism activity operators

  • 85,000 litres of B20 pumped to date

    • Saving 34 tonnes of CO2

  • 65 cafes/restaurants/hotels in QLD recycling used cooking oil


Fuel flow mar 2010 jan 2011

Fuel Flow Mar 2010-Jan 2011


Implementing commercial scale biofuel in queenstown

Motivation for business

Innovation

Speed to market

New markets

Talent wars

Productivity

Motivation

Brand image

Managing risks

Compliance

Supply security

Profit

Share price

Growth

Revenue

Customer care

Expense savings

Competition

Market share

Leadership

Governance

Why biodiesel?


Biodiesel our approach

Biodiesel; Our approach

Creating Desired futures

Seeing Systems

Collaborating across boundaries

Renewable fuel is essential for tourism to thrive

Biodiesel has a place

Imported oil will cost more, dependence

From Senge (2009) The Necessary revolution


Biodiesel workshop oct 09

Biodiesel Workshop Oct 09

  • 2hrs 40 attendees

  • Put the risks/benefits on the table

  • Lively debate - fast with few or slow with many?

OUTCOMES

  • Elected a working party

  • 30 businesses said they would put a vehicle onto a consortium for pilot (use 1.5 million l per annum)

  • Supported B20 (real change) ahead of B5 (why bother?) because of Queenstown’s brand


Working party

Working Party

  • Key decisions

  • The future desired state is renewable

  • B20 rather than B5 as a first step

  • Site owned by Local Govt

  • Getting a supply partner alligned to our thinking


Biodiesel supply partners

Biodiesel Supply Partners

  • Saw the vision

  • Prepared to supply facility

  • Regional/national expansion potential


Partners

Partners


All partners essential to success

All partners essential to success

Otago Polytechnic Own and manage the consortium, seed funding

Local Govt (QLDC) Supply land, consenting and fencing, seed funding

Regional Tourism Organisation

(DQ) seed funding , database

Chamber of Commerce database

Sponsors funding

ECCA seed funding, expertise

Fuel Technologies Ltd contracted for expertise

Allied Petroleum Own facility, supply fuel

Biodiesel NZ supply biodiesel


Sponsors

Sponsors

GOLD $1000

CREEKSYDE HOLIDAY PARK

SILVER $650

Sponsorship has meant the consortium levy dropped from 3c per litre to 1c per litre

BRONZE

$450

SHOTOVER JET


Nz s first biodiesel consortium

NZ’s first biodiesel consortium


Official opening march 8 th 2010

Official Opening March 8th 2010


Awards

Awards

Commended in:

  • Transport

  • Community

  • Renewable Energy


Media exposure of launch

Media Exposure of Launch

  • TV3, Radio: Radio NZ, all QT local stations

  • Press: National Business Review, NZ Herald, Otago Daily Times, Southland Times, all QT local papers, Bay of Plenty Times, Rotorua Daily Post, Hawke’s Bay Today

  • On-line: Scoop, Stuff, Travel Memo, World Energy, World Fuels, Face book

  • 25 international websites ran the story


The future

The Future

  • Uncertain while the price of mineral diesel is under $2 a litre

  • The project has always seen biodiesel as one solution towards renewable mobility

  • The Consortium is not for profit to establish the presence of biofuel and demonstrate commercial viability


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