2 The Teacher Fellowship Scheme The New Zealand Sciences, Mathematics and Technology Teacher Fellowship Scheme is administered by the Royal Society of New Zealand for the Ministry of Research Science and Technology. The Scheme is open to fully qualified and registered practicing primary, intermediate and secondary teachers whose work can be related to science, mathematics, social sciences and technology.
3 The Scheme aims to encourage teachers to: enhance their understanding of and positive attitudes towards science, mathematics, social sciences and technology.develop both personally and professionallyenhance their awareness and understanding of the applications of science, mathematics, social sciences and technology in enterprise to produce valuable products and servicesenhance their awareness and understanding of careers involving science, mathematics, social sciences and technologypromote career options in these areas to their studentsshare their enhanced knowledge and positive attitudes to science, mathematics, social sciences and technology with colleagues, students and others in the general community
4 OverviewAbout 30% of New Zealand’s Primary Energy is from Renewable Resources.Electricity Generation from Hydro accounts for over 70% of Renewable Energy use.For the foreseeable future, Electrical generation is the most significant area for growth in Renewable Energy
5 Renewable Consumer Energy Use in NZ Source: Renewable Energy Industry Status Report-3rd Edition, EECA
8 Potential Growth of Hydro Over 60% of the 755MW high probability potential growth in Hydro generation is in the South Island most of which is in CanterburyThe industry is well developed and new technologies are opening up previously uneconomic resources.There is plenty of potential for small, local generation schemes, possibly involving irrigation.Irrigation has caused a shift in electrical distributionConsenting issues are the major hurdle.
17 Geothermal Energy Issues The Industry is mature and in 50 years no resource has been extensively depleted.Provides a very consistent base load at lower cost than most hydro schemes.Combined Electrical and Heat generation makes synergies with other industries.Possibility of Mineral extractionThere is estimated to be MW of untapped resource (largely on Maori land)Subsidence
18 BioenergyEnergy from Biological Sources can be separated into main areas:Woody BiomassMunicipal/ Food Processing/ Agricultural ResiduesTransport Biofuels
20 Currently, 75% of the woody biomass resource is waste wood burnt to provide energy for wood treatment but there is a small amount of electrical generation.Firewood amounts for 25%Short rotation coppicing could provide fuel for electrical generation or pellet fires, especially in combination with effluent disposal on forest floor.Transport costs impact heavily on economicsCarbon Credits?
21 Energy from Municipal Waste Christchurch, Auckland andHamilton currently generate12MW of electricity from themethane from sewagedigestion.Collection of landfill gases is now mandatory although new designs will be required to make utilisation of these gases economic. The quality and reliability of gas supply creates problemsBurning Organic waste is possible but uneconomic at present and is likely to remain so with waste reduction policies
22 Agricultural Effluent Tallow from meat work waste could provide up to 5% of New Zealand's Diesel needs.Tallow is being accepted as an input to NZ refinery.Bioethanol is currently produced from whey but this will meet less than 0.5% of NZ transport needs.Small scale digesters could produce local energy but the biggest advantages are in waste reduction. Handling costs are significant.Cropping specifically for fuels is unlikely in NZ but research is being done into cellulose based biofuels?
32 New Zealand has one of the best wave energy resources in the world with averages of up to 50kW per metre.It is a reasonably predictable resourceResource is not normally near to gridGetting power ashore is difficult but NZ has expertise in harsh marine environments.It is a very difficult and damaging environmentWave power may be an ideal source for remote costal settlementsIRL are currently building a prototype wave generator.Resource consent issues have yet to be addressed.Australia has a shore based prototype working at Port Kembla.
33 Tidal powerNZ’s small 2-3m tidal range limits this form of generation however some sites, e.g. Cook Strait have significant tidal flows. At least one New Zealand company is exploring the possibility of placing turbines in the Strait.Tidal barrages or impoundment are unlikely to be economic or environmentally sustainableKaipara Harbour' by Sarah McBeath
34 Kaipara Harbour Tidal Scheme Resource consent has been lodged for a 200 turbine, 200MW scheme in the mouth of the Kaipara Harbour.
35 Storage of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cells High Temperature Thermal StorageFly WheelBattery
36 Resources EECA: www.eeca.govt.nz/renewable-energy/index.html NZ Wind Energy Association (NZWEA):Aotearoa Wave and Tidal Energy Association (AWATEA):Solar Industries Association (SIA):Bioenergy Association of New Zealand (BANZ):New Zealand Geothermal Association (NZGA):International Hydropower Association (NZ)