Momentum around biochar is building in New Zealand, with a number of biochar-related projects in development. BNNZ has been invited to be part of the inaugural Ministry for Primary Industries Fieldays Forestry Hub next month, and internationally renowned biochar expert, Professor Stephen Joseph, will be in the country to engage with the Marlborough Grape Growers Cooperative, give the keynote address to the New Zealand Society of Soil Science, and attend Fieldays.
I’ve been slow to look at the NZSSS conference program but I now see it has some strong links to biochar. I note that Prof. Leo Condron and Prof. Tim Clough are in the organising committee. They both have strong historic research credentials related to biochar. Also on the speaker billing with some biochar connections (apart from Stephen Joseph) is Dr Fiona Curran-Cournane, principle scientist at MfE.