The Ministry for  Primary Industries will spend $6.7 million for trials to make transport fuel a project given 14 months.

Three groups are involved in the project ‘Stump To Pump’  including the Government, Norske Skog in Kawerau and Z Energy.

The idea is to see if fuel can be extracted from the residue of harvested trees. Primary Industries Manager Roger Smith said  if fuel can be made tree left overs then the whole tree becomes economically important, that nothing is left to waste or at the mercy of the environment.

Kua whakaae te Manatu Ahu Matua kia whakapau i te putea ono ira whitu miriona tara hei whakamatautau i te hangatanga o tetahi kohinu waka pukaha kia neke te kaupapa mo nga marama tekau ma wha. E toru nga ropu kei te putea tahi a ratau rauemi ki tenei kaupapa Stump to Pump, ko te Kawanatanga, Norske Skog i Kawerau me Z Energy. Ara te tirohanga kia kowiri  he kohinu i nga toenga rakau nga penupenu, nga kongakonga me era atu no nga hauhaketanga rakau. Ki nga korero a Roger Smith o Te Manatu Ahu Whenua mena ka mahi i te kohinu no nga toenga rakau ina ke te whakahirahiratanga o te katoa o tetahi rakau kia kaua e moumou noa atu ki te puwhawhatangata o te taiao.