ANZBC18 Programme

Day 1 – Auditorium 1, Southern Cross University, Gold Coast Campus 

Demonstration in Car Park

8.30 – 9.00 Registration  
9.00 – 9.10 Welcome to Country, Introduction & housekeeping Don CoyneEvent Coordinator
9.10 – 9.20 Opening address Biochar in China – An Interview with Genxing Pan & Introduction by Stephen Joseph
9.20 – 9.50 Keynote Speaker 1 Agriculture Professor Stephen Joseph, UNSWBiochar A Report on World Wide Commercialisation, Product Development and recent Research Findings.
9.50 – 10.10 Keynote Speaker 2 Doug Pow, PowbrookUpdate on Avocado trial using biochar
10.10 – 10.30 Speaker 3 Stuart Larsson, Mara Seeds & Soft AgricultureResearch has led to a modern Biochar/Reactor Activation plant, designed for cost effective use in Animal Production and Soils.
10.30 – 10.50 MORNING TEA  
10.50 – 11.20 Keynote Speaker Speaker (3) 4 Agriculture Nanthi Bolan – Newcastle Univ. Biochar-nutrient interactions in soil in relation to agricultural production and environmental protection
11.20 – 11.40 Speaker 5 Kathy Dawson, Biochar Network of W.A. – Postcards from Kaindorf Eco-region: Production and application pointers for Biochar Network of Western Australia
11.40 – 12.00 Speaker 6 Graham Lancaster , EAL – Biochar- Chemical Characteristics and Biological Benefits
12:00 – 12.20 Speaker 7 Dr David Tomlinson – Castle Mountain Zeolites The Genesis of Zeochars
12.20 – 12.40 Speaker 8 Khory Hancock, The Environmental Cowboy – Seaweed Farming and Biochar – Benefits and Research
12.40 – 1.25 LUNCH  
1.25 – 1.55 Keynote Speaker 9 (4) Agriculture Dr Lukas van Zwieten, N.S.W. DPIOverview of 2017/18 Biochar Research
1.55 – 2.10 Speaker 10 Dr Terry Rose, Southern Cross University – Phosphorus in biochars and its availability to plants
2.10 – 2.35 Speaker 11 Ruy de la Rosa, Starfish Initaitives – Learning from the Biochar for Sustainable Soils (B4SS) Project
2.35 – 2.55 Speaker 12 Zhanying Zhang, Queensland University of Technology – Customized hydrochar from biomass materials for water treatment
2.55 – 3.15 Speaker 13 Michael Farrar, University of Sunshine Coast – Short term effects of organic and biochar-based fertilisers on ginger plant yield and nutrient cycling
3.15 – 3.35 AFTERNOON TEA  
3.35 – 5.35 Biochar demonstration I.D. Gasifiers – Demonstrating a mobile Batch pyrolyser
6.00-8.00 General Industry Discussion ANZBC18 Working Group & ANZBI Committee Members facilitating – All delegates welcome

Day 2 –   Auditorium 1, Southern Cross University, Gold Coast Campus 

        Demonstration in Car Park

7:00 – 9.00 ANZBI AGM & Registration ANZBI Committee – All delegates welcome to become members
9.00 – 9.10 Housekeeping & Announcements Don Coyne – Event Coordinator
9:10 – 9:20 Opening Address – Platinum Sponsor Jennifer Lauber Patterson – Frontier Impact Group
9.20 – 9.50 Keynote Speaker 15 (5) Bioenergy Peter Burgess & Ian StanleyRainbow Bee Eater – An update from Rainbow Bee Eater on the application of their ECHO2 technology by Holla Fresh and Van Schaik’s BioGro in South Australia.
9.50 – 10.10 Speaker 16 Richard Upperton, PFS Energy N.Z. – Biochar opportunities in Malaysia
10.10 – 10.30 Speaker 17 Dr Mohammed Rheza Ghaffariyan, Forest Industries Research Centre
University of the Sunshine Coast  – Integrated forest biomass harvesting: A sustainable method for recovering forest residues for biochar and bioenergy production.”
10.30 – 10.50 MORNING TEA  
10.50 – 11.10 Speaker 18 Dr Adrian Morphett, Earth SystemsCharmaker, Green Man Char and Wood Vinegar
11.10 – 11.30 Speaker 19  Arthur Cortez P. de Campos – Massey University N.Z. Guidelines for production to achieve the lowest possible carbon footprint to deliver the best sequestration outcome             
11.30 – 11.50 Speaker 20 Dr Paul Taylor, The Biochar RevolutionForest Gardens for Closing the Global Carbon Cycle (Recorded Session from the U.S. with live Q & A)
11.50 – 12.10 Speaker 21 Trevor Barrows, Charman – Case Study: Craft Malt Production/Landfill Gas Bio-Treatment – linked success story of carbon sequestration
12:10 – 12:30 Speaker 22 Dr John Thomas and Laura Fell, Environmental Energy S.A. – Dancing the Char Char with Energy – closed loop power generation project update
12.30 – 1.15 LUNCH  
1.15 – 1.45 Keynote Speaker 23 (6) Waste Management Lotta Ek – Stockholm Biochar Project  – Waste Management for Climate Positive Energy Production and Indestructible Urban Soils
1.45 – 2.05 Speaker 24 James Joyce, Pyrocal – Update on recent activities
2.05 – 2.25 Speaker 25 Peter Davies, I.D. Gasifiers – Batch or Continuous Production Biochar Systems, Where do they fit? A look at two high performance designs.
2.25 – 2.45 Speaker 26 Alexandru Let, State Asphalt ServicesBiochar Modified Bitumen
2.45 – 3.05 Speaker 27 Panel Discussion – What are the ingredients of a viable biochar business
3.05 – 3.25 AFTERNOON TEA  
3.25 – 5.00 Biochar Demonstration Pyrocal Biochar BBQ Spit
5.00 – 6.00 Networking pre dinner SCU Campus grounds

Day 3 –   Auditorium 1, Southern Cross University, Gold Coast Campus 
         Panel Discussion & Wrap up

8.30-9:00 Registration  
8:30-8:40 Housekeeping & Announcements Don CoyneEvent Coordinator
8:40 – 9:45 Keynote Speaker 28 (7) Mike McGuire and Scott Morgan, Governors Office of California – The opportunities for Biochar and how do we unlock the value? An interview and audience discussion hosted by Jennifer Lauber Patterson – Frontier Impact Group
9:45 – 10:30 Keynote Speaker 29 (8) Jennifer Lauber Patterson, Frontier Impact Group & Everett Hale, Reep Development LLC U.S. – The opportunity to develop renewable fuels, biochar and wood vinegar from waste streams
10.30 – 10.50 MORNING TEA  
10.50 – 11.20 Keynote Speaker 30 (9) Agriculture – Livestock Professor Tim McAllister, Agriculture & Agrifood CanadaPotential applications ‎of Biochar from mouth to manure in ruminant production
11.20 – 11.40 Speaker 31 Dr Alex ChavesAssessment of Biochar and wood vinegar as a ruminant feed using a ruminal in vitro system.
11.40 – 12.00 Speaker 32 Ron Leng, Olssons Livestock NutritionBiochar in ruminant health and production with reference to phosphorous supplementation of cattle on deficient pastures and the potential benefits to soil fertility.
12.00 – 12.30 Speaker 33 Kelly Bryant, ABBA – Australian Biomass Resources: what are they, where are they, and what can they be used for?
12.30 – 1.15 LUNCH  
1.15 – 1.45 Keynote Speaker 34 (10) Annette Cowie, N.S.W. DPI – Opportunities for biochar as a solution to environmental challenges
1.45 – 2.05 Speaker 35 Dragana Stanley, Central Queensland Univ. – Biochar as a poultry feed additive
2.05 – 2.25 Speaker 36 Dr Wolfram Buss, Univ. of Edinburcgh – Tailored biochar for agribusinesses – optimising biochar as a nutrient provider.
2.25 – 2.45 Speaker 37 Dr Jessica Shepherd, Univ. of Edinburgh – Biochar systems that make sense – Pyrolysis for sewage sludge treatment
2.45 – 3.05 Speaker 38 Frank Sanders, Healing Habitats  – Expanding village scale biochar production as a viable industry for Pacific coconut farmers and investors as a part of climate and pest resilient agribusiness.
3.05 – 3.25 AFTERNOON TEA  
3.25 – 5.30 Panel discussion and wrap “Biochar in ANZ – Where to from here?”
Poster Presentations 
Sam Van Holsbeeck – University of Sunshine Coast Evaluating the availability of forest biomass recourses for biochar production in Queensland using a GIS-based tool
Kannan Nadarajah – Queensland University of Technology Customized hydrochar from biomass materials for water treatment
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