University student to Process Energy Engineer

When WoolWorks made the decision to cease using coal and decarbonise it’s Timaru site, we decided that we needed an inhouse expert on energy processes to assist with the transition. 

The decarbonisation was only the beginning of WoolWorks’ clean energy plans, and so we decided to recruit a university graduate who was at the top of his game in clean energy processes.   This led to a nationwide search for a candidate who could hit the ground running and WoolWorks was pleased to recruit Christchurch graduate, Tony Mei. 

Tony has a chemical engineering background and joins us straight out of university.  He has quickly become critical in working alongside our project partners, Lumen which, along with our Executive team, led to WoolWorks’ South Island branch, Canterbury Woolscourers, becoming one of 14 New Zealand companies awarded money from the Government Industry Decarbonisation Initiative (GIDI) fund to reduce the use of fossil fuels, such as coal in New Zealand industries. 

Tony is currently working on mapping carbon emissions for our three WoolWorks New Zealand Woolscouring sites and determining ways in which we can further reduce non-renewable energy and move to renewable energy sources.   

We are excited to see the reduction in the use of fossil fuels and the introduction of wind and water energy for our processes and see other recommendations that Tony has for us.  

Career Path – > New role created to manage our processes in an environmental and sustainable way. 

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