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  • July 24, 2015 10:06

“USB” made of soft hardwoods?

Wood-based panels giant Egger and University of Göttingen jointly developed so-called unoriented-strand boards (USB) made of soft hardwoods such as silver birch, alder, poplar and willow. The project, which was funded by the German ministry of food and agriculture (BMEL), is to help making better material use of the fairly large, untapped German resources of soft hardwoods... [more...]

  • July 31, 2015 07:06

Romanian Ministry of Environment finds evidence of illegal activities at Holzindustrie Schweighofer

The Romanian Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests today announced that following an investigation of Holzindustrie Schweighofer's operations in the country, which started in May this year, a report will be handled over to the Prosecutor's Office of Romania's Supreme Court of Justice. It seems that the decision comes after some constitutive elements of crimes were found during the investigation... [more...]

  • July 24, 2015 11:32

RusForest: Sales of sawnwood and sawlog increased in Q2/2015

RusForest AB, a Swedish forestry company with operations in Russia, announced preliminary Q2 2015 production and sales results for its Magistralny and Ust-Ilimsk units... [more...]

  • July 24, 2015 07:17

Timber imports through Shanghai Port down 47% in H1/2015

China’s Customs has reported that timber imports through Shanghai Port in the first half of 2015 amounted to 4.43 million cubic metres... [more...]

  • July 31, 2015 09:39

Weyerhaeuser achieves higher sales in the wood products segment

Sales for Weyerhaeuser's Wood Products segment totaled $1,004 million (Q1/2014: $923 million). Sales volumes increased seasonally across all product lines, says Weyerhaeuser. Manufacturing costs improved due to higher operating rates and operational excellence initiatives, and Western log costs were lower. These higher sales volumes and lower costs were partially offset by... [more...]

  • July 28, 2015 09:15

Latest price movements of logs, sawnwood and plywood in Brazil

The following report contains latest prices of logs, sawnwood and plywood from Brazil...... [more...]

  • July 27, 2015 11:07

FedEx chooses wood biofuels

Global logistics giant FedEx Express has reinforced its commitment to increase use of renewable biofuel by signing a supply deal with US-based Red Rock LLC, which is currently building a biorefinery to manufacture this product from woody-biomass.... [more...]

  • July 29, 2015 16:58

5 new biomass plants to be built in Ukraine

The USA/Ukraine Joint Venture - Ukraine Agro Valley Association (UAVA) - looks to establish a sustainable source of bioenergy fuel in Ukraine to assist in eliminating Ukraine`s dependence on fossil fuel imports from Russia... [more...]

  • July 30, 2015 11:30

Oil prices expected to rise sharply in the upcoming years

The price of oil will rise again to 100 dollars per barrel in the next five years... [more...]

  • July 30, 2015 14:04

U.S. hardwood lumber exports to Europe face heavy competition from domestic hardwoods

U.S. hardwood lumber exports to Europe totaled 27,400 m3 (11.6 MMBF) in April, down 12% from the prior month and 19% from April 2014. Year-to-date shipments were down to 12 of the 14 largest European markets through April 2015, and 16% to Europe overall, Exports were off 16-26% to the UK, Italy, Germany and Sweden, with Spain the only Top 5 destination to show an increase (+49%). Year-to-date White Oak and Walnut exports to Europe were only down 3% and 11%, respectively, but Poplar, Ash and Hard Maple were down 22% to 34%, and Alder, Cherry, Hickory and Soft Maple were each down about 50%... [more...]

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