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Forest groups start awards program for young researchers

The Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI) and American Forest & Paper Association are accepting U.S. applications for the Blue Sky Young Researchers Innovation Award.

This awards program aims to recognize students, young researchers and engineers carrying out projects in a wide range of activities relevant to forest-based science, products using forest-based raw materials, process improvements or other innovations throughout the value chain.

Sponsored by the International Council of Forest & Paper Associations, the program focuses on research and development as well as showcasing significant innovations in science and technology in the forest and paper industry.

The theme of the inaugural awards program is “Game Changing Technologies for the Forest and Paper Industry — Unfolding the Potentials of Forest, Paper and Wood-based Products.”

Winners will have the opportunity to present their projects to a roundtable of global forest and paper industry CEOs in Berlin, Germany in May 2017.

Applicants should be 30 years old or under.

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