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New Zealand research expertise sought at international renewable energy conference

Dr Tom Richardson, chief executive of Crown Research Institute Scion, is this week presenting New Zealand research into the role of forestry in producing renewable energy, at the U.S. Government hosted Washington International Renewable Energy Conference (WIREC 2008).

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Rain puts dampener on Scion's experimental burns

Whilst most of New Zealand has been praying for rain this summer, Scion's fire researchers have had more than their fair share of it. Experimental burns taking place on Mount Torlesse in Canterbury have been plagued by bad weather, but despite this, useful information has been collected to help in the fight against wildfires.

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Forestry attracts major funding boost for research

A new entity known as Future Forests Research Ltd (FFR), formed by the New Zealand forest industry and Crown Research Institute, Scion, is driving a major expansion in forestry research activity. The exciting new industry/research partnership has attracted a funding commitment of over $20 million from Government and forest growers. This funding will enable more research into the role of plantation forestry in protecting the environment as well as generating economic wealth for New Zealand.

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Let's twist again...

Actually, let's not. Spiral grain in plantation pine causes the dried timber to twist badly,

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