Peter Hall

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About

Peter brings practical experience to his research as he comes from a forest management background, with skills in forest establishment and harvesting. He now specialises in resource assessment and use of forest residues for energy production. In recent years, he has succeeded in demonstrating the significant potential of forestry as a source of renewable energy for New Zealand.

Qualifications

  • NZ Cert  (Forestry), Rotorua, New Zealand -1982
  • Award (Management Science) Stages I & II, Central Institute of Technology, Trentham, New Zealand -1987

Research capabilities

  • Bio-energy resource assessment;
  • Forest residue harvesting systems;
  • Biomass to consumer energy conversion systems;
  • Biomass supply chain efficiency and logistics

Career highlights

  • John Balneaves Travel Award (Inaugural), Study tour to U. K., Sweden, U.S.A - harvesting and utilisation of logging residue, 1995
  • Invited Speaker - Bioenergy Conference, University of Chile, Santiago, 2009.
  • Bioenergy Options for New Zealand project 2007 to 2009 (Project leader and senior author).

Selected papers

Bioenergy Options for New Zealand – Situation analysis; Biomass resources and conversion technologies  - Various Authors, Scion, 2008

Bioenergy Options for New Zealand - Pathways analysis; Energy demand, Pathways evaluation, Economics of purpose grown energy forests, Life cycle analysis of biomass resource to consumer energy. Various Authors, Scion, 2008

Bioenergy Options For New Zealand – Research and Development Strategy, Jack M and Hall P, Scion, 2009

Bioenergy Options for New Zealand – Analysis of Large-scale Forestry for Bioenergy. Various authors, Scion, 2009

Transport Guideline for wood residues for biofuels, Peter Hall 2009. Report for EECA

Storage Guidelines for wood residues for biofuels,  Peter Hall 2009. Report for EECA

Land Residue Recovery Guidelines. Peter Hall, 2009. Report for EECA

Bioenergy Options For New Zealand – Transition analysis – the role of woody biomass from existing forests and drivers for change in energy supply in New Zealand. Various Authors, Scion, 2009