• 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...]

  • 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...]

  • 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...]

  • 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...]

  • Forestry
  • February 23, 2017 09:45

Rougier signed partnership to supply logs for Gabon

Rougier and Gabon Special Economic Zone (GSEZ) announced signing of a major partnership contract to supply logs for the processing units located in Gabon’s Nkok Special Economic Zone... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 23, 2017 07:36

Sarawak will use open tenders for temporary logging permits

Open tenders will be used for the approval of short-term licences for timber extraction on state, native customary rights (NCR) and native communal reserve land... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 22, 2017 11:10

West Fraser reports fourth quarter results

West Fraser reported earnings of $79 million or $1.01 basic earnings per share on sales of $1,107 million in the fourth quarter of 2016 and earnings of $326 million or $4.06 basic earnings per share on sales of $4,450 million for 2016.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 22, 2017 08:37

Mercer acquires Klausner's sawmill in Friesau

Mercer International Inc. announced on the 21st of February that it has entered into an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of one of Germany’s largest sawmills and a bio-mass power plant, near Friesau, Germany... [more...]

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