ANZBC 2021 Presents an inter-active workshop on Biochar In Agriculture

 

Learn about the safe, effective, sustainable production and use of

Biochar in Agriculture

 

Overview

 

How can biochar be used effectively and safely in Agriculture? How is biochar made? What feedstocks are sustainable? Is it safe to feed to animals? 

These are some of the common questions we get asked, and as such we are proud to present this workshop so participants can learn from the experts in order to create better outcomes; financially, socially and enviornmentally.

 

Biochar in Agriculture – A Two Day Workshop

 

Day 1 Program Details:

When: 2 and 3 October 2021

Where: Perth, Western Australia

Cost: $295 (Ex GST)

9-9.20 – Introduction. House Keeping. People and what are their expectations and what areas would they like to cover .

9.20-10.00 – Traditional Practices and how these guide the production enhancement and use of biochar

10-10.45 – Properties of fresh and aged biochars

10.45-11.00 – Morning tea

11.00-11.30 – Enhancing biochars and making biochar based fertilizer to meet soil constraints and plant requirement

11.30-12.30The principles and practice of  producing Biochar and biochar technology tea break; Discussion on Farm and House hold scale biochar technology

12.30 – 1.30 – Lunch

1.30-2.00 – Producer explanation of their plant .

2.00- 2.30 – Designing a mix for your farm 

2.30-4.30 – Making Biochar in an oven and discussions/questions

4.00-5.00 – Making Pizza’s after production of biochar, further discussion and having fun

Day 2 Program Details :

When: 2 and 3 October 2021

Where: Perth, Western Australia

Cost: $295 (Ex GST)

 

If you have comments or would like to have different activities let us know when you register or by email to execdirect@anzbig.org

9 -9.20 – Feedback

9.20-10.00 – Applying Biochars

10-10.45 – Case studies related to using Biochar from around Australia and the World with emphasis on enhancing/protecting soils

10.45-11.00 – Morning tea

11.00-11.30  – Feeding Biochar to Animals.

11.30-12.00 – Wood Vinegar

12.00-12.30 – Non soil use of Biochar 

12.30-1.30 – Lunch

1.30-2.00 – The economics of Biochar production and use and making a business out of Biochar.

2.00 -3.00 – Practical Exercise. Developing a Biochar business or setting up Biochar production and use on your farm

In groups consider these points:

Using butchers paper outline the business/farm plan using dot points

Determine available biomass and mineral resources. 

Cost of  bring resources to the kiln

Potential markets

Potential products to be sold into the markets

Local soil constraints

Waste management issues

Local regulations that may impact on what is feasible

Choosing a kiln, ancillary equipment and products

Financing

2.30-3.00 – Present case studies

3.30-3.30 – Afternoon tea and networking

3.30-4.00 – Feedback discussion

Workshop Intention and Who Should Attend?

 

Workshop intent

To network International, National and Local commercial scale users of Biochar and those aspiring to join that list.

To show examples of commercial use of Biochar and share practical advice on how and where Biochar is likely to improve performance in those applications.

Show the growing list of commercial applications of Biochar and:

* The likely response to Biochar’s addition to asphalt, concrete, animal feed, compost, horticulture, agriculture, soil and water remediation, golf courses and sporting fields

* How do we apply Biochar?

* What dose has worked for others?

* What mixes have worked for others?

* What is possible for the soils of this region?

* Layperson’s street guide on Biochar quality!

Who should attend?

Current users of biochar and those interested in using biochar for:

  • animal health
  • composting
  • horticulture
  • building soil carbon
  • agriculture
  • forestry
  • building products
  • road building
  • consumer products
  • carbon sequestration
  • remediation of soil and water

For those seeking to assist in the broader adoption of this decisive tool for climate change mitigation and sustainable development.

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