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Funding improves forestry testing centre


Fredericton, NB – The University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Wood Science and Technology Centre (WSTC) is enhancing its testing capabilities due to new funding of more than $200,000 from the federal and provincial governments.

The WSTC will purchase equipment to establish the testing lab which will allow it to complete on-site all of the required basic tests for solid bio-fuels.

“Thanks to our funding partners, university students, researchers and industry professionals will have access to the equipment needed to develop and test the next generation of bio-fuels at UNB’s Wood Science and Technology Centre,” said Dr Anthony Secco, UNB vice- president Fredericton (academic). “UNB conducts more than 75 per cent of university-based research in the province and this new equipment will enhance our research capacity and benefit the forest industry.”

The centre is a first class regional wood products research and development organization and is the only accredited wood products laboratory located at a Canadian university.