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New Zealand Forest Research Institute

New Zealand Forest Research Institute (Scion) is a Crown Research Institute (CRI) dedicated to improving the international competitiveness of the New Zealand forest industry and transitioning New Zealand to a circular bioeconomy, including manufacturing and bioproducts. Scion specialises in research, science and technology development for the forestry, wood and wood-derived materials and other biomaterial sectors. Scion is the leading CRI in a wide variety in key areas, including: sustainable forest management and tree improvement; forestry biosecurity, risk management and mitigation; wood processing, wood-related bioenergy, waste streams and other biomaterials; forestry and forestry-based ecosystem services to inform land-use decision making. Scion represents the NZ National Science Challenge for Science Technology and Innovation (SfTI) through its leadership of the 3D/4D printing spearhead. Scion offers a range of services for forestry, wood processing, high-value manufacturing and biomaterials clients anywhere in New Zealand or overseas. Services include consultancy, research and development, testing, pilot plant development and commercialisation of research. Key infrastructure and systems include: manufacturing and bioproducts equipment; microscopy; biodegradation and compostability testing; plastics manufacture and processing; packaging solutions; advanced chemical characterisation, thermal analysis of materials, Industrial fermentation plant; and fibre and pulp processing plant.
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 101007584.

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