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Asia Pacific Biochar Conference, Gold Coast, 17-20 May by Griffith Hack
February 6, 2009, 1:27 pm
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The Australia New Zealand Biochar Researchers Network and the Japanese Biochar Initiative are pleased to announce the first Asia Pacific Biochar Conference to be held this year at the Gold Coast. The conference will include speakers from the Asia Pacific region on the latest scientific research and business opportunities for development of the biochar industry.

Biochar is defined as the stable carbon-rich product that results from heating biomass materials (such as municipal green waste, poultry litter, forestry and agricultural residues) in limited oxygen charcoal created by pyrolysis of biomass.

Diagram illustrating carbon negative bioenergy on website

Diagram illustrating "carbon negative" bioenergy on website

The Asia Pacific Biochar Conference will bring together academics, farmers, media, policy makers and industry from around the region. 

Confirmed invited speakers include Prof Tim Flannery (author of “The Weather Makers” and Australian of the Year, 2007) and Prof Johannes Lehmann, Cornell University USA (editor of the book “Biochar for Environmental Management”). Early bird registration is available on the website.