QUT engages with WeatherTex and FWPA for a new pilot program

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has begun engaging with WeatherTex as a result of a webinar organised by FWPA Bioenergy and Biomaterials interest group, and have been in frequent contact with them ever since.  Dr Mark Harrison and Professor Ian O’Hara had visited the facility in March of this year, and as a result, are integrating two small pilot studies (one focused on understanding the physical chemistry of the production process and the other on liquid by-product valorisation) into Activity 2.1 in the Rural Research and Development for Profit “A Profitable Future for Australian Agriculture: Biorefineries for Higher-Value Animal Feeds, Chemicals, and Fuels” project. Both QUT and Weathertex are confident that the results obtained from these pilot studies will underpin a longer-term research and development collaboration.

To read more about the collaboration, please click on the following link: New partnership tackles production challenges in manufactured timber products