Story: Exotic forestry

Scion biomaterials research

Scion biomaterials research

Biomaterials scientist Ross Anderson shows off bioplastic pellets made with wood fibre, which can be used for a range of construction purposes. One of the major research projects of Scion (formerly the Forest Research Institute) is to develop biomaterials using wood and other plants in combination with synthetics. These are often stronger and more versatile than natural products.

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Michael Roche, 'Exotic forestry - Ownership changes in the 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 July 2024)

Story by Michael Roche, published 24 Nov 2008