AU$4.2m Tasmanian forestry grants announced

Friday 12 Apr 2019

Eight Tasmanian research projects covering the "whole supply chain of the forestry industry" have been funded, Minister for Forestry Sarah Courtney said on 6 April. The grants are the result of the second round of the Launceston Centre of the National Institute for Forest Products Innovation, jointly funded by the state and federal governments, and industry.

They include a project 'applying the Internet of Things to landscape scale wedge-tailed eagle management', implementing eucalypt genome selection, and exploring the feasibility of a pellet-based industry in Tasmania.

Tasmanian senator and Federal Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Richard Colbeck said the projects added up to AU$4.2 million. "This will have a transformational effect on many aspects of Australia's forest industry," he said.

Source: theadvocate.com.au

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