ANZBC18 conference proceedings

A 132 page PDF of the conference proceedings can be downloaded from this link.

Executive Summary

“This report contains the presentations from speakers at the Australia and New Zealand Biochar Conference 2018. The ANZBC18 working group report this is the best conference program to date, with a mix of international and national keynote speakers, presenters and poster presenters. It aims to facilitate understanding of what makes a biochar business model viable economically, environmentally and socially. Conference delegates heard a variety of speakers from Genxing Pan who gave an overview of biochar in China to Professor Stephen Joseph, UNSW reporting on ‘Biochar A Report on World Wide Commercialisation, Product Development and recent Research Findings’. Other keynote speakers included:

  • Doug Pow, Powbrook – Productivity gains from biologically active soil initiated through biocharactivated compost in an avocado orchard
  • Professor Nanthi Bolan, Newcastle University – Biochar-nutrient interactions in soil in relation to agricultural production and environmental protection
  • Dr Lukas van Zwieten, NSW DPI – Overview of 2017/18 Biochar Research
  • Peter Burgess & Ian Stanley, Rainbow Bee Eater – An update from Rainbow Bee Eater on the application of their ECHO2 technology by Holla Fresh and Van Schaik’s BioGro in South Australia.
  • Lotta Ek, Stockholm Biochar Project – Waste Management for Climate Positive Energy Production and Indestructible Urban Soils
  • Mike McGuire and Scott Morgan, Governor’s Office of California – The opportunities for Biochar and how do we unlock the value?
  • Jennifer Lauber Patterson, Frontier Impact Group & Everett Hale, Reep Development LLC U.S. – The opportunity to develop renewable fuels, biochar and wood vinegar from waste streams
  • Professor Tim McAllister, Agriculture & Agrifood Canada – Potential applications of Biochar from mouth to manure in ruminant production
  • Dr Annette Cowie, NSW DPI – Opportunities for biochar as a solution to environmental challenges.

This event was designed for growers, farmers, foresters, policy makers, biochar producers, industry professionals and entrepreneurs. Students and interested citizens also benefited from this event and the availability of these proceedings.”

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