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



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

Thursday 23rd July 2020

Time & LocationPresentationSpeakerBackground
9.00 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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