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  • Forestry
  • February 24, 2017 12:02

Latvia: record high forest and woodworking industry products export value in 2016

In 2016, the total Latvian forest and woodworking industry products export value reached the record high 2.102 billion euros. That is 4.6% more that in the previous year... [more...]

Wood energy
  • Wood energy
  • February 24, 2017 11:40

Northeastern US sawmills evaluate installation of pellet mills to mitigate impact of pulp, paper and biomass mill closures

Sawmills from Northeastern US currently evaluate to install pellets mills as outlet for woodchips and residues to mitigate impact of pulp, paper and biomass mill closures... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 24, 2017 10:26

Romanian police seized 90,000 m3 of illegal wood in 2016

In 2016, Romania's police has seized more than 90,000 m3 of wood and imposed almost 21,000 sanctions, totaling 30.124 million lei, while prosecuting 3288 people for offenses in this area... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • February 24, 2017 09:46

India: Stock of unsold homes weighing on construction firms

Home sales in the major eight Indian cities fell sharply towards the end of 2016 (-15%) as buyers held back on purchases waiting to see what long term impact demonetisation was going to have on interest rates and the overall economy... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • February 24, 2017 08:27

David Emerson, former CEO of Canfor, to negotiate with the US a new lumber deal

B.C. Premier Christy Clark has announced the appointment of former Canfor chief executive officer, federal cabinet minister and B.C. deputy minister David Emerson ... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • February 24, 2017 07:16

Austria: Pellets' price up 3.7% in February

Enplus A1 wood pellets' price in Austria got to an average of EUR 238.5 per tonne, or 4.87 Cent per kWh in February 2017.... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • February 23, 2017 14:06

Hardwood exports from US to South-East Asia and China set new record

The period from January-November 2016 showed another record for US hardwood exports to SEA & Greater China, which increased by 18.1%, as compared to the same period of 2015. The uptick was mainly driven by Mainland China... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 23, 2017 13:08

Featured Article: The rising popularity of engineered wood over hard wood

“Attributable to its cost-effectiveness and eco-friendly aspect. Also, stringent regulations with regards CO2 emission and rapid deforestation are factors likely to propel the adoption of engineered wood. Despite the reservations, surrounding its usage due to safety concerns, composite wood has proved to be a huge commercial success.”... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 23, 2017 12:05

More efficient way of drying wood chips studied by Finnish researchers

Finnish researchers are currently studying a more efficient means of drying wood chips, one that is said to be efficient, mobile and suitable for drying various materials... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • February 23, 2017 11:20

Brexit minister visits Scottish sawmill

During February, the Confederation of Forest Industries (Confor) and Robin Walker, a senior minister in the British government's Brexit team have met to discuss on the the major issues affecting the forestry and timber sector... [more...]

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FSC disassociates from the Schweighofer Group

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has decided to revoke the Schweighofer Group’s probation status and disassociate from the group.... [ more...]

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