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Publication
2022

Maple syrup in New Zealand

Matt Watson

Industry article outlining how New Zealand’s potential as a maple syrup producer is being tested by researchers.

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Research
Business Case & Economics
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News Media
2021

South Island scientists trying to produce maple syrup

Radio NZ

Radio interview – planting and studying a small plantation of maple trees near Hanmer Springs.

Categories
Imaging
Research
Business Case & Economics
NZ Trial Sites
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News Media
2021

Sweet future tapped for NZ maple syrup test

Matt Watson

Media release from the University of Canterbury describing the research.

Categories
Research
NZ Trial Sites
Imaging
Business Case & Economics
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Publication
2020

Minimizing the energy requirements for the production of maple syrup

Nicholas J. Weaver, Geoffrey S. Wilkin, Ken R. Morison, Matthew J. Watson

Journal paper describing a series of reverse osmosis experiments. Model developed to minimize the energy consumption and energy cost for concentrating maple sap.

Categories
Business Case & Economics
Equipment & Processing
Modelling
Research
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Publication
2020

A two-dimensional heat transfer model for predicting freeze-thaw events in sugar maple trees

Simon Reid, Tenaya Driller, Matthew Watson

Journal paper describing a transient 2D heat transfer model to predict freeze-thaw events in maple trees. Evaluation of potential plantation locations based on climate.

Categories
Plant Physiology
NZ Trial Sites
Modelling
Research
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News Media
2020

New Zealand could have commercially successful maple syrup industry - researchers

Newshub (Zac Fleming)

Media article - a maple syrup pioneer and researchers exploring economically feasibility of maple syrup in NZ.

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Research
Business Case & Economics
Imaging
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Publication
2019

A detailed look at the mechanisms involved in maple sap exudation

T. Driller, D.J. Holland, M.J. Watson

Conference paper investigating mechanisms driving sap exudation in maple trees. Imaging unique microstructure of a maple tree stem to produce 3D and in-situ visualizations.

Categories
Modelling
Imaging
Research
Plant Physiology
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Publication
2018

Feasibility of producing maple syrup in New Zealand

Tenaya Driller, Danielle Gandela, Matthew Watson

Conference paper describing intensified maple sap harvesting from saplings, using a specialized extraction system. Preliminary design, environmental growth factors and economic analysis.

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Research
Business Case & Economics
Plantation Management
Equipment & Processing
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News Media
2018

NZ maple syrup industry 'possible and promising'

Stuff (Will Harvie)

Media article -NZ could have a maple syrup industry, despite a mild climate and no sugar maple forests.

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Research
Business Case & Economics
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