Adelaide Hills One Day Workshop




Delivered by Professor Stephen Joseph, Visiting Professor at Five Universities

8:30 am – Introduction to traditional use of Biochar – First Nations peoples of Brasil, Australia, New
Zealand, Japanese and Chinese peoples use, wood vinegar, medicinal charcoal, use in animal
husbandry in Europe.

10:30 – 10:50 am Morning Tea

Basic properties of biochar, enhancing biochars, applying biochars, basic of biochar production,
available technology, biochar and carbon drawdown – regenerative agriculture, building soil carbon,
wood vinegar overview.

Open Discussion

Close – 1pm

Lunch 1-2pm

2pm Field Trip – 5 groups of ten visit pilot pyrolysis plant in the Adelaide Hills

4:30 pm Return to Hahndorf