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Biochar: is it a part of a safe climate future?

Posted in Events by Mark Ogge on September 28th, 2009

Source: Beyond Zero Emissions

Image: BioChar, via UNSW

Guest speaker: Dr Stephen Joseph,
Monday 5th October 2009

Dr Stephen Joseph has extensive experience world wide developing processes and technologies that convert waste into energy and value added products. These include including biodiesel, and other biofuels, oil from algae, biomass combustion, pyrolysis and gasification plant, biochar, plastic wood composite, additives for high strength concretes. He has also developed combustion devices to burn very dilute combustible gases.

He has also been involved in multi-country market research into areas of waste recycling and renewable energy. He has written over 100 books and articles and lectured and trained other engineers throughout the world. He is vice chairman of the international Biochar Initiative and and co-editor with Dr Johannes Lehmann of the first major publication on biochar.

Dr Joseph holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Metallurgical Engineering and a doctorate in Architecture and Applied Anthropology. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Energy, a chartered engineer and has been a senior adviser to both commercial, government and non government organisations, in renewable energy, biofuels, and sustainable agriculture and forestry.

He is now a visiting professor at the University of NSW and a director of a number of companies involved in bioenergy and biosequestration. He is also managing director of Anthroterra Pty Ltd.

2nd Floor, Kindness House, 288 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

Time: 6 – 730 pm, Monday 5th October 2009  *Please note event starts 30 mins earlier than usual.

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