Cellulose Fibre Chain initiative

Creating a long-term future for SA’s forestry industry

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 for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy.

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.

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.

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Stage 1 - South Australian Cellulosic Value Chain Technology Roadmap
Assessment of the present state and future potential of forest industry in Mt Gambier region, South Australia

Report (3MB)

 

 

 

On 30 September 2013 Stage 2 of the report was released in partnership with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.


VTT-Stage-2-report-thumnailStage 2 - Future options for the cellulosic fibre value chain in the Green Triangle, South Australia: strategic technology roadmaps, business cases and policy recommendations

Report (2MB)

Appendices (3MB)

 

 

 

The following document was presented at an industry information event in October 2013

Presentation by VTT Technical Research Centre on Cellulose Fibre Value Chain Study.

The following document was presented at an industry information event in October 2013

Presentation by International cluster expert Professor Örjan Sölvell delivered 'Constructing Clusters' to industry on 22 October about the benefits of collaboration

The following documents were presented at an industry information event in March 2013

Presentation by Mats Williams, Cluster Practitioner, The Center for Strategy and Competitiveness at Stockholm School of Economics

Presentation by John Kettle, Manager, International Operations, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

The following documents were presented at an industry information event in December 2012

Presentation by Göran Roos, Chairman, Advanced Manufacturing Council

Presentation by John Kettle, Manager, International Operations, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland