Biogas – proposed new field of work at ISO
Standards New Zealand is seeking feedback on a new field of technical activity on biogas. The Standardization Administration of China has proposed this new field of work to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
Biogas is a combustible mixture of gases produced by microorganisms when manure and other biological wastes are allowed to ferment in the absence of air.
It is proposed that new Standards be developed to broaden and facilitate the commercial and private use of biogas as a source of fuel. The Standards would address a broad range of issues related to biogas, including manufacturing, testing, inspection, and quality management.
For more information, or to submit comments including support for or opposition to the proposal, please email email@example.com. Comments received will be used to form a New Zealand position on this proposal. Please provide your comments by Friday, 16 April 2010.
2010 New Zealand Petroleum Conference
The New Zealand Petroleum Conference will be held 19 – 22 September 2010. The Ministry of Economic Development Crown Minerals event has evolved over the past 28 years to become New Zealand's showcase for the oil and gas industry.
The conference attracts industry leaders, experts, and decision makers and provides a platform to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the oil and gas industry, and a forum for industry players to network and develop business opportunities.
STANDARDS IN DEVELOPMENT
Gas appliance safety
Project Manager: Vicki Allison
Estimated Publication Date: Mid 2010
Comments: This project is on hold until further notice.
Manager: Vicki Allison
Estimated publication date: June 2010
Comments: The committee last met in September and finished reviewing the public comments for parts 1 and 2. The committee is continuing to update the draft. Postal ballot is expected to start in March and a stakeholder workshop will be held during this period for the New Zealand committee members to discuss the changes to the proposed Standards with stakeholders.