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"Australia New Zealand as global leaders in the sustainable production and use of biochar"
CEO MESSAGE
 
Dear Members and Subscribers, 

I hope you had a good Christmas despite the havoc that the Omicron strain is now delivering to our plans. Let's hope it's a better year than the last two and is downgraded to an endemic soon. 

Just in time for Christmas, our ANZBC21 Proceedings is available on our resources page as a public e-download and also available on our events page to purchase as a hard copy. We have issued the proceedings with its own ISBN to help with citation into other papers and reports worldwide. ANZBIG is therefore now a self-publisher and will consider issuing to our code of practice and other reports as generated. 

In the background, our summer intern Imogen Bate from Monash University, is finalising her double degree and helping with branding and documentation for ANZBIG's Carbon Drawdown Certification as well as the charitable arm that we will announce in 2022. 

Thank you to those who completed our member's survey (an extended reminder), we will use the feedback to reinvent our 2022 strategy for engaging you as members and drawing in all the stakeholders to the emerging and important industry for the ANZ economy, society, and environment. 

Enjoy the final drawdown edition for the calendar year and may 2022 be yours and biochar's best-ever year! With NET ZERO 2050 commitments rolling out across the globe, we are well placed to now reap the benefits of many years of hard work and dedication from the team. 
 
Best Chars, 
Don Coyne
CEO
execdirect@anzbig.org
+61459175729

WELCOME NEW & RENEWING MEMBERS 


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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT 

Individual Member Thomas Lindley at Bamboo Creations
Burringbar, N.S.W. 



Thomas Lindley founded Bamboo Creations Australia 20 years ago which began as a cut flower market garden bound for the Japanese exotic flower market. The open aspect of the 10-hectare site allowed too much wind around our precious flowers and as a result, he planted bamboo originally as a windbreak. He soon began to notice that not only did this wonderful drought-resistant plant serve as shelter from the wind but also reduced the number of frosts we experienced. It became an Eco-friendly, holistic bamboo experience! Thomas has co-designed and built a pyrolyser where he will start making bamboo biochar and wood vinegar. 

Download our conference e-proceedings or buy the book

We are pleased to share with you our conference e-proceedings and book from ANZBC21. In it, you will find full conference details and information including:

  • Conference programme
  • Executive summary
  • Highlighted slides from each of our presenter's presentations
You can download this now by visiting our resources page on our website.

Purchase a hard copy of the book for your library, business presentations, and meetings for $77 here.

If you would like access to full presenter presentations and the recordings of all sessions, you can purchase it for $195 here.

CODE OF PRACTICE - FIRST LIVE VERSION
 NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD!

Launched at ANZBC21 by our Chair Nigel Murphy and led by our Standards Committee, biochar producers in Australia New Zealand can use this guide to help assist in following what is considered by ANZBIG to be best practice with a big focus on sustainability. This also means in the future, producers will be able to ANZBIG certify their biochar giving more consumer confidence, stronger branding, and social acceptance. Download here.

EXTENDED REMINDER - FEEDBACK SURVEY

Member Survey

MEET OUR SUMMER INTERN

 

Imogen Bate
 

Hello fellow biochar enthusiasts! My name is Imogen Bate and I am ANZBIG's summer intern for 2021/22. I have just completed my Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Global Studies at Monash University and look forward to beginning my honours year in February 2022. My studies of Environmental Science and International Relations have shown the importance of finding practical and achievable solutions to the many environmental challenges we are already facing. Thus far, my experience at ANZBIG has been invaluable as I am learning the intricacies of growing an organisation in a highly technical and dynamic industry. I look forward to seeing where ANZBIG goes next and the evolution of the biochar industry!

LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/imogenbate
Email: imogen.bate@gmail.com

Other biochar news

COP 26: Cameroon becomes first country in the world to integrate biochar into its climate strategy

During the COP26 that started in Glasgow, Scotland, on November 1, Cameroon made headlines. According to environmental experts, the country became the first in the world to integrate industrial biochar production into its climate and sustainable development strategy. 

The Monash Carbon Capture and Conversion student team
Read Article

Monash student team takes out climate change award funded by Elon Musk

"The biomass produced from these carbon farms will then be utilised downstream, powered by bioenergy, in their transformation into cross-laminated timber, for sustainable buildings, and biochar, a charcoal that can be used for soil amendment,” said Emily."

NEW PLATFORM: CARBON REMOVERS

Discover organisations accelerating carbon removal

Credible biochar companies join new platform

International links

EUROPE 


All the latest news from the European Biochar Industry


UNITED STATES


Click on the link to view the latest December newsletter from the USBI and other news. 

INTERNATIONAL BIOCHAR INITIATIVE


See the November Newsletter from the IBI 

Read November Newsletter

New to Library 


*Green purification of heavy metal pollution from aquatic environment by biorefinery waste biomass of Nigella sativaL.:A novel and effective treatment agent
*Functional Biochar and Its Balanced Design
*A scoping review on biochar-based fertilizers: enrichment techniques and agro-environmental application
*Qualitative and quantitative adsorption mechanisms of zinc ions from aqueous solutions onto dead carp derived biochar
*Co-application of wood distillate and biochar improves soil quality and plant growth in basil (Ocimum basilicum)
FUNDING 

* Future Drought Fund: Drought Resilient Soils and Landscapes Grants Program
*Blue Carbon Ecosystem Restoration Grants

NOTE: PLEASE FORWARD ANY RELEVANT GRANTS TO ANZBIG. WE HAVE INTERNAL & EXTERNAL GRANT WRITERS AND WILL REWARD THOSE WHO WANT TO BE INVOLVED

Other related news

Australia’s Bioenergy Roadmap report updated

This report identifies the role that the bioenergy sector can play in Australia’s energy transition and in helping Australia to further reduce emissions.

Bio360 Expo/Nantes Hall XXL 
30-31 March 2022

We all know time is running out to respond to a world that is getting dangerously hotter. In fact, the number of extremely hot days every year when the temperature reaches 50C has doubled since the 1980s*.




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Could the NSW Hunter and Central Coast Renewable Energy Zones be an opportunity for biochar? 

"but there have been growing calls for the region to diversify into cleaner energy technologies with increasing global momentum to phase out coal use."

Landline-Soil Solution:
Storing carbon in soil

Storing carbon in the soil is a key part of Australia’s pledge to be carbon neutral by 2050.


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The Challenge: Circular Economy Solutions — Rethinking Plastic

Identify, segregate and provide solutions to optimise plastic waste recycling using circular economy principles

 

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