STIMBR was incorporated on 8 July 2008, bringing together a wide range of organisations and individuals with a common interest in seeking environmentally and socially acceptable alternatives to methyl bromide, and reducing its use.
STIMBR's membership comprises representatives of major businesses and organisations involved in exporting logs and timber products from New Zealand. This includes major forestry companies, ports, and fumigation treatment companies.
A range of other organisations and individuals with an interest in methyl bromide reduction are also STIMBR members.
STIMBR is governed by a Board elected annually. An executive sub-committee of four members of the Board work with the Executive Officer to manage STIMBR’s business.
STIMBR works with a range of organisations in New Zealand to progress our research programme and other activities.
Ministry for Primary Industries
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
Plant & Food Research
Plant & Food Research is a New Zealand-based science company providing research and development that adds value to fruit, vegetable, crop and food products.
University of Canterbury EPECentre
The Electric Power Engineering Centre's (EPECentre) mission is a research centre of excellence in electric power engineering that meets industry's research needs and fulfils the Power Engineering Excellence Trust's (PEET) purpose to promote and support the education of power engineers and the study of power engineering as a field of excellence in New Zealand.
Scion is a New Zealand Crown Research Institute that specialises in research, science and technology development for the forestry, wood product and wood-derived materials and other bio-material sectors.
Our Research Programmes
The STIMBR research programme commenced in October 2012. Over the past decade, the programme aimed to find acceptable and sustainable alternatives to methyl bromide. In this time, research has been funded through a voluntary levy with significant co-funding from government and other partners.
The STIMBR Board will start a process planning research for the coming years.
Related documents & links
STIMBR's Constitution can be found at this link: