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Biochar Capacity Building Program
Biochar is a stable type of char made by heating organic materials, such as wood or crop waste, in a low oxygen environment. It can be added to soil to sequester carbon and therefore has the potential to help mitigate Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions while benefiting agricultural production by improving soil health.
The Biochar Capacity Building Program is a competitive grants funding.
The program (from 2011-12 to 2013-14) that will help to develop practical mitigation options for land managers by:
- investigating how biochar mitigates greenhouse gas emissions
- demonstrating the use of integrated biochar systems on-farm
- facilitating the development of biochar offset methodologies to enable land managers to participate in domestic and international carbon markets through the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI).
The Biochar Capacity Building Program complements the Carbon Farming Futures program and will build on research undertaken through the Climate Change Research Program, including the National Biochar Initiative which is helping to answer key questions about the use of biochar in Australia.
A list of successful projects, as well as, the Biochar Capacity Building Program guidelines and funding deed are available for reference.
Please call 1800 108 760 or email the Biochar Capacity Building Program.
22 Oct 2013