the timber network

Forestry

  • Forestry
  • July 03, 2015 15:20

Swedish Energy Agency will invest €19,2 million in a biofuel production research

The Swedish Energy Agency is investing SEK 180 million (€19,2 million) in two new research programs to develop more efficient and cheaper principles of the biofuel production... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 03, 2015 15:08

China rolls out new national regulations for forest certification

The Chinese State Forest Administration (SFA) and the Certification and Administration of People's Republic of China (CNCA), the main body for controlling and auditing certification in China, have introduced a new set of Forest Certification Regulations... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 03, 2015 08:31

Japan to promote wood use for Olympic games

Japanese Liberal Democratic Party's joint committees heard various reports from related Ministries such as the Forestry Agency and organizations for preparations of wood use for the Olympic Game's facilities. LDP considers the Olympic Games is the best opportunity to appeal Japanese wood culture and traditional techniques of utilisation of wood to the world... [more...]

Forestry
  • Forestry
  • July 02, 2015 14:26

Ghana to implement wood tracking system

The Ghana Forestry Commission Ghana has advanced with preparations to implement a wood tracking system that will ensure only legally acquired timber is exported... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 02, 2015 13:01

British wood imports grow for the seventh quarter in a row

Although the pace of UK wood imports has slowed in the first three months of 2015, still a +0.8% growth was registered. Thus, the upward trend lasting since 2013 is continuing... [more...]

Forestry
  • Forestry
  • July 02, 2015 10:01

Schweighofer Prize awarded in Vienna

For the seventh time, the Schweighofer Prize, the Innovation Award for the European Forest-Based Sector, was awarded last month. Austrian forest-based industrial and initiator Gerald Schweighofer awarded the prizes in the presence of Austrian Federal Minister for Agriculture and Environment Andrä Rupprechter, Austrian Federal Minister for Labour and Social Affairs Rudolf Hundstorfer, as well as Vienna’s Mayor Michael Häupl.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 02, 2015 08:35

Impact of EUTR on the European furniture market

The recent downturn and subsequent recovery in deliveries from China and Vietnam may be partly attributable to the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR). The sharp fall occurred at around the time the EUTR came into force in March 2013 and may have been partly due to concerns about the reliability of evidence provided by Chinese and Vietnamese suppliers to demonstrate negligible risk of illegal timber origin... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 01, 2015 16:01

China: New processing and trading base for imported timber

Chinese Zhuanghe City will create an integrated complex for furniture manufacturing and port facilties will be further developed to specialise in handling imported timber... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 01, 2015 14:01

Forecast: World demand of forestry machinery to rise 4.5% annually by 2019

World demand for forestry equipment (including both purpose-built and converted machinery) is forecast to rise 4.5 percent annualy to US$9.3 billion in 2019. This will represent a moderation from the 2009-2014 pace of increase, a period during which market gains were bolstered by a rebound in roundwood production from lows posted during the 2009 global recession, as well as by the institution of new engine emissions standards in European Union (EU) and US... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 01, 2015 11:46

IBRD grants Belarus $40 million for forestry development

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) is going to grant Belarus more than US$40 million to finance its Forestry Development Project... [more...]

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