In October 2021, our Firstgas Group team attended Ecogas’ official opening of their new Organics Processing Facility in Reporoa, the first of its kind in New Zealand.
A celebration of New Zealand’s progress towards a circular economy, the Facility was officially opened on 20 October in the presence of Hon Dr Megan Woods and representatives of Ngati Tahu-Ngati Whaoa Runanga Trust, signalling that the facility is moving into production.
This landmark project is the largest food waste processing facility in New Zealand using advanced technology proven overseas. At its full capacity, the Ecogas facility will produce renewable energy, biofertiliser and renewable carbon dioxide from 75,000 tonnes of inedible food waste and other organic residues.
In the future, Clarus and Ecogas will build New Zealand’s first large-scale biogas to pipeline project that will transform biogas produced at Reporoa, into a valuable source of renewable gas for use in 9,000 homes and businesses, allowing them to enjoy the benefits of renewable gas in their existing appliances, while saving up to 19 times the carbon emissions. Action that helps move New Zealand towards its target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.