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ANZBP - Lunch & Learn Webinar Series May 2024

Icon of a calendar 14 May, 2024 - 14 May, 2024 | Small clock icon 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEST | Icon of a map pin Zoom

Join us for the upcoming ANZBP Lunch and Learn Webinar in May 2024.

Theme: Biosolids for Soil Health

George Mercer  from ARC Training Centre for the Transformation of Australia's Biosolids Resource will be speaking on  the topic “Can transformed biosolids build stable soil carbon?”
George will show us how soil carbon pools respond to wastewater-derived organic amendments including biochar, compost and dried biosolids. He demonstrates the relationships between the microbial carbon pump, soil nutrients and plant productivity in a three-experiment timeline to optimise the functional delivery of transformed biosolids to land.

Bill Hyem and Andrew Bremmer from AgriProve will present on "Growing Top Soils: Profitability, Productivity, Sustainability".
Zooming out, Bill will explain what producers are looking for in terms of soil health and increasing soil carbon, the role of biosolids/organics in achieving this aim, and the role AgriProve and soil carbon credits play in supporting this aim.

Meet the Presenters 


George Mercer

Topic:  Can transformed biosolids build stable soil carbon?

George Mercer

PhD Student and Tim Healey Memorial Scholar
The University of Western Australia and ARC Training Centre for the Transformation of Australia’s Biosolids Resource

About George
George’s interests surround microbial systems, agro-ecology, waste-to-resource, and his research focuses on building soil carbon with biosolids, a by-product of the wastewater treatment process. More specifically, he is investigating how transformed organic amendments can be used to functionalise microbial mechanisms that generate stable soil organic matter.



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Topic: Growing Top Soils: Profitability, Productivity, Sustainability

Bill Hyem

AgriFutures Horizon Scholar Alumni (2020), Australian National University Graduate and Key Account Manager at AgriProve

About Bill
A recipient of an AgriFutures Australia Horizon Scholarship in 2020, Bill Hyem is focused on pursuing opportunities to increase sustainability and profitability in agriculture through technological innovations. Bill works with Australian landholders to start soil carbon projects that encourage the use of new technologies and practices for increased sustainability and profitability.


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Andrew Bremner

National Innovation Manager

The presentations will be followed by Q&A sessions. Register below for another incredible Lunch and Learn session.

Event Details
Event type: Webinar
Date: Tuesday, 14 May 2024
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm AEDT

Webinar - Online


Please note: the webinar will commence at 12:00pm ( AEST Time), running for approximately 60 minutes and will include presentations followed by a Q&A.  

A Webinar link will be distributed to registered attendees 24 hours prior to the webinar.

For More Information Please Contact:

Esther Micah, Event Coordinator
P: +61 2 9467 8434 | Email: 

Locus Liu, International and Industry Program Coordinator
P: +61 2 9467 8430 | Email:

This Lunch & Learn is free for ANZBP Partners
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