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Government Funding for Biochar Projects

Posted by Peter, on April 27, 2012

Agriculture Minister, Joe Ludwig, has announced five research projects which will share in $2 million of funding to investigate ways farmers can participate in the Government’s Carbon Farming Initiative using biochar to reduce their carbon emissions. The successful applicants are: James Cook University which will investigate the relationship between common biochar feedstock types and pyrolysis […]  Continue reading »

Alliance Plans to Produce Biofuel and Biochar

Posted by Peter, on July 22, 2011

A new international biofuel alliance plans to turn Australian mallee eucalypts into a sustainable jet fuel while producing biochar as a byproduct. The alliance, which includes Virgin Australia, the Renewable Oil Corporation, Dynamotive Australia and the Future Farm Industries Cooperative Research Centre, believes that the project could potentially replace over $2 billion in fuel imports. […]  Continue reading »

Australian Government to Fund Biochar Research

Posted by Peter, on May 21, 2009

The Australian Government has announced $1.4 million in funding for research into  biochar – a form of charcoal that can store carbon in the soil for an average of 5,000 years. The three-year programme, to be co-ordinated by the CSIRO, will be one of the largest such investigations in the world. Agriculture Minister Tony Burke, […]  Continue reading »

Biosequestration: the Key to Climate Policy

Posted by Peter, on January 24, 2009

Australian Federal Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull has unveiled a three-part climate change policy which aims to achieve annual reductions of carbon pollution of equivalent of at least 150 million tonnes by 2020. Launching the new policy at a Young Liberals convention on Saturday, Mr Turnbull said that the Liberal Party’s plan would include measures to […]  Continue reading »

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