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Ground-breaking research helps save lives on farms

Tuesday, 27 May 2008, 12:36 am | Scion

New research into New Zealander's on-farm handling of quadbikes has revealed how an incompatibility between design and use, plus a tendency for farmers to learn by 'trial and error', has turned this common farm vehicle into a $8.3 million annual ... More >>

"No Environmental Impact from GM Trees"

Friday, 2 May 2008, 10:29 am | Scion

New Zealand's most comprehensive, independent scientific field trial of genetically modified trees has been completed, with results showing no environmental impact from the trial and no evidence of gene transfer to other organisms. More >>

Purpose Grown Energy Forests for Self-Sufficiency

Tuesday, 18 March 2008, 9:44 am | Scion

Purpose-grown energy forests if planted today could meet all of New Zealand's future transport fuel and heat energy needs, without threatening the country's important agricultural industry, according to a study completed by Crown Research Institute, ... More >>

Transport Fuels From New Zealand Biomass A Reality

Monday, 3 March 2008, 2:32 pm | Scion

Biofuels generated from New Zealand-grown softwood feedstocks have been identified as a feasible, large scale option for meeting both the low-carbon transport vision of the Government's 2007 Energy Strategy (NZES) and Biofuels Sales Obligation (BSO), ... More >>

Study shows wood pellet burners improve air

Tuesday, 9 October 2007, 2:16 pm | Scion

With nightly winter fires nearly over for 2007, Rotorua home owners are being urged to consider switching to clean burning wood pellet burners before next winter. More >>

CSIRO and Scion recommit to Ensis

Tuesday, 18 September 2007, 2:46 pm | Scion

New Zealand Crown Research Institute Scion and Australia's CSIRO have confirmed their commitment to continue their science collaboration, developed through their joint venture Ensis, in the forest and forest industries research domain. Ensis has been ... More >>

CSIRO and Scion recommit to Ensis

Tuesday, 18 September 2007, 11:13 am | Scion

New Zealand Crown Research Institute Scion and Australia's CSIRO have confirmed their commitment to continue their science collaboration, developed through their joint venture Ensis, in the forest and forest industries research domain. Ensis has been ... More >>

Rotorua Scientist Wins Prestigious Travel Award

Thursday, 31 May 2007, 1:49 pm | Scion

A Rotorua scientist is off to the United States in August to present her research at an international conference, after winning a prestigious Fulbright Travel Award. More >>

Scientists aim to improve wastewater

Monday, 2 April 2007, 10:25 am | Scion

Cleaner wastewater entering New Zealand's waterways is the vision of two scientists at Rotorua Crown Research Institute Scion, and their work is a step closer thanks to scholarships received by the pair. More >>

Rotorua Scientist Wins Prestigious Award

Tuesday, 27 March 2007, 9:55 am | Scion

Rotorua scientist Russell Burton, from Crown Research Institute Scion, has been recognised for his contribution to advancing chemical engineering knowledge in New Zealand, and service to the bioprocessing industries. More >>

Solving Leaky Homes at Science in the Park

Thursday, 15 March 2007, 3:27 pm | Scion

The public will get a rare insight from leading scientists into why the leaky home situation happened and how it might be avoided in the future at Science in the Park in Rotorua later this month. More >>

Finding Value In Wood Waste

Wednesday, 7 February 2007, 3:41 pm | Scion

New Zealand sawmillers are being encouraged to find economic value in wood waste, with the help of a range of online bioenergy calculators. More >>

Scion signs deal to benefit global forestry

Thursday, 4 January 2007, 4:50 pm | Scion

Crown Research Institute Scion and ArborGen LLC have signed a multi-million dollar partnership deal in a move that will not only benefit the New Zealand forestry industry and help to build significant biomaterials expertise, but will also benefit the productivity ... More >>

Scion awards 2006 Suffrage Centennial Scholarship

Tuesday, 19 December 2006, 9:41 am | Scion

One of Rotorua's female secondary students has just received a jump start to her future career thanks to a scholarship from Rotorua-based Crown Research Institute, Scion. More >>

Maori student completes Masters degree in science

Wednesday, 15 November 2006, 10:53 am | Scion

Rotorua's Erina Hingston (Ngati Manawa, Ngati Porou, Tuwharetoa and Te Arawa) graduated recently at the University of Waikato with a Masters degree with first class honours in molecular biology. More >>

Scion appoints new directors

Friday, 28 July 2006, 5:11 pm | Scion

Crown Research Institute Scion, based in Rotorua, has announced three new appointments to its board of directors. More >>

Scion appoints new directors

Friday, 28 July 2006, 3:12 pm | Scion

Crown Research Institute Scion, based in Rotorua, has announced three new appointments to its board of directors. John Palmer, Peter Berg and Dr Kathy Garden commenced board duties with the CRI this week. More >>

Worms Turn On Pulp Mill Waste

Tuesday, 18 July 2006, 2:23 pm | Scion

Click for big version Nick Shannon, a Waikato University student working at Crown Research Institute Scion, is investigating the potential use of worms in a bid to find environmentally-friendly ways of processing pulp mill waste. More >>

Key science appointment at Scion

Monday, 19 December 2005, 12:48 am | Scion

Crown Research Institute Scion, based in Rotorua, has announced the appointment of Dr Elspeth MacRae as its Group Manager Biomaterials Research. More >>

Scion appoints new Chief Financial Officer

Wednesday, 3 August 2005, 11:43 am | Scion

Scion Chief Executive Officer, Dr Tom Richardson today announced the appointment of Mr Lionel Jeyaraj as its new Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Services Manager. More >>

   

 

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