1st Australian Bioeconomy Conference
The Australian Industrial Ecology Network is pleased to invite you to join us for the 1st Australian Bioeconomy Conference to be held on 19 & 20 September 2023 at the Rydges Newcastle.
This two-day event is themed Managing Carbon and Biomass in a Carbon Constrained World. Attendees will explore potential opportunities for industry in Australia and what it might look like in the future.
The improved management of carbon across our economy – or our ‘bioeconomy’ – is critical if we are to mitigate the impacts of climate change and increase renewable electricity production as we move away from fossil fuels in an increasingly carbon-constrained world. We also need to help shape how the bioeconomy can be supported to maximise benefits to the environment and our economy.
Furthermore, improved management of carbon across the Australian bioeconomy can open up many commercial opportunities for recovering organic matter and stimulating industries focused on biomass production. This includes the generation of energy from biomass which is otherwise lost to landfill or specifically grown crops for fuel, producing carbon-neutral transport fuels, and using recovered organic matter and other biogenic products for restoring environmental ecosystems and improving the productivity of agriculture.
Recent government policies at a National and State level on climate change and net zero, renewable energy production, recycling, agricultural productivity and environmental restoration all seek to enhance the management of carbon to deliver environmental, social and economic benefits for the Australian community,
This two-day conference will bring together policy experts from all levels of government, industry leaders and early industry adopters to highlight the opportunities in Australia’s bioeconomy. The conference will also provide participants with an opportunity to engage, network, discuss and help shape policy, programs and investment in Australia’s increasing important bioeconomy.