Sector Snapshot: Digestate Biofertiliser Certification Scheme

Wednesday 26 June, 11am-12pm on Zoom. 

Free for WasteMINZ members and $49 plus GST for non WasteMINZ members

Digestate from the anaerobic digestion of source separated organic wastes has proven globally to have a positive impact on both the land and environment.

This presentation shares the establishment of the Digestate Biofertiliser Certification Scheme developed by the Bioenergy Association of New Zealand. The Scheme has been designed to give end users and regulators confidence that the digestate products are of high quality and contribute significantly to soil health and plant nutrition. Furthermore, the presentation will share the process of creating and developing the Scheme and what the next steps for the project are. The Scheme is an exciting development for the waste industry in New Zealand, expanding the options for the beneficial reuse of wastes and reducing the need for synthetic fertilisers. 

Presenter Info: 

Jane Shaw is an Environmental Consultant with over 20 years of experience in the waste industry both in New Zealand and the UK, focusing on compliance within wastewater, biosolids, energy from waste and landfill management. 

Elena Izaguirre is an independent consultant with over 25 years’ experience in the public and private organic waste recycling sector. She has extensive experience and knowledge across operations, resource consenting and delivering on various organics projects.