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

In seven days our 5th conference begins, running over seven weeks covering the topic areas of food, fibre and recreation, infrastructure, energy, drawdown markets and biosphere standards including testing. In the final week we will have open forums on the first reiteration of our code and next steps for the industry. Make sure you register to be there live or receive a copy of the recordings. Josh Wilson MP and our Chair Nigel Murphy will open the event. Thanks to Sam Zagami, our cluster manager for organising the technical platform and marketing for the event and Andrew Kindon at New World Pavement Solutions.

Thank you also to our methodology working group members, particularly Euan Beamont, Ignatius Verbeek, Annette Cowie and Craig Bagnall for co-ordinating an excellent submission to the 2021 Soil carbon method: proposed new method under the Emissions Reduction Fund. Individual submissions for the Verra Methodology; Biochar for soil and non-soil applications were also made. 

We welcome all new and renewed members which is growing all the time. Highlights being the SEATA Group Foundational Membership renewal and South Pole Aust. NZ join us as small medium. Welcome all! 


Please enjoy this months Drawdown Edition.
 
Best Chars, 
Don Coyne
CEO
execdirect@anzbig.org
+61459175729

WELCOME NEW & RENEWING MEMBERS 


Foundational


 
VIRTUAL ANZBC21 STARTS NEXT WEEK 
FULL PROGRAMME 
A 7 day countdown! We are excited to be delivering our 5th ANZ Biochar Conference starting next Tuesday and Wednesday. The event will be opened by Josh Wilson MP, the Shadow Assistant Environment Minister and our Chair Nigel Murphy then onto an excellent line up of plenary speakers including international. If you haven't registered already, proceed to our official website to book your virtual ticket and apply the coupon code for your membership level at checkout. If you can't make it live, registrars will have full access to recordings you can watch anytime afterwards. Look forward to seeing you there! 

This week's Podcast 

Last week we spoke with Annette Cowie from NSW DPI, UNE and member of the ANZBIG Advisory Board on the new scientific paper released How Biochar Works and when it doesn't: A review of mechanisms controlling soil and plant responses to biochar  Up this week is Graham Lancaster from Environmental Analysis Laboratories on the new Biochar testing suites that are in line with our code of practice. Our first podcast series is entitled Biochar in the Carbon Drawdown Decade. We're wanting to get the word out about the benefits of biochar. You can also view and share public recordings on our Vimeo and You Tube channels OR listen and then please review the audio on Spotify and Apple iTunes. 

Biochar in Regenerative Agriculture Research Project gets in the ground. (correction)
 

Last month's newsletter update on our research project stated we were feeding biochar at 200kg per day per cow. This should have read 250g per day per cow. We are applying a liquid biochar treatment for a pasture improvement trial at 200kg per hectare. 

Other biochar news

Biochar could help mitigate climate change and be useful on pastoral properties, research suggests

An international review of research has found strong evidence that biochar can mitigate climate change and boost crop yields.

400,000 Pyrolysis Plants to Save the Climate

by Hans-Peter Schmidt and Nikolas Hagemann

To limit climate change to a temperature-rise of 2 °C, at least 220 billion metric tons of carbon........
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The Race to Scale Supply: 5th Puro.earth Carbon Removal Ecosystem Meeting

Our deadline is tight, we must remove vast amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere to avert the worst consequences to the climate. So, we must act fast and scale the carbon removal industry in the 2020’s.

Climate change adoption for 100 farmers in Uganda


Global Giving Accelerator - Fund Raiser 

International links

EUROPE


SHORT FILM : Biochar to mitigate Climate Change

UNITED STATES


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

INTERNATIONAL BIOCHAR INITIATIVE


See the August Newsletter from the IBI 
FUNDING 

* https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/smart-farms-small-grants
*https://frrr.org.au/funding/place/strengthening-rural-communities/

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

Other related news


Watch Recording

Removing 10 Gigatons of Carbon Dioxide - Tim Flannery at AirMiners

Tim is the Chief Councillor at the Australian Climate Council: Australia’s leading climate communications organization

CSIRO, governments and industry put $150m into farm sector research

Increased exports, drought mitigation and new foods are at the centre of $150 million in research spending by governments and Australia's farming industry.

 Guidelines on resource recovery Orders and Exemptions for the land application of waste materials as a fertiliser or soil amendment (PDF 742KB)

Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy

New South Wales is transitioning to a circular economy over the next 20 years

What to do with wood pellets?

Burning issues in BECCS and forestry

Avoided Deforestation Method in the spotlight – CMI’s response

The Carbon Market Institute’s response to the report ‘Questionable integrity: Non-additionality in the Emissions Reduction Fund’s Avoided Deforestation method’ 

One in five carbon credits under Australia’s main climate policy are ‘junk’ cuts, research finds

About 20% of carbon credits created under the federal Coalition’s main climate change policy

Farmers to reap benefits of recycled food and garden waste

The Morrison Government has launched a $171 million bid to take 3.4 million tonnes of food and garden waste out of landfill

Joint media release: $7 million for recycling in regional and remote Australia

$2 million grant to help industry reduce waste in the Northern Rivers

The Northern Rivers Regional Circular Economy Accelerator – ReCirculator for short

Accelerating credible net-zero climate action

VCMI is a multi-stakeholder platform to drive credible, net-zero aligned participation in voluntary carbon markets.

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