Biochar standards and definitions

Biochar explained BNNZ white paper - a great outline of what biochar is and it's potential in New Zealand.

+ European Biochar Certificate (EBC) is a voluntary industry standard in Europe. In Switzerland, it is obligatory for all biochar sold for use in agriculture. Several other countries have aligned their biochar related regulations with the EBC.

+ International Biochar Initiative (IBI) specification has developed international standards for biochar

BNNZ is...

  • growing the connections among individuals and organisations involved in research, production, and application of biochar
  • actively promoting policy and funding from central government that will increase knowledge of biochar's value in multiple contexts
  • facilitating education and awareness so that biochar becomes an accepted solution for a range of environmental concerns

Latest News - Fieldays in Hamilton (Nov 30 - Dec 3)

BNNZ will be well represented with various members volunteering their time at a stall within the Forestry pavilion. BNNZ will be supported by the internationally renowned biochar expert, Professor Stephen Joseph, who will be in the country to engage with the Marlborough Grape Growers Cooperative on 1st Dec, give the keynote address to the New Zealand Society of Soil Science, and to attend the Fieldays.

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