ForestrySA is on the hunt for new zero-waste options for forest residue material, in a bid to create regional economic growth and further enhance the sustainability credentials and negative-zero target of its operations.
Up to 25,000 tonnes of green resource is under-utilised following harvest operations in Forestry SA
plantations across the Mount Lofty Ranges each year.
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Professor Ross Garnaut – ANZBIG Patron
A cutting-edge biochar industry in Australia would create thousands of new jobs in regional areas,
transform millions of tonnes of wasted organic resources into a valuable product, and support a Net
The Australia New Zealand Biochar Industry Group (ANZBIG) is on a mission to develop biochar into
a billion-dollar industry and will launch the Australian Biochar Industry 2030 Roadmap at Old
Parliament House in Canberra on June 21. A Biochar Products and Markets Workshop covering the
many uses of biochar with industry leaders will be held the day before on Tuesday, June 20 at the
University of Canberra.
A place for Carbon Removal, Carbon Negative Energy Production, and for showcasing techniques promoting
local resilience and global renewal.
Researchers calculate that alternative farming practices could turn staple crop production into a carbon sink and boost crop yields in China if adopted en masse.
NEW SCIENTIST ENVIRONMENT 14 February 2023
By Madeleine Cuff
NetZero is a leading French start-up in long-term carbon removal, deploying large-scale biochar production
in tropical areas to remove atmospheric carbon for hundreds of years. Boston Consulting Group (BCG) becomes the first long-term customer to purchase NetZero’s carbon credits, sending a clear demand signal for high-quality and more permanent carbon removal solutions.
ANZBIG are seeking Expressions Of Interest from certifying companies particularly in the Carbon Removal Marketplace to detail the benefits of partnership and how you differentiate yourselves to others. We will run a webinar on Thursday November 10 on the topic as well. Regardless of who we decide to partner with, our main aim is to be impartial, and we want to deal with all parties within the marketplace. Once certified it is up to the recipient to choose their own platform to sell credits. Once Certified, the proposed plan on the table at the moment, is that producers complete their certification in a registry which ANZBIG owns. EOI due by Thursday November 17 sent to Don Coyne firstname.lastname@example.org
Residue from almond, grape and tree crops are being turned into biochar,a carbon rich product which can cut greenhouse gas emissions and improve soil.
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ANZBIG is excited to hear about the proposed plans to create a full length documentary on biochar next year! This is Directed and produced by Tree media, the same people who directed and produced the very popular Ice of Fire Documentary narrated by Leonardo Di Caprio a couple of years ago. Ice of Fire did mention biochar but now a full length, deep dive into biochar is on it’s way! Tree Media are aiming to raise U.S. $750 K, for more information please download the long and short presentations.
Forestry and wood transformation plan critical to energy future
The Bioenergy Association welcomed consultation on the government’s draft Forestry and Wood Processing Industry Transformation Plan, and the better utilisation of New Zealand’s vast forestry resource. Read Media Statement
Fertiliser prices have more than doubled since the middle of 2021. Biochar has been shown to reduce fertiliser consumption.
Greg Butler, a researcher with The South Australian No-Till Farmers Association demonstrated in trials over several years that wheat farmers can halve their DAP requirement with no loss in yield by adding 35Kg/Ha of biochar with the wheat seed. DAP is a compound fertiliser containing phosphorus and nitrogen. Biochar is a relatively stable, carbon-rich material produced by heating sustainably obtained plant-based material such as wheat straw, wood wastes or animal bedding using modern low emissions technology. Australian and New Zealand Biochar Industry Groups’ Don Coyne advises that biochar typically remains in soils for hundreds of years, resulting in long-term carbon removal from the atmosphere.This long term carbon removal means that biochar production can be eligible for international voluntary market carbon removal certificates such as the Puro CORCs purchased by Microsoft and Shopify from the Holla-Fresh facility in 2020 and 2021.
Source: South Australia No Till Farmers Association https://www.santfa.com.au/wpcontent/ uploads/Santfa-TCE-Winter-14-Targeted-biochar-use-can-reduce-input-costs.pdf For more information on this data email Greg Butler at email@example.com
For more information on this press release contact Don Coyne, CEO of Australian and New Zealand Biochar Industry Group firstname.lastname@example.org