The National Biochar Awards celebrates and recognises the achievements, innovation, entrepreneurship and best practice in the ANZ Biochar Industry. Creating a sense of community amongst those in the industry, we aim to foster an environment that will celebrate award recipients and see collaboration between those in the greater biochar community.

ANZBIG congratulates the first recipients of the National Biochar Awards and inductees into the ANZBIG’s Hall of  Fame

ANZBIG Biochar User Award

2022: Doug Pow – PowBrook

       Miles Pope – SoilPro

ANZBIG Biochar Producer Award

2022: Stuart Larsson – SOFT Agriculture / Mara Seeds

ANZBIG Biochar Researcher Award

2022: Shahla Hosseini Bai

ANZBIG Biochar Student Prize

2022: Sirjana Adhikari

       David Gangell

ANZBIG Hall of Fame Inductees


Russell Burnett

Professor Stephen Joseph

Annette Cowie

Lukas Van Zwieten

About our 2022 awards ceremony

The inaugural ANZBIG National Biochar Awards was held in Adelaide Hills as part of the The Biochar 2030 Roadmap Summit. The summit was held over two days bringing together government, corporates, entrepreneurs, captial and researchers to assist in ANZBIG producing a world first Biochar Roadmap.


About our awards ceremony presenter

Ross Garnaut

Ross Garnaut

ANZBIG Patron, Professor Ross Garnaut presented this year’s National Biochar Awards at our Gala Dinner ceremony.

ANZBIG is honoured by Professor Garnaut’s support for the emerging opportunities for large scale beneficial carbon drawdown in our region.


Professor Garnaut is Australia’s most influential thinker on economic and climate policy, offering pragmatic solutions to complex policy problems that are tempered by a long career in international economics, business and public policy. He has chaired the boards of a number of businesses and charitable trusts including Bankwest (1988-95), Aluminium Smelters of Victoria (1988-90), Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (1994-2000), International Food Policy Research Institute (2003-2010), Lihir Gold (1996-2010), Lonely Planet Publications Pty Ltd (2002-2004), Papua New Guinea Sustainable Development Program (2002-2012). He is now Director of ZEN Energy and sister companies Sunshot Energy and Renergi.

Author of many influential reports to Governments including Australia and the Northeast Asian Ascendency (1989), The Garnaut Climate Change Review (2008), Australia in the Global Response to Climate Change (2011): and books, including most recently Superpower: Australia’s Low Carbon Opportunity (2019) and RESET: Restoring Australia After the Pandemic Recession.

ANZBIG would like to thank its

Biochar 2030 Roadmap & 2022 Awards Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors