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Scion’s Forest Insights Set To Revolutionise Inventory Management For Forestry

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 11:04 am | Scion

Scion, in collaboration with Indufor Asia Pacific Ltd, has revealed a prototype for a new interactive tool providing the forestry industry with powerful inventory information to make management, harvesting and wood processing decisions easier. ... More >>

Scion Staff Given Kudos

Friday, 27 October 2023, 11:48 am | Scion

Stars in Scion’s paper and pulping technology and forest hydrology work have been given the research institute’s highest honour. Scion held its annual staff recognition awards on October 26, presenting awards to more than 50 staff. The awards recognise ... More >>

Research Wages War Against A Silent Threat In Our Planted Forests

Tuesday, 10 October 2023, 12:45 pm | Scion

New research and smart technologies are offering hope and solutions to foresters waging war against a silent enemy in our pine plantations. Red needle cast (RNC), an unyielding fungal-like disease, has silently been wreaking havoc on pine trees ... More >>

Fixing ‘Aerial Invader Hole In Our Biosecurity Net’

Thursday, 21 September 2023, 11:07 am | Scion

New Zealand’s trade and tourism border security is among the strictest in the world in efforts to protect the environment and primary industries from unwanted pests and diseases. But aerial invaders (insect and pathogen pests arriving by wind) ... More >>

Scion Scientists Celebrate After Earning Prestigious Publishing Honour

Thursday, 14 September 2023, 11:34 am | Scion

Scion is toasting the success of two leading researchers after they’ve earned the equivalent of an Olympic gold medal in the world of science. Drs Marie Joo Le Guen and Stefan Hill are among the authors who have contributed to a research paper ... More >>

Senior Scientist Recruited To Help Solve New Zealand’s Critical Challenges

Friday, 28 April 2023, 1:53 pm | Scion

Scion senior scientist Dr Grace Villamor is one of 34 new faces at Te Pūnaha Matatini, joining the organisation as a principal investigator for the next three years. Te Pūnaha Matatini is the Aotearoa New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) ... More >>

Scion And INRAE Boost Scientific Co-operation To Extend Biobased Research

Thursday, 6 April 2023, 10:51 am | Scion

An agreement signed between Scion and one of France’s key research organisations creates fresh opportunities to extend Scion’s research exploring biobased products and to support New Zealand’s transition to a circular bioeconomy. With the global ... More >>

Scion Supports Sustainable Forestry Land Use Inquiry For Tairāwhiti And Wairoa

Friday, 24 February 2023, 12:13 pm | Scion

Yesterday's announcement of a Ministerial inquiry into land use practices and the impact of slash in Tairāwhiti and Wairoa will be an important step to support communities adapt to the effects of climate change, provided it delivers an implementation plan ... More >>

Opinion: Mandate Cut Short-term Thinking During Climate Crisis

Monday, 20 February 2023, 12:07 pm | Scion

Opinion article authored by Dr Paul Bennett, Scion portfolio leader for Integrated Bioenergy. The Government’s decision to halt the biofuels mandate may ease concerns about looming price hikes at the petrol pump but it’s a political can that can’t ... More >>

Rotorua To Host International Remote Sensing Forestry Conference

Thursday, 9 February 2023, 12:10 pm | Scion

Rotorua and Whakarewarewa Forest will be the backdrop to a global forestry conference that is set to attract up to 500 remote sensing specialists to the city in just over 18 months’ time. Scion has successfully secured a bid to host ForestSAT 2024, the ... More >>

Scion Leads The Way With Research And Innovation To Support Rural New Zealand’s Exciting Future

Wednesday, 30 November 2022, 11:12 am | Scion

Research and innovation from Scion will unlock the potential for rural farming communities to embrace new opportunities to prosper following the launch of a roadmap for the forestry and wood processing sector. Minister for Forestry Hon. Stuart Nash has today ... More >>

Move Over Birds – It’s Time For Bug Of The Year

Tuesday, 15 November 2022, 4:52 pm | Scion

A public campaign is under way to find New Zealand’s most-loved bug and Scion scientists are all over it like the proverbial moth to a flame. Voting for the inaugural Bug of the Year competition officially opened this week, with Scion entomologists ... More >>

Scion Staff Recognised For Excellence on 75th Anniversary

Tuesday, 1 November 2022, 5:45 pm | Scion

A Christchurch scientist whose pioneering research is making work safer for people on the frontline of forestry and rural firefighting has been recognised by his peers at Scion. Richard Parker has received the Roger Newman Award for Science or Engineering ... More >>

Scientists Explore Biogas Potential Of Partly Digested Grass From Cow Stomachs

Thursday, 13 October 2022, 9:31 am | Scion

Converting partly digested grass from the stomachs of slaughtered cattle into biogas that could be used to sustainably heat commercial greenhouses is the focus of a new 14-month study at Scion. It’s hoped the partly digested grass can one day be blended ... More >>

Scion Develops R&D Solution To Tackle Plastic Waste For Nurseries

Tuesday, 4 October 2022, 11:50 am | Scion

Scion scientists have been instrumental in developing and testing biodegradable nursery pots that will help nurseries and Kiwi gardeners to reduce plastic waste and its impact on the environment. The biodegradable pots, made from biopolymers ... More >>

Hi-Tech Success: From Sea To Cellulose

Wednesday, 10 August 2022, 10:42 am | Scion

A recipient of one of the technology sector’s most sought-after accolades has reinforced the value of teamwork, combining mātauranga Māori with Scion’s scientific excellence and innovation. AgriSea New Zealand won the coveted NZ Hi-Tech Kamupene ... More >>

Director Appointed To Timber Design Centre

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 3:37 pm | Scion

The Timber Design Centre has appointed Dr Robert Finch as its director. Dr Finch was formerly director of the Quake Centre, hosted at the University of Canterbury. Prior to this, he was the chief executive for the Structural Timber Innovation Company. ... More >>

New Science Recruits Put Myrtle Rust In The Spotlight

Wednesday, 27 April 2022, 1:48 pm | Scion

A science-based Jobs for Nature-funded project recently launched at Te Waiiti Marae at Lake Rotoiti in the Bay of Plenty. It is a crucial step in the fight to protect some of New Zealand’s best-known native plants. The ‘Myrtle Rust Jobs for Resistance’ ... More >>

Scion Celebrates 75 Years Of Forest Science Impact

Friday, 22 April 2022, 10:41 am | Scion

Since it was established in 1947, the Forest Research Institute, which we now call Scion, has played a significant role in forest research for New Zealand. This year, the Crown Research Institute (CRI) turns 75 and continues to deliver impact for New ... More >>

Eliminating Plastic Waste “Doable But Difficult” Says Scion Report

Wednesday, 23 March 2022, 7:28 pm | Scion

Scion releases a report today on how New Zealand might reach the objective of zero plastic waste. “It’s doable, but difficult, and will require aligned efforts by science, industry, government and the public,” says Marc Gaugler, the report’s ... More >>





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