ANZBC2017 update – venue secured

G’day & Kia ora (How are ya?!)

Been a bit a hot out late hey?!! You know it’s amazing what this little black piece of biomass can do!!

Yes you’ve seen the Ads, imagine if Scott Morrison bought a piece of Biochar into Parliament, what hope would this invoke for our future?! Once carbonised, Biochar is a stabler form of carbon than compost and mulch and only needs to be applied once in a lifetime. But why is it often so expensive? Why isn’t this on the mainstream agenda for Farmers and Sustainable builders yet? We’ve had years of research and now the number of Scientific Papers per annum rivals Cancer and other important Medical Fields, why? We will explore these topics and more at ANZBC17 and engage with the Commercial players that are now entering the ANZ Market with Technology and Value added Bio-Products.

The Biochar Mineral Complex that the Cows and Dung Beetles have created 60cm down into the subsoil of Doug Pow’s Pasture in Manjimup Western Australia has now been analysed under the strongest microscope in the World thanks to Dr Stephen Joseph et al. We are discovering things that we never thought possible. We’ll get an update on this game changing, economically viable method from both of them at ANZBC17.

So, have you made a plan to attend, exhibit and or sponsor ANZBC17 yet? Then call us directly on +6459175729, check out all the info at and or email us at


Biochar Don (on behalf of the ANZBC17 Team)

Tweed Council resolve to Sponsor ANZBC17!!

Last Thursday night Tweed Council voted unanimously to Sponsor ANZBC17 via the Council’s Sustainable Ag Programme. As their logo encapsulates, in the Tweed, you’ve got the best of both Worlds with the great Mount Warning in the backdrop, ocean and surf not too far away, beautiful rivers winding through the hills as well as forest and bushlands for many walks.Chars so much TSC!!

Also welcome to new Silver Sponsor together with Southern Cross Uni’s Environmental Analysis Laboratories, Australian Sugarcane Magazine who has subsidised our advertising to reach out to Sugarcane Farmers wanting to get into a bit of Carbon Smart Farming. Big Chars to Australian Sugarcane!!

Would you like to Sponsor ANZBC17?! our Preliminary Sponsroship Deadline is March 2 so get in quick to capture Autumn opportunities!! Visit our website at


We have chosen to hold ANZBC17 in the heart of Sugarcane & Banana Country, Murwillumbah and we thank the Tweed Council, Murwillumbah Showgrounds & Tweed River Agricultural Society for hosting the event.

Day 1 & 2 will be held in the Auditorium of Murwillumbah Civic & Cultural Centre, right in town close to Cafes, restaurants and Pubs (you can get thirsty taking in all this information!!)

Day 3 will be held in the Murwillumbah Showgrounds & Tweed Valley Ag Society Function Centre. There will be a workshop programme, demonstrations, State Marquee Pavillions and more. Within walking distance to town, camping is available on site.

Trade Expo
Welcome to our new exhibitors Starfish Initiatives promoting their global Biochar for Sustainable Soils Project and Olssons Livestock Nutrition who have released the Organic Certified Biochar Salt Block. You can book a Trade Stall online now at Early Bird Prices which includes entry for 2 people into ANZBC17. Visit or email


Day 1 and 2 will involve Indoor Presentations using PowerPoint type slideshows 30 minutes long including Q & A. If you are interested in Presenting at ANZBC17 then please choose from the following categories and contact us using the Contact Form on this website;

(i) Technology & Production for matching sustainable biomass sources
(ii) Value added Bio-Products
(iii) Applied Science (Discoveries & Results)
(iii) Commercial Applications (Methods & Results)

Day 3 will involve indoor and outdoor workshops of a symposium type festival atmosphere with corresponding Trade Show. There will be indoor facilities available for PowerPoint Presentations and outdoor areas for Workshops that will range from 15 mins to 1/2 Hours long for demonstrations.

Please contact us using the contact form if you are interested in delivering a Workshop or Demonstration. A copy of your Public Liability Insurance is required.

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