Greenhouse Gas Emissions

As GHG emissions go down, butter prices could go up

By Beth Newhart

The EU uses environmentally friendly fuels like ethanol and biodiesel to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). But the vegetable oils that make up EU biodiesel are facing high demand and a higher carbon tax, resulting in price increases for butter.

Fonterra is targeting a reduction in carbon emissions of 30% by 2030 and net zero by 2050 across all New Zealand operations.

Fonterra site to reduce emissions by 25%

By Jim Cornall

Fonterra’s Brightwater milk processing plant in Nelson, New Zealand, is now co-firing on wood after the site’s newly converted boiler was officially switched on.

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