Bioenergy is energy generated from biological sources and is renewable. Biological material, or biomass, stores energy and the process of bioenergy is releasing and harnessing that energy.
Christchurch is at the leading edge of bioenergy through using Biogas produced at the Burwood landfill and the Christchurch Wastewater Treatment Plant to generate electricity.
Bioenergy or renewable energy produce limited greenhouse gas emissions. Energy that can be described as bioenergy includes biogas, biomass, and other biofuels, such as biodiesel. Use of cooking oil for biodiesel is an example of a programme in Christchurch using renewable waste product to provide energy.
CAfE is the official energy agency for Christchurch. We are committed to developing Christchurch as an energy-smart city.