Scion is a Crown Research Institute dedicated to improving the international competitiveness of the New Zealand forest industry and building a stronger biobased economy.
Utilising industrial biotechnology to create new materials, energy products and green chemicals.
Providing the tools and frameworks needed to create enduring economic advantage from natural resources.
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 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.
Connections Issue 7 - March 2013Scion Connections is a quarterly newsletter that aims to keep you up-to-date with our key science success stories and discoveries and to connect you with our people and capabilities.
Forest Protection Annual Report 2012
Forest Protection Annual Report 2012The recently released Forest Protection Annual Science Report for 2012 marks a 20-year milestone for Scion’s rural fire research group. Other highlights include the establishment of a new programme for research into methyl bromide reduction; research focus on red needle cast, an emerging new disease affecting radiata pine; ongoing research into wilding conifer control, and applying forest aerial spraying expertise to the kiwifruit industry.