Call for Proposals 2024

The Program Committee is now inviting submissions for presentations addressing a number of key topics, outlined below. Other topics may be considered at the committee’s discretion.


  • Market reform and government policy needed to accelerate low carbon investments or abatement projects in Australia.
  • Opportunities for government co-investment in carbon abatement projects through reforms under the Nature Repair Act 2023, Nature Repair Market, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC).
  • An assessment of current methods for carbon abatement under the current Australian Carbon Credit Unit (ACCU) Scheme
  • How can industry better engage and participate in the ACCU Scheme?
    Climate change policy to drive down future emissions from new development proposals.

Emissions Reduction Strategies

  • Emerging industries in Australia and overseas taking on the net zero challenge. Business cases for reducing carbon emissions and meet net zero targets.
  • Climate change benefits from managing carbon from biogenic sources across the bioeconomy.
  • Techniques, processes and industries seeking to improve the management of carbon in biogenic products and energy generation.
  • Technologies to recover the organic fraction from MSW to produce essential input products for use in hard-to-abate sectors (e.g. using the organic fraction to produce products such as bio-ethanols, methanols or in reductants manufacture)
  • Case studies on developing industries across Australia’s bioeconomy

Optimising Carbon Cycle Management

  • Is there a hierarchy for the use of biomass in the production of biogenic carbon products for hard-to-abate sectors?
  • Optimal delivery pathways for getting biogenic carbon back into soils and enhancing soil health
  • Role of oceans, soils and sustainable farming systems in carbon abatement and  bioeconomy opportunities.

Emerging opportunities

  • New green fuels, such as biofuels and hydrogen – how can these be used to help in the transition to low or zero emissions electricity.
  • Green manufacturing technologies and potential contribution to a low emissions future.
  • Exploring principles, commercial drivers and benchmarks that might shape the development of the bioeconomy going forward.

Planning and Investment

  • How can we fast track investment in anaerobic digestion, to provide green electricity and provide a solution for urban food and garden organic wastes.
  • Regional planning and bioeconomy precincts to help support new industries seeking to help in the transition to a low emissions future.
  • Getting the balance right in planning and regulatory approvals, whilst giving confidence to communities living near green technologies.
  • Approvals, licencing, social licence to operate and community relations.

The closing date for submission of abstracts is Friday 12 April 2024.


All Abstracts must be submitted online. If you are unable to submit using the online form, please contact the conference organisers for further information (phone Emma McVie on 0404 517 058 or email Receipt of abstracts will be acknowledged by email within 2 working days.

The following information will be required for your submission:

  • Presenter and Co-Presenter contact details, title and organisation
  • Presenter and Co-Presenter Biographies (we recommend no more than 80 words per biography)
  • Presenter and Co-Presenter Photograph (optional)
  • Presentation Title
  • 50-word Presentation Synopsis
  • Abstract (Up to 400 words of text)


Due to the large number of submissions received each year, a review committee will carefully consider submissions of abstracts and posters. Where possible the committee will place your presentation into a session, however it may not be possible to accommodate every submission. The review committee also reserves the right to suggest amendments to improve the suitability of presentations prior to acceptance.



All accepted presentations will be published in the Australian Bioeconomy Conference 2024 Proceedings.



All submitting authors will be asked to confirm the following statements:

  1. I confirm that each co-author, if any, has been informed of this submission and has agreed to all the information provided by me.
  2. I consent to publication of all or part of the abstract in materials relating to the conference, including but not limited to the program, advertising, social media and email promotions.
  3. I confirm that this abstract is original work and as the principal author, I am responsible for the accuracy of the abstract.
  4. I understand that the invitation to submit an abstract does not constitute an offer by AIEN or the conference sponsors to pay travel, accommodation or registration costs associated with the event.
  5. I understand that no fee will be paid for a presentation. If my abstract is accepted, I agree to register for the Forum by no later than 31 July 2024 and will pay a discounted registration fee in recognition of my contribution. I understand that failure to register by the due date may result in my presentation being withdrawn from the program.