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Chemical engineer Dr Russell Burton manages new and emerging technology at Scion, a Crown research institute focused on forestry. Scion’s projects have included research into bio-plastics made from pine bark tannins, and adapting pine so it could be used as a hardwood. In this 2007 photograph, Dr Burton is shown accepting an award recognising his contribution to chemical engineering from the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand.

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Matthew Wright, 'Engineering - Chemical and computer engineering', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 July 2022)

Story by Matthew Wright, published 11 Mar 2010