Combined Study Tour & Conference announced!


Green Triangle Region & Melbourne Metro, Australia


The first Australia New Zealand Biochar Study Tour and third Conference (ANZBC19) will be held Sunday 20 – Saturday 26 October in South Eastern Australia.

The 3 day Study Tour of great locations in Mt Gambier and Tantanoola South Australia and Portland Victoria (the Green Triangle Region) will be Sunday 20 to Tuesday 22 October. 

The 3 day Conference will be held in Melbourne, often referred to as ‘cultural capital of Australia’ and is hosted by RMIT University, Melbourne City Campus with field visits to Templestowe & Packenham will be held from Thursday October 24 to Saturday October 26.   

They are linked events and sponsors can choose which they would like to support or split the sponsorship between both events. Delegates can purchase a combined registration or register for either event individually to meet your interest and needs. 

The objective of ANZBC19 is to focus on “mainstreaming biochar” by bringing together stakeholders who wish to achieve commercial scale biochar outcomes with significant economic, environmental and community benefits.

ANZBC19 Study Tour and Conference will benefit those with interests and responsibilities involving:

1. ANIMAL HEALTH – hear from farmers and scientists the benefits and methods of incorporating biochar in animal feeds   

2. SOIL HEALTH – hear from biochar producers the benefits and methods of avoiding the burning or landfill of ‘problem organic residues’ from forestry, farming, wood and food processing and city green wastes

3. BURNING OR LAND-FILL –  hear from biochar producers the benefits and methods of avoiding the burning or landfill of ‘problem organic residues’ from forestry, farming, wood and food processing and city green wastes

4. WATER QUALITY – hear from the innovators who are using biochar to clean up polluted water

5. ROAD BUILDING – hear from scientists & others on the benefits of using biochar to replace some of the bitumen in asphalt.

6. REGIONAL ENERGY AND JOBS – hear from regional energy users who are using low value organic residues to supply energy and biochar. Learn about the similar potential that exists in regions across the world.

Registrations & Sponsorship Opportunities Available




 Rainbow Bee Eater – we will visit the first commercial installation of ECHO2 technology at the Holla-Fresh 1HA hydroponic glasshouse  at Tantanoola, South Australia. Since 2007 Rainbow Bee Eater has been systematically developing a revolutionary technology to improve the way communities and businesses deal with biomass wastes & energy production, while reducing their carbon footprint.  ECHO2 produces low cost biochar and base load fuel gas or electricity from organic residues such as crop and timber ‘wastes’ that are burned or landfilled today.




The ANZBC19 working group are excited to announce RMIT University Melbourne as Diamond sponsor of ANZBC19! Hosted at their historic and centrally located city campus, their excellent lecture theatre and surrounding campus grounds, provide a wonderful back drop for some serious networking and fun next October! We will also visit a pilot plant they have built at a water corporation processing biosolids in Packenham.

Green Man Char Melbourne have agreed to be Gold Sponsor of ANZBC19 providing top ups for three RMIT Doctorate students study funds! They will also demonstrate the Charmaker, patented technology set up at Manningham City Council Landfill site in Templestowe, Melbourne.


ANZBC18 Proceedings now available as a free PDF Download or purchase a hard copy at the Agrifutures website;

“Mainstreaming Biochar”

October 20-26, 2019


Who Should Attend?

This event is designed for educators, public servants, policy makers, primary producers and farmers, domestic and public space gardeners, federal, state and local government authorities and their employees and constituents, researchers and scientists in academia and the public and private spheres, and anyone and everyone interested in mainstreaming biochar in Australia and New Zealand.

Join Australia New Zeland Biochar Initiative Inc. (ANZBI) a not for profit organisation that provides networking, educational, collaboration and lobbying services to it’s members with the aim to build the industry in ANZ. Members recieve a copy of the recordings each year from ANZBC, (a separate private social enterprise) as part of their membership plus 20% discount on delegate fees and sponsorship.

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