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Clarus is committed to pursuing clean energy solutions to help New Zealand reach net zero carbon by 2050. This hub provides information, updates and our latest developments as we look to the future of renewable gas.

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Harmony Energy and First Renewables announce joint venture for the development of New Zealand's largest Solar farm

Global renewable energy infrastructure developer, Harmony Energy Limited has entered a joint venture with First Renewables Limited, part of New Zealand energy group Clarus (formerly Firstgas Group), to develop and own Tauhei Solar Farm. At the time of commissioning in 2026, it is expected to be New Zealand’s largest solar farm at 150 MWac, constructed on 182 hectares near Te Aroha in the North Island. 

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  • Upgrade facility site March24
    • Biogas
    • Blog

    Tim Lepper: Delivering a NZ first biogas upgrade project

    Clarus company, First Renewables is close to completing work on an exciting New Zealand-first renewable gas project that will turn food scraps into biomethane.

  • Pipeline laid Dec 23 v2
    • Biogas
    • Blog

    Biogas upgrade facility is taking shape

    Clarus company, First Renewables is currently building a state-of-the-art facility to upgrade Ecogas’ biogas into renewable gas

  • Suzuki biogas plant blog
    • Biogas
    • Blog

    Suzuki to open four biogas plants in India

    Auto manufacturer Suzuki plans to build four biogas refineries in India, which will begin operating in 2025. The biogas plants will turn cattle manure into biomethane, and that methane will be used to power vehicles that are currently fuelled by compressed natural gas.

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    • Biogas

    Touring Australia’s renewable gas sites

    Once again, from the renewable gas space, we have a first-person account from James Irvine, GM of Future Fuels at Firstgas Group. James was fortunate to join the GasNZ & Bioenergy Australia tour of renewable gas projects, travelling across 5 Australian states in 5 days. He shares some of his insights about the projects he visited that spanned a variety of renewable technologies, scale and businesses.

  • Our people RG out and about 28
    • Biogas

    The future of bioLPG

    Liquified petroleum gas, or LPG, is used in thousands of homes and businesses across New Zealand and particularly in the South Island. Many homes use 45kg LPG bottles to fuel their gas fires and hot water cylinders – providing instant heat all year round- as well as 9kg bottles to fuel the barbie.

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    • Biogas
    • Blog

    Big oil moves into biogas

    Big oil companies aren’t in the business of losing money. That’s why it’s fascinating to see Shell and BP investing billions of dollars into biogas, a renewable energy source that could eventually replace natural gas and help reduce global carbon emissions.