Exploratory Learning Series

Business Resource Efficiency Program

George Town Biochar & Bio-energy Forum


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George Town has been identified as an ideal regional centre for the production of biochar and bio-energy.

Businesses in George Town, Bell Bay and surrounding areas in land care, agricultural and industrial activities, are invited to join us at this combined Biochar Initiative Tasmania and Bio-Energy Initiative Tasmania (BIT & BEIT 2023) event and get involved in a global Living Lab & Lighthouse project to regenerate soil quality and turn ‘waste’ into value.

Why George Town?

George Town has advantages inherent in its size, surrounding area, types of industry and its natural resources that make it an attractive location to establish a Living Lab & Lighthouse for biochar and biodigestion.

The community and culture of George Town, including the Bell Bay Advanced Manufacturing Zone, demonstrate the potential for a collective approach to land management and innovative waste management.

Find out more about the Living Labs & Lighthouse project at this event showcasing biochar and biodigestion as a regenerative solution for the George Town region and beyond.

What is a Living Lab?

Living Labs are places to experiment on the ground. They are collaborative initiatives between multiple partners and diverse actors, like researchers, farmers, foresters, spatial planners, land managers, and citizens who come together to co-create innovation for jointly agreed objectives. Living Labs are established on territorial, landscape, or regional scale. They coordinate experiments on multiple sites such as farms, forests, urban or industrial areas.

What is a Lighthouse?

Lighthouses are single sites, like farms or parks, where scientifically proven good practices and solutions are demonstrated. Lighthouses can also be single sites that are part of the Living Labs. They are places for mutual exchange and peer-to-peer learning. Good practices are further tested under real-life conditions to inspire other practitioners to move towards sustainable soil and land management.

Source: https://www.soilmissionsupport.eu/ll-lh Accessed 27/4/2023

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from local and international specialists

Frank Strie Terra Preta Developments

Christina Guidici The New Black

Katja Lyons Biogest

Andre Van Zyl Green Carbon Industries

Adam O’Toole Ph.D. Soil researcher