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  • Forestry
  • July 30, 2015 07:39

FSC closes its Polish national office

On July 24 the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) confirmed it had closed its Polish national office with immediate effect, following a suspension of the national office in December last year... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • 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...]

  • Forestry
  • July 29, 2015 10:49

Plum Creek reports Q2 results

Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. announced second quarter earnings of $21 million on revenues of $302 million. Earnings for the second quarter of 2014 were $55 million on revenues of $356 million... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • July 29, 2015 10:36

Canfor reports results for Q2 2015

Canfor Corporation recently reported net income attributable to shareholder of $11.1 million, or $0.08 per share, for the second quarter of 2015, compared to $29.3 million, or $0.22 per share, for the first quarter of 2015 and $54.3 million, or $0.39 per share, for the second quarter of 2014. For the six months ended June 30, 2015, the Company’s shareholder net income was $40.4 million, or $0.30 per share, compared to shareholder net income of $99.8 million, or $0.72 per share, reported for the first half of 2014... [more...]

  • Panels
  • July 29, 2015 07:51

UPM improves results in Q1-Q2 2015

In Q2 2015, the Finnish forest and paper company UPM's sales came up to EUR 2,548 million, 4% higher than EUR 2,441 million in Q2 2014... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • July 28, 2015 13:24

Timber and construction, a well-matched couple

The research group IT 781-13 of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) has for the last ten years been conducting research into building structures and materials. According to its latest piece of research, timber is a very light, tough material which is being increasingly used in building due to the fact that it is a renewable item and consumes little energy in the manufacturing process... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • July 28, 2015 10:25

U.S. softwood lumber prices continue to drop

A slower pace of framing lumber sales was widely reported, as uncertainty about the market’s next move left traders cautious. Much of the concern was focused on whether Canadian mills would push larger volumes into the U.S. market when August ushers in a lower tax under the Softwood Lumber Agreement, and a strengthening U.S. dollar provides further incentive to ship stateside... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • 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...]

  • Forestry
  • July 28, 2015 09:00

US log shipments to China carrying pests

According to China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine many pests have been found in logs imported from the US... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • July 28, 2015 08:00

Russian pellet production grew by 25% in 2014

In 2014 Russian pellet production came up to 892,800 tonnes and grew by 24.7% against the 2013 figures. Production capacity expected to rise in Arkhangelsk and Irkutsk this year... [more...]

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special report

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...]