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Manufacturing and Bioproducts

Wednesday 11 October at 6.00pm

Napier Aquarium

Elspeth McRae

General Manager Manufacturing & Bloproducts, Scion

Forestry is a key sector of the New Zealand economy, and its third largest export earner.

Sustainable exploitation of this rich natural resource is a challenge.

In this lecture, Elspeth will explain the work being carried out by the Crown Research Institute Scion, and in particular her area of manufacturing and bioproducts.

Elspeth McRae has a PhD from Otago University in Botany and Plant Physiology. She has worked for 25 years in New Zealand’s biotechnology sector, at Hort Research, Plant & Food and now Scion.

Scion is a Crown Research Institute that specialises in research, science and technology development for the forestry, wood and wood-derived materials and other biomaterial sectors.

• Sustainable forest management and tree improvement .

• Forestry biosecurity, risk management and mitigation.

• Wood processing, wood-related bioenergy, waste streams and other biomaterials.

• Forestry and forestry-based ecosystem services to inform land-use decision making.