Welcome to Biochar Network New Zealand (BNNZ). We are a membership organisation dedicated to promoting and supporting activities leading to widespread awareness, understanding, and acceptance of biochar in New Zealand.
Biochar is activated charcoal which can be used to lift the productivity of agriculture and as long-lived carbon stores in soils. It can be used to enhance water quality and as a bioremediation tool for contaminated soils. The production of biochar can also deliver bioenergy and deal with many types of ‘liability’ biomass that offset carbon emissions.
Biochar Network New Zealand is a network of members and volunteers who are committed to helping advance biochar adoption in New Zealand. We rely on the support of our members to educate and promote biochar through various activities such as events and lobbying. Membership costs only $25 a year and enables us to make a difference.
Over the past couple of months the Biochar Network NZ committee has been working hard to set up the organisation for success. We hope to be able to provide you with regular updates on our progress and ways to get involved.