Process & Chemicals


My job is to take our waste by-products and excess processing capacity, throw in some of New Zealand’s natural resources, and turn it all into beneficial products for our farmers and industrial customers.  


Dr Hanno van der Merwe

Development Chemist

Hanno van der Merwe joined Ballance in 2013, taking on responsibility for developing new industrial and agricultural chemical products. A former nuclear scientist, he brings a range of qualifications to the role, including a PhD in physics and degrees in chemistry and engineering.

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