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Tenco is one of New Zealand’s largest exporters of forest products. We have built to this position since 1991 when the company was set up to export lumber to growing Asian export markets.  Experience and reputation count; from small beginnings Tenco has become the largest independent exporter of New Zealand lumber and New Zealand’s 4th largest log exporter.  Tenco has a regular shipping program of their own log vessels and in combination with these and other ships currently calls  at 7 New Zealand ports (5 North Island and 2 South Island).
Tenco buys standing forests.  Tenco currently has a number of forests which they purchased at harvestable age to log over a number of years for export and domestic markets.  Tenco also regularly buys smaller tracts of forest to harvest immediately or immature forests to hold until harvest time.  Tenco is interested in broadening  the  base of owners from whom it purchases forests and stands of trees.  A deal with Tenco is a certain transaction.  The owner and Tenco will agree on a value of the tree crop and then Tenco will pay this amount to the owner either in a lump sum amount or on rate per volume unit out-turn from the forest depending on the nature of the tree crop.
Tenco knows there are a lot of farmers who have trees that are close or ready to harvest and will be asking themselves how they should proceed with the sale of their trees.  For some farmers the kind of certain transaction with money in the bank could well be appealing. Tenco is actively interested in buying harvestable forests or trees from areas including all the North Island (except the Gisborne and East Coast districts) and Nelson & Marlborough in the South Island .
If you own a forest in this area (16 years and older) and are ready to enter into this kind of agreement Tenco is interested to develop something with you.
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Christchurch hospital will soon be using biomass fuel

Monday, March 11, 2019, Brian Cox's Blog

The decision by the Canterbury District Health Board and the Government to install two biomass fuelled boilers at Christchurch hospital to replace the existing coal fuelled boilers demonstrates the increasing growth in the use of biomass to replace coal and natural gas.

The decision provides a show of confidence in the availability of biomass fuel into the future and the capability of the biomass fuel suppliers to reliably deliver specification fuel to meet demand.

The installation of yet more biomass fuelled heat plant in Canterbury is providing the demand pull that is encouraging biomass fuel suppliers to grow their capabilities to source and supply fuel.

The growing pool of heat plant fuelled by biomass in Canterbury is also providing the critical mass necessary for having adequate levels of advisers and service providers in the region.

Government has signalled that it wants a focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from process heat so it is encouraging to see that its own investment decisions are making Canterbury a role model on how 20 PJ of coal and gas could be replaced by biomass fuel by 2050. It is great to see Government ‘putting its money where its mouth is’ with regard to reducing emissions.  Such investment leadership will encourage business to also move to use more biomass energy.

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