NEWS

2022

Nature’s Flame and Scion: Fonterra’s Te Awamutu plant utilising wood pellets – Jul 22: https://www.scionresearch.com/about-us/about-scion/corporate-publications/scion-connections/current-issue/scion-connections-issue-41,-june-2022/home-grown-bioenergy

NZ Medicinal Cannabis Council, NZ Hemp Industry Association, Callaghan, AgResearch, Plant & Food and Scion: Commercial Options for Whole Plant Utilisation of Industrial Hemp and Medicinal Cannabis (white paper) – Jun 22: Commercial options for whole plant utilisation

Massey and Hawkes Bay Inc: Measuring Food Loss in Hawkes Bay, Sustainable is Attainable – Apr 2022: Sustainable is attainable

Ara and Scion: Using DNA from by-products to develop a fire retardant – Mar 2022: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0aVwjm3hl0

2021

Seaweed ventures from Kia Ora Magazine – 2021: Seaweed ventures

Valic, Callaghan, Massey and Plant & Food: OVAVO avocado powder from Kia Ora Magazine – 2021: Powder to the People

Valic, Callaghan, Massey and Plant & Food: New ingredients from Avocado – New Nutrition – Oct 2021: Waste not: Exploring avocado’s untapped potential

Ecogas and Scion: Food waste into animal feed (see 29 minutes onwards) courtesy of Channel News Asia: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/video-on-demand/climate-for-change-closing-the-loop/waste-not-15245984

Nature’s Flame and Scion: Fonterra using bio-based fuels – 8 Aug 2021: https://www.teawamutunews.nz/2021/08/minister-opens-fonterras-boiler/

Valic, Callaghan, Massey and Plant & Food : Converting avocados into freeze-dried powder – 8 Jul 2021: Happily avo after

Botaniq and University of Auckland: Using natural products for haircare – Jul 2021: https://www.colleen.nz/archive/botaniq-haircare

Ecogas and Scion: Converting food waste to bioenergy – Mar 2021: https://www.scionresearch.com/about-us/about-scion/corporate-publications/scion-connections/past-issues-list/scion-connections-issue-37,-september-2020/your-food-waste-to-bioenergy

Greenfern Industries, Hemp Connect and Callaghan: Hemp seed processing into foods and nutraceuticals – Feb 2021: Greenfern Industries: Adding value to hemp waste

Hemp NZ and AgResearch: New plant to convert hemp fibres into materials – Jan 2021: https://www.hempfarm.co.nz/new-hemp-factory-to-pave-the-way-for-product-innovation/

2020

AgriSea and Scion: A nano-cellulose hydrogel from seaweed – Dec 2021:
https://www.scionresearch.com/about-us/news-and-events/news/2020-news-and-media-releases/seaweed-research-produces-results

BPA: Food waste initiatives – 14 Aug 2020: The effort to change our wasteful food habits

Nature’s Flame and Scion: Converting wood by-products into fuel – 30 Jan 2020: Fonterra Plant ditches coal for wood pellets

2019

Scion: Bio-based plastic opportunities – Oct 2019: Closing the plastic circle

Nature’s Flame and Scion: Wood pellets replacing coal – 19 Jul 2019: Contact steam to heat Norske Skog pellet business secured

Prescient, Plant & Food and Massey: Black Soldier Flies for protein – Mar 2019 Food Waste Utilisation

BPA: Seafood by-product innovations – Feb 2019: A Sea-change in Innovation

2018

Nature’s Flame and Scion: Plant to convert wood streams into biofuel – 6 Dec 2018: Norske Skog to invest AUD 7 million to raise capacity of Nature’s Flame wood pellets facility in New Zealand to 85,000 tonnes

Ecostock and Scion: Creating biogas and fertiliser from food waste – 5 Jan 2018: Turning food waste into fuel

2017

Garage Project, Massey and AgResearch: Pet treats from brewery secondary streams – 7 Dec 2017: Hooch for the Pooch

Garage Project, Massey and AgResearch: Using brewery grains for pet treats – 5 Oct 2017: Garage Project goes Circular with Mashbone for Dogs

BPA initiatives – Oct 2017: Alliance turning waste into $100m boost to the New Zealand economy

Garage Project, Massey and AgResearch: Pet treats from breweries – 14 Jun 2017: Mashbone Brewery Bites

T&G and Greenspot: Juicing secondary streams into new ingredients – 6 Jun 2017: T&G Global hits the spot with fermented apple flour    Check out the video – The invention of apple flour

New Zealand King Salmon, Massey and AgResearch: Pet treats from salmon – 1 May 2017: New Zealand King Salmon

Garage Project, Massey and AgResearch: Beer by-products for your pet – 16 Apr 2017: Mashbone Brewery Bites and OmegaPlus

Plant & Food: Separating polyphenols from plant-based materials – 13 Apr 2017: Plant and Food Research Summer Student Programme

Garage Project, Massey and AgResearch: Beer by-products for pets – Mar 2017: Garage Project – A beer for you, beer biscuits for your dog

Greenspot Technologies: Awarded one of New Zealand’s best new food businesses – 10 Feb 2017: NZs best new food businesses

2016

New Zealand King Salmon, Massey and AgResearch: Pet food using salmon by-products – Dec 2016: Small contribution makes big impact on company’s waste and bottom line

New Zealand King Salmon, Massey and AgResearch: Pet food range from salmon – Dec 2016: New Zealand King Salmon shifts to more sustainable business

NZ Food Innovation Network and BPA: Value Added Drying: Business Case for Equipment in New Zealand (white paper) – Nov 2016: Value added drying

Greenspot Technologies and University of Auckland: New ingredients from fruit and vegetable processing – 19 Oct 2016: Auckland University: World hungry for NZ apple flour 19 Oct 2016

Greenspot Technologies: Start-up using fruit and vegetable by-products for healthy ingredient – 29 Sep 2016: Auckland Uni start-up seeks investment to commercialise alternative

2015

Greenspot Technologies and University of Auckland: New ‘flour’ from fruit and vegetables – 1 Dec 2015: Low calorie apple flour takes on wheat

Scion: high pressure reactor system for testing the potential of hydrothermal chemical reactions and treatments for transforming low grade waste into high value products – 12 Nov 2015: Mini-reactor provides inexpensive, rapid turnaround and safe system for industry product development

2014

BPA: New General Manager – 26 Sep 2014: New leader brings new alliances to bioresource processing

BPA: The BPA’s mission – 16 May 2014: Turning waste into wealth

Avocado Oil NZ and Callaghan: Avocado powder using by-products – 11 Feb 2014: Research set to boost avo oil firm

BPA: Launch of the BPA and avocado powder project – 10 Feb 2014: Turning waste into wealth