Developing higher-value forestry products is the key to creating a sustainable future for the forestry industry.
A new study into developing more sustainable and higher-value products from the Limestone Coast’s forestry resources will be undertaken by the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland with project support from the Department of State Development.
The Cellulose (tree) Fibre Study involves working with local industry to identify short, medium and longer term sustainable and achievable market opportunities.
The study is a key initiative of the State Government’s Manufacturing Works strategy, and is also one of the key actions identified in the Limestone Coast Economic Diversification report.
- Read the Limestone Coast Economic Diversification report
The Commonwealth Government has provided $250,000 GST inclusive in funding to assist with the study.
The VTT is the world leader in translating cellulose fibre opportunity research into tangible business opportunities. It is globally connected to major international cellulose fibre players and investors.
VTT released the results from Stage 1 of the study during a community event in Mount Gambier on 5 March. Download a copy of the Stage 1 report below.