The Australia New Zealand Biochar Initiative Incorporated (ANZBI) was launched at the 1st Australia New Zealand Biochar Conference (ANZBC17) in Murwillumbah, N.S.W. on August 10-12, 2017. It is a not for profit organisation inspired by the International Biochar Initiative that delivers education, collaboration and networking services to it’s members in Australia & New Zealand. It’s aims and objectives are to promote the mainstream adoption of pyrolysis and gasification technology that produces, bioenergy, biochar, wood vinegar and other fuel & preservative products from underutilised biomass that would otherwise go to waste. It also aims to be a central meeting place for stakeholders to bridge the gap between research and commercialisation, facilitate collaboration and network to get real Biochar projects viable for economic, environmental and social outcomes.