2024 Program

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0800 Registration, tea and coffee
SETTING THE SCENE
0845 Welcome and housekeeping
Colin Barker, Chair – Australian Industrial Ecology Network
0850 Opening address
0900 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
Speaker to be advised
0930 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Bioenergy FAQs and common misconceptions
Henry Poole, Verdant Earth Technologies
1000 Questions and discussion
1030 Morning tea break
NAVIGATING THE REGULATORY AND PLANNING ENVIRONMENT
1100 The Legislative Balancing Act – Achieving the right balance for ‘green’ projects
Kim Glassborow, G&B Lawyers
1120 Measuring economic and employment benefits of biomass energy projects
Nick Behrens, Australian Economic Advocacy Solutions
1140 Planning and regulatory frameworks for bioeconomy projects in NSW
Erik Larson, Jackson Environment and Planning
1200 Adhering to Carbon Regulations: A driving force for the bioeconomy
Daniela von Rabenau, Circulr & Shadi Kafi Mallak, University of Queensland
1220 Questions and discussion
1245 Lunch
ADVANCING SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SOLUTIONS
1345 Hydrogen production in a bioeconomy context
Speaker to be advised
1400 Refining waste and biomass into specified fuels for H2 and chemicals production
Minna Vilkuna, BMH Technology
1415 XROPS – Regional organics processing solution
Dr Marc Stammbach, HZI Australia& Philip Parekalam, NALG
1430 Fly Ash Utilisation: Plans for CO2 reduction outcomes
Anthony Callen, Delta Electricity
1445 Questions and discussion
1515 Afternoon tea break
REGIONAL SUSTAINABILITY AND INNOVATION PRECINCTS
1545

Presentation title to be advised
Mark Glover, Renewed Carbon

1605 Circular Economy Precincts for the Hunter Region – 12 months on
Tim Askew, Hunter Joint Organisation
1625 The Regional Renewable Organics Network
James Moverley, Barwon Water
1645 Questions and discussion
1715 Close Day 1
1830 Networking Function

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0830 Registration, tea and coffee
PANEL: ADVANCING THE BIOECONOMY SECTOR IN AUSTRALIA
0900

The panel session aims to identify challenges and opportunities within the bioeconomy industry, explore successful strategies for growth, discuss policy recommendations to support the sector, encourage research and development investment, foster partnerships between industry stakeholders, and develop actionable steps to drive progress and growth in the bioeconomy sector.

Facilitated by: Dr Mark Jackson, Jackson Environment and Planning

Panelists include:
– Ragini Prasad, Victorian Bioenergy Network
– Craig Bagnall, Australia New Zealand Biochar Industry Group
– Speaker TBA, Australian Industrial Ecology Network

1030 Morning tea break
CARBON INNOVATION: SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS FOR INDUSTRY
1100 “The Wrestle” – Reflections on the challenges of trying to make a globally relevant impact, even starting with a brilliant technology
Daniel Hodges, Molycop
1120 Microalgae’s utility in decarbonizing the ironmaking industry
Brody Brooks, Centre for Ironmaking Materials Research, University of Newcastle
1140 Sustainable biomass supply for green ironmaking
Dr Joe Herbertson AM, Skye Point Innovation
1200 Circular and Regenerative Bioenergy – Pathways for CO2 Removal and Renewable Energy for Net Zero via the Australian Biochar Industry 2030 Roadmap
Craig Bagnall, ANZ Biochar Industry Group
1220 Questions and discussion
1300 Lunch
SOLUTIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
1400 Forest residues for renewable carbon in the Australian bioeconomy
Dr Leanda Garvie, University of the Sunshine Coast
1420 Innovative carbon reducing technology to produce biofertiliser
Johan Nortier, Natural Waste Solutions
1440 FSC Standard & beyond, principles and practices
James Felton-Taylor, Australian Sustainable Timbers
1500 De Iuliis Vineyard Pokolbin – Soil improvement program
Mark Johnson, Cha Cha Char
1520 Questions and discussion
1550 Closing remarks
Colin Barker, Chair – Australian Industrial Ecology Network
1600 Conference close

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