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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 >>

Scion’s Te Whare Nui O Tuteata Is Putting New Zealand On The Architecture World Map

Monday, 27 December 2021, 6:45 pm | Scion

Scion’s innovation hub, Te Whare Nui o Tuteata, has won 14 domestic and international awards in 2021 making it an international timber architecture icon. The Rotorua building is believed to be a world-first diagonal-grid (diagrid) timber structure for a three-storey ... More >>

Science NZ Awards Celebrate Scion Talent

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 3:27 pm | Scion

Wood nanotechnology, seaweed nanocellulose products and an internationally recognised microscopist are among top successes celebrated by Scion at the Science New Zealand Awards today. <img src="" ... More >>

Scion Signs Collaboration Agreement With Māori Carbon Collective

Tuesday, 14 December 2021, 3:42 pm | Scion

Māori whenua (land) opportunities will engage with science to welcome an innovative future with the signing of a Collaboration Agreement between Scion and the Māori Carbon Collective. <img src="" ... More >>

Prime Minister Opens Scion’s New Front Door - Te Whare Nui O Tuteata

Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 12:55 pm | Scion

Scion’s striking innovation building, Te Whare Nui o Tuteata, was today officially opened by the Prime Minister, Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, Minister of Research, Science & Innovation, Hon Dr Megan Woods and 500 guests, heralding a new era in Scion’s ... More >>

Scion welcomes climate policy report

Wednesday, 27 March 2019, 7:12 pm | Scion

Crown research institute Scion congratulates the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment on his report Farms, forests and fossil fuels: The next great landscape transformation . Scion CEO Dr Julian Elder says the report’s proposal to take a ... More >>

Storing carbon in trees and products remains key

Wednesday, 27 March 2019, 4:46 pm | Scion

Storing carbon in trees and products remains key to climate change response More >>

Studying the microplastics pollution of Auckland beaches

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 9:40 am | Scion

A Scion-led study is applying a New Zealand lens to the worldwide ecological impact of plastics by examining the extent of microplastics pollution of Auckland waterways and coastlines. More >>

Scion Annual Report showcases many successes

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 4:34 pm | Scion

Scion Annual Report showcases many successes Scion has issued its annual report for the 12 months ending 30 June 2018 presenting a successful year for the Rotorua-based Crown research institute. Recently appointed Chair Dr Helen Anderson says the Scion ... More >>

Energy from wood is good for New Zealand and the climate

Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 2:37 pm | Scion

Bioenergy production using wood from locally grown and sustainably managed forests can provide one of the lowest carbon energy options for New Zealand. More >>

Scion launches innovation hub

Monday, 30 April 2018, 6:45 pm | Scion

Scion launched its plans to build an innovation hub in the centre of its Rotorua campus with the reveal of design concepts at a function today. More >>

NZ could forge a green transport fuels future

Monday, 26 February 2018, 4:36 pm | Scion

New Zealand could build a renewable low-carbon transport fuels industry - but only if the nation decides to act. More >>

Recycling tyres into the built environment

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 3:17 pm | Scion

Three Scion research projects to recycle waste tyres into useful products are making good progress with investment from the Government’s Waste Minimisation Fund (WMF). Around 5 million tyres are disposed of each year in New Zealand. Some 30 per cent ... More >>

Celebrating forests on International Day of Forests

Monday, 20 March 2017, 12:33 pm | Scion

Tomorrow is the International Day of Forests, a day celebrated annually on 21 March to recognise and promote the many benefits that forests bring to our lives. More >>

NZBIO award for new ‘green’ glue for wood products

Friday, 16 September 2016, 10:54 am | Scion

Scion’s environmentally-friendly bioadhesives technology was awarded Biotechnology of the Year at NZBIO’s annual conference yesterday. More >>

Pine pollen not to blame for hay fever

Friday, 2 September 2016, 12:37 pm | Scion

This time of the year pine pollen becomes a visible cover over puddles and ponds and commentators habitually blame pine trees for causing hay fever. However, pine pollen only affects a very small proportion of people with allergies. More >>





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