PREFACE

This Draft Standard was prepared by the task force of the Australia New Zealand Biochar Initiative Inc. (ANZBI). The committee in included Professor Stephen Joseph, Professor Annette Cowie, Dr Craig Bragnal, Dr Adrian Morphett, Peter Burgess, Richard Upperton and Don Coyne. It is intended to constitute the first draft to be presented to the members of ANZBI for comment before being presented to Standards Australia as the basis for a potential Australian standard on biochar use. It is based on the Australian Compost Standard AS4454-2012, European Biochar Certificate Guidelines (2019) and the IBI Standardized Product Definition and Product Testing Guidelines for Biochar That Is Used in Soil.

Relevant local, territory, state and federal government regulations not referenced in this standard, may detail additional requirements. In particular, prior to establishing a manufacturing facility, investigations may be required to ensure approval for location.

The terms “normative” and “informative” have been used in this document to denote the intended application of Annexes: a normative annex is an integral part of a standard that constitutes requirements of the standard, whereas an informative annex is only for information and guidance.

An opportunity to provide comments on the draft Australia New Zealand Biochar Standards will be open until November 30, 2019. Please submit comments or send correspondence to:

ANZBI Task Force
Address: 1 Old Brunswick Road, Tyagarah, N.S.W. 2481, Australia
Email: standards@anzbi.org