FORESTRY SA Wanted: Sustainable solutions for forest residue material!!

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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Press Release: Biochar for climate resilience, new jobs and a strong economy

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
Zero future.

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.

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ANZ Biochar & Carbon Sink Certification – EOIs due by November 17

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

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Business of Biochar: Turning agricultural waste into soil improver – ABC News

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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VIDEO: Business of Biochar: Turning agricultural waste into soil improver
Kerry Staight
Posted Sun 2 Oct 2022 at 12:45pm, updated Mon 3 Oct 2022 at 12:44pm

Duration: 12 minutes 42 seconds
Play Video. Duration: 12 minutes 42 seconds
Business of Biochar: Turning agricultural waste into soil improver(Kerry Staight)
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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The Biochar Effect: Proposed feature documentary by Tree Media

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.

The Biochar Effect – 30 Pages



Media Statement:

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 

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PRESS RELEASE: Wheat fertiliser requirements could be cut by 50% according to research.

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 uploads/Santfa-TCE-Winter-14-Targeted-biochar-use-can-reduce-input-costs.pdf For more information on this data email Greg Butler at

For more information on this press release contact Don Coyne, CEO of Australian and New Zealand Biochar Industry Group

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