International Training Course on Biochar Production,
Testing and Utilisation.
Agricultural University in collaboration with the University of New
South Wales and Newcastle University is considering holding an
International Training Workshop if there is sufficient numbers of
people who wish to attend. To find out more and express your interest
in participating, click here.
Farmers Look to Embrace Clean Energy Future
Australia's agriculture sector is embracing a clean energy future with more than 500 applications received from universities, land managers, industry and government agencies for Gillard Government funding to test and develop new ways for farmers to reduce carbon emissions. Details of the strong response can be found in the The Poultry Site's article.
ABARES Publishes Biochar Report
The Australian Bureau of Agricultrual and Resource Economics and Sciences has published its report on Biochar, entitled Biochar: Implications for Agricultural Productivity.
The report outlines the production methods, uses and potential benefits
and risks of biochar and features contributions from several key
Federal Government Invests $2 million in Biochar Research
Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, today announced $2 million in competitive grants for biochar research, under the Australian Government’s Carbon Farming Initiative.
Minister Ludwig said the Biochar Capacity Building Program will help attract further research from scientists and independent experts and significantly expand knowledge of biochar and identify potential opportunities for landholders.
Applications are now open with further information, including application forms, available at www.daff.gov.au/climatechange/cfi/biochar.