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STRATEGY & INNOVATION

Joe Herbertson

Dr Joe Herbertson AM is a founder and Director of The Crucible Group and a Conjoint Professor, Environment and Life Sciences, at the University of Newcastle.

Joe formerly ran BHP’s corporate research laboratories and was GM Research BHP Steel. He subsequently became an international advisor on sustainability driven innovation. He combines a capacity for strategic thinking with a practical focus on science and technology innovation in response to the deep economic and ecological challenges humanity faces in Australia and globally.

The Crucible Group has taken its proprietary Continuous Biomass Converter technology from a fundamental idea to commercialisation. The CBC creates valuable products contributing to the sustainable industrial use of carbon, regenerative agriculture and CO 2 drawdown from the atmosphere.

Joe was the leader of the Strategic Framework team within Safe Climate Australia.


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“We need innovative and value-creating ways to balance carbon cycles within industry and agriculture, but drawdown of elevated CO2 levels is critical if we are to achieve safe climate conditions”.



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The National Climate Emergency Summit will convene practitioners, advocates, governments, youth leaders and industry innovators to unpack what a climate emergency response could look like at local, national, and global levels.



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Four strategic priorities will steer the Summit Program, presenting a focused conference program of plenary and breakout sessions.

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