Conference Programme

Sessions will cover a vast array of topics including:

  • Regenerative Agriculture
  • Biobased and biodegradable materials
  • Food and agricultural wastes
  • Bioenergy
  • International perspectives and global trends
  • Finance and investment and more

With an opportunity to have your questions answered by the experts.

The full agenda will be released later in 2021, stay tuned for updates.

Conference Programme

FULL Programme Now Available

Thursday 23 & Friday 24 July 

Location: Broadcast live and recorded in Zoom webinar

The fourth ANZBI Conference is a two day information sharing & networking event featuring the launch of ANZ Biochar Industry Group (ANZBIG), 16 presentations and 2 discussions focussed around restoring the reef catchments through regenarating soils and transforming materials with bioenergy, biochar & wood vinegar. All presentations will be broadcasted & recorded in the Zoom webinar for the first 100 delegates. All presentations are pre-recorded with live Q & A



Last Years Programme 

Day 1 – Broadcast & Recorded in Zoom Webinar - Thursday July 23

Thursday 23rd July 2020

Time & LocationPresentationSpeakerBackground
10.00 to 9:30am

Introduction, update & housekeepingDon CoynePublic Officer - ANZ Biochar Industry Group (ANZBIG)
9.30 to 10:00am
Keynote - Biochar in Far North QueenslandDistinguished Professor Michael BirdJames Cook University
10:00 to 10:30am
Keynote – Review of the art of the scientific understanding of biocharVisiting Professor Stephen JosephUNSW, UNE, Univ. Wollongong & Nanjing Ag Univ.
10:30-11:00amMorning Tea
11.00 to 11.30am
Keynote - Accelerated carbonation of biochar reinforced cement fly ash composites: Enhancing & sequestering C02 in building materialsAssociate Professor Ajit SarmahUniversity of Auckland
11.30 to 12.00noonBioenergy & BiocharIan Stanley & Peter BurgessRainbow Bee Eater
12.00noon to 12.20pmA CRB Salvage Value Project
Transforming dead coconut palms into charcoal and biochar
Dan EtheringtonNiulife Foundation
12:30 – 1:30pmLunch
1:30pm – 1:50pmBiochar Analysis ExplainedGraham LancasterEnvironmental Analysis laboratories - Southern Cross University
1.50 to 2.10pm
A Decentralized Biomass Torrefaction Reactor Concept for Biochar ProductionKevin S. KungMIT University - United States
2.10 to 2.30PMBiochar's Cost Constraints are Overcome in Small‐Scale Farming in Tropical Soils in Lower‐Income CountriesSamuel RobbPhD Student -University of Queensland
2.30 to 2.50PM
Report from the Pacific Biochar InitiativeFrank SandersHealing Habitats
2.50 to 3.10PMEmerging carbon markets – opportunities for biocharAnnette CowieNSW DPI & UNE
3.10 to 3.30PMAfternoon Tea
3.30 to 3.50PMBiochar, Soil Carbon & Carbon TradingIgnatius Verbeek Carbon-X
3.50 to 4.10PMBiochar industry to circular economy: A Singapore case studyProfessor Chi-Hwa Wang & Assoc. Prof Kua Harn-WeiNational University of Singapore
4:10- 5:00pmPanel Discussion & Wrap UpSelected PanelVarious

Day 2 – Broadcast & Recorded in Zoom webinar - Friday July 24

Friday July 24, 2020

Time & LocationPresentationSpeakerBackground
9:00 – 9:30
ANZ Biochar Industry Group (ANZBIG) Launch Nigel MurphyGreen Man Char & ANZBIG Board
9:30-10:30Code of Practice Launch & DiscussionNigel MurphyGreen Man Char & ANZBIG Board
10:30-11:20amMorning tea
11.20 to 11.40
Coverting sewage sludge waste plastics and wood to biocharDean Hurlstone & Stephen JosephConhur
Using mineralized biochar and biochar fertiliser to exam the efficacy on suppressing nematode diseases in sweet potatoUpamali Peiris & Dr. Chengyuan (Stephen) XuCentral University of Queensland
Turning biochar into Activate Charcoal Lewis DunniganByGen
12:20-12:40Quantitative and qualitative analysis of harvesting residues in Australian plantationsDr Mohammad Reza GhafffariyanUniversity of Sunshine Coast
1:40-2:00Waste to Energy TechnologyShaun ScallanCapricorn Power
2:00-2:20Biochar for mine tailings and their waterSuzanne AllairePyrolist
2:20-2:40CO2 Value Australia’s Carbon Removal MarketSophia Hamblin WangCO2 Value Australia
2:40-3:00Carbonfuture TradingHannes JungingerCarbon Future
3:00 - 3:20 Integration of biochar with other carbon sequestration technologies - an opportunity for landscape regeneration and large-scale carbon sequestrationWolfram BussAustralian National University - Canberra
3:20-3:40Afternoon Tea
3:40 - 5:00pmPanel Discussion & Wrap Up

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