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Fibria inaugurates new technology center to research on eucalyptus, pulp and biorefining in Jacareí, Brazil

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Fibria inaugurates new technology center to research on eucalyptus, pulp and biorefining in Jacareí, Brazil

October 19, 2012 - 05:23

SAO PAULO, Oct. 19, 2012 (Press Release) -The new lab will apply the most up-to-date equipment to the development of research on the eucalyptus, pulp and biorefining.

This Wednesday, October 17th, Fibria inaugurates the new Technology Center Laboratory, in Jacareí, in order to be able to continue conducting the most modern research and development in the field.

The new installations are the fruit of investment amounting to around R$ 8 million over the last couple of years. Work in the laboratory will be carried out by both company professionals and partners with the highest technical qualifications, in order to meet the company's innovative needs.

According to general manager Fernando Bertolucci, the lab has modern new Biotechnology and Biorefining equipment. "Fibria is one of the companies in the sector that constantly and consistently invests in technology and research: innovation is one of our chief strengths", he added, highlighting the importance of the new undertaking.

Fibria's Technology Center is a corporate department that is active at all the company's units. It now has two laboratories in operation: one in Jacareí (SP) and the other in Aracruz (ES), for conducting research on the production of superior clones (eucalyptus seedlings), the identification of advanced forest management techniques and the development of new products, for application in the planted forests where the company operates and pulp of the highest quality, for export to a variety of countries in all the world's continents.

The Jacareí laboratory is installed near one of the company's mills and has an area of roughly 700 m2, where studies in biotechnology and biorefining will be carried out in their own specific areas.