Tuesday 27 July 2010
Engineers for Social Responsibility Waikato BOP Branch Public Meeting
Energy from Biofuels – The Facts Not Fiction
A rare Hamilton opportunity to hear the current real facts and the associated debate from New Zealand’s leading professional engineer in the field.
Speaker: Stephan Heubeck –
Stephan’s first career was as a German agricultural engineer and during his training he designed, developed and worked on farm power plants using cow muck as the fuel. Many of the properties around his family farm are still profiting from his innovations. For a long time the farmers were making more money from the sale of excess electricity generation than from the milk they were producing – so why not here in the Waikato?
Since settling in New Zealand Stephan has extended his interests into the full range of biofuels. together with research work for NIWA he is now in international demand and we are lucky to catch him following work in Australia, Germany and Sweden.
He is an ideal person to clarify the media spin of national government and interest groups, and provide measurable facts related to the pressing questions on energy, the needs for carbon neutrality and especially the current status of biofuels and where they fit in the national and global energy mix.
• Time: 5.30 pm meet and greet. 6.00pm Stephan’s presentation 7.00pm go home or join a group of us for dinner in town for more chat.
• Venue: Waikato University School of Business Conference Room MSB 1.01, Gate 7, Hillcrest Road, Hamilton.
(Conference Rooms entrance at the bottom of the steps on the left hand side of the building)
• Contact: Norm Stannard Secretary ESRNZ Waikato Branch tel: 07-8556579
Frank Scrimgeour Chairman ESRNZ Waikato Branch tel: 07-8562889