A new article written by Simone Madden-Grey explores the potential benefits for winegrape producers, showcased in the October 2020 edition of Grapegrower & Winemaker.
A piece from the article:
“The growing body of systematic research complements existing anecdotal evidence to create a compelling case for using biochar in the vineyard. Reduced carbon emissions, carbon sequestration, reduction in costs associated with water and fertiliser management, as well as a process that can engage consumers by way of increased environmental credentials all create a strong foundation upon which sustainable practice and policy could be built.”
Frontier Impact Group and Ark2030 announce exciting new joint venture: Ark3C Australasia – Climate, Crisis, Capital
- Ark3C Australasia is a joint venture between Frontier Impact Group (FIG) and Ark3C part of the Ark2030 Global Programme, financing the restoration of planet earth.
- Ark3C (Climate, Crisis, Capital) will drive international investment in land restoration globally, alongside other eco system restoration projects with the aim to drive the scaling up of activities that are critical to have an impact on mitigating climate risk. Ark3C is establishing other Ark3C entities globally to assist in the scaling up of private sector and blended investment into the sector.
Agriculture Region MLC Darren West and Regional Development, Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan during a visit to Kochii Eucalyptus Oil’s eucy still at Kalannie earlier this year. They are standing in the spent eucalyptus biomass left after oil had been extracted. Kochii is investigating turning it into biochar.
Contracted Services and purpose of proposed contract
Background: Glenelg Shire Council operates a district heating system heated by two gas fired water
boilers. There are currently six buildings connected to the 1.5km district heating network being the Portland Arts Centre, Portland Aquatic Centre, Fawthrop Community Centre, Municipal Offices, Civic Hall and SES Building.
Due to the age of current district heating system it is now requiring a major overhaul providing Council the opportunity to implement an innovative and modern technology with a holistic approach. The proposal is to replace the two gas boilers with a well-researched biomass system, ECHO2 from Rainbow Bee Eater. This will potentially use local timber industry & Council wood waste as the fuel source and bring about significant advantages economically, technically and environmentally. ECHO2 is designed and manufactured in Australia by Rainbow Bee Eater and SDA Engineering.
Download the RBE 1 Pager Doc : PORTLAND: 24 x 7 RENEWABLE ENERGY WITH CARBON CAPTURE AND STORAGE
We are pleased to share with you a new Code of Practice for the Sustainable Production and Use of Biochar in Australia and New Zealand.
You can view the Code of Practice in the resources section of the website.
The world is in the process of a global transition, driven by a combination of advancements in technology and communication, government policy and regulation, resource and environmental constraints, and changing consumer behaviour and demands.
Biochar is an essential part of this next industrial revolution, creating a more sustainable future and positioning for greater economic prosperity, increased job opportunities, and continued quality of life for all of us.
Our newly formed industry group is here to help facilitate companies, governments and institutions to grow the sector and provide better outcomes for the societies of Australia and New Zealand.