Upcoming Events

National Roadmap Rollout – South Australia Forum

Join the third State Based Forum for the national rollout of the Australian Biochar Industry 2030 Roadmap

When: Thursday 29 February 2024

Time: 9 am – 5:30 pm (networking 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm)

Cost: Live: $120 + gst, Virtual: $60 + gst

Where: Plant Research Centre, Urrbrae

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South Australia Biochar Field Day

A guided tour of a biochar facility, interactive demonstration, expert presentation, and Q & A. Topics covered will range from the basics of biochar production to the latest advancements in pyrolysis technology. A light lunch will be served.

When: Wednesday 28 February

Time: 9am – 3:30 pm

Details: Beltana Cafe – Plant Research Institute, Waite Campus, Urrbrae (Carpool or bus will be arranged for site visit in Nairn)

Cost: $120 + GST

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National Roadmap Rollout – Western Australia Forum

Join the fourth State Based Forum for the national rollout of the Australian Biochar Industry 2030 Roadmap

When: Thursday 21 March 2024

Time: 9 am – 4:30 pm

Cost: Live: $120 + gst, Virtual: $60 + gst

Where: Rooftop Ballroom and Terrace, Aloft Hotel, Perth

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Farmers Guide Worldwide Launch and Workshop – Western Australia

Production, use, and application of biochar

The publication collects the experience of people – gardener, farmers and researchers – who have made and used biochar to produce food crops in home gardens, smallholdings and farms in many
countries around the world. It draws on the collective wisdom of people who have used biochar for centuries, on innovations developed in the last 100 years and on the latest scientific research.

Authors Professor Stephen Joseph and Dr Paul Taylor will run through the first chapter of the primer. The event programme includes:

  • Principles of Biomass Pyrolysis for Biochar Production Introduction; Requirements of biomass feedstock for biochar; How does pyrolysis relate to burning or combustion? ; Pyrolysis of an individual piece of biomass; Stages of pyrolysis; The effects of time and temperature; Wood vinegar Production; Methods of heating; Mass and Energy Balance; Mass and Energy Balance Computations; Q & A and Networking

When: Friday March 22

Time: 9 – 5pm (Networking 4-5pm) AWT

Where: Woottating, Western Australia (1hr drive from Perth)