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Dr Adrian Morphett is a Principal Environmental Engineer at Earth Systems, with over 17 years experience in energy and carbon sector. Adrian will present solutions for biochar production from waste wood sources and recent projects using the Earth Systems’ CharMaker – Mobile Pyrolysis Plant. Biochar is a form of charcoal produced from sustainable sources which when applied to the soil, can last for thousands of years, acting as a stable carbon store capturing carbon from the atmosphere and locking it in a solid form. Biochar has many benefits including Carbon sequestration, soil amendment, water retention, increasing plant growth and crop yields. Earth Systems is an environmental and social consulting firm with its head office in Melbourne 

Further reading:

Business Victoria: A transportable kiln that ‘bakes’ waste wood

ABC Rural: Biochar offset method needed to fix supply bottleneck

Read: About the BZE Discussion Group

WHEN: 6:30 – 8pm Monday 1 May 2017

McCoy Building

Fritz Loewe Theatre (entry via level 2)
University of Melbourne
Cnr Elgin & Swanston Streets, Carlton

Getting there: Take any tram on Swanston Street and get off at Stop 1, Melbourne University.
Entry to building is on south side of Elgin St up the ramp and through the automatic doors.
Entry: Gold coin donation

All welcome.
Thank you to the University of Melbourne Energy Institute (MEI), our Zero Carbon Australia project partners for supporting us in bringing you this event.
Everyone is welcome to come along to the pub next door to continue the discussion after 8pm!

For those who can’t attend you will find the video recording of this event on the BZE YouTube Channel and via a link on this page.