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  • Market Prices
  • April 17, 2015 12:01

Price of wood pellets declines in Germany

The price of wood pellets in Germany has fallen sharply in April compared to the previous month. Pellets cost now on average...... [more...]

Market Prices
  • Market Prices
  • April 16, 2015 08:15

Switzerland: Price of wood pellets further drops in April

After the premature decline in prices caused by the appreciation of the Swiss franc, now the pellet industry in Switzerland reached the end of the heating season and thus another reduction in wood pellet prices can be noticed this month... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • April 15, 2015 11:23

Germany: Prices for wood products largely stable in February

German producer prices for wood products have remained largely stable in February 2015, though with a slight downward trend. Many products are cheaper over January by between 0% and 1%. Only the price of pellets, raw particleboards and HDF panels has declined by more than 1 percent. Prices increases could be noticed in boards (width over 16 cm), wood chips and beech blocks... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • April 10, 2015 11:11

Russia 2014: promised land or slough of despond for investors?

It is an open secret that in 2014 Russia had to go through the mill. There have been many issues and misunderstandings throughout the year and some of them are still on. However, a wide spread latin expression Pecunia non olet meaning “money has no smell” proves to be right. Business, including the wood industry, always tries to keep away from any kind of political prejudices. Apart from expected BRICS-based partners, in 2014 some major European and even American companies invested in Russian forest sector as well... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • April 02, 2015 13:15

Increased wood pellet production in Sweden despite a shrinking domestic market

Despite the decline in domestic consumption, Sweden's wood pellet production increased by 4% in 2014, mainly due to increased exports... [more...]

Wood energy
  • Wood energy
  • April 02, 2015 09:12

Denmark’s largest power plant converts to biomass

Starting 2016, the last combined heat-and-power (CHP) unit at Avedøre power plant in Denmark is to be converted, and will generate power instead of coal and gas from 2016... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • April 01, 2015 13:25

Portucel starts construction of export wood pellet mill in U.S.

Construction of Portucel Soporcel Group's wood pellet manufacturing facility in South Carolina, U.S. has begun last week...... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • March 31, 2015 07:49

New major biomass project close to London

BWSC acquires the Tilbury Green Power Project;... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 27, 2015 13:05

Södra develops its processing of forest fuel

Södra is developing and enhancing the efficiency of its processing of forest fuel and is transitioning to less invasive methods to reduce the risk of soil damage. As part of this effort, the group is undertaking a comprehensive procurement of contractors to process forest fuel... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 25, 2015 13:01

Forestry and wood-based energy highlights at LIGNA 2015

This year’s LIGNA will be staged from 11 to 15 May in Hannover, Germany. LIGNA is the world’s premier trade show for providers of plant and machinery for primary and secondary wood processing and woodworking. It has a unique format in that it spans the entire wood value chain, from forestry and forestry technology, right through to wood processing, woodworking and wood bioenergy. Another standout feature is LIGNA’s high level of international participation, with more than 50 percent of the exhibitor pool coming from beyond Germany... [more...]

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