Scion is a Crown Research Institute dedicated to improving the international competitiveness of the New Zealand forest industry and building a stronger biobased economy.
Our Science Stories
Forests and water: Creating prosperity from trees
Forests play a vital role in regulating the quantity and quality of water and the health of waterways. Our research at Scion helps ensure forest ecosystems are as productive and sustainable as possible.
Media Release 10 June 2013
Scion’s wood fibre technology branches into North American marketsCrown Research Institute Scion and global wood processing giant Sonae Industria Group have signed an agreement that extends Sonae Industria’s exclusive “Woodforce” licence to commercialise a revolutionary wood fibre technology for polymer reinforcement to North America.
Media Release 4 June 2013
Science and industry combine to carve the future of wood processingInvesting in opportunities to expand onshore wood processing has been the subject of a recently released study of the New Zealand forestry and wood processing sector.
Media Release 15 May 2013
Celebrating the importance of plantsAround the world this week the public is invited to take some time out to think about the importance of plants and plant science to our daily lives.
Media Release 3 May 2013
Wood gets medical attentionUsing medical scanners, scientists at Rotorua-based Crown Research Institute Scion have been able to peer inside blocks of wood.
Media Release 14 March 2013
Council and Scion appoint directors to company commercialising TERAX waste technologyRotorua District Council and Scion have appointed four directors to the board of new joint-venture company Terax Ltd.