Archives: May 2016

German wood pellets cheaper by 5% over last year

The pellets price in Germany fell slightly in May due to the end of the heating season. Thus, the average [...]

Canadian and US officials meet to discuss softwood lumber issues

The Canadian and US officials will met in Ottawa this week to discuss about the terms of a new agreement [...]

EU’s €1.2 billion provision to Ukraine linked to roundwood export ban

Ukraine’s matter regarding the trade of unprocessed timber should be solved as quickly as possible because the ban on [...]
May 26, 2016 Daily News / Forestry / Sawmilling / Europe / Global

European Union and FAO unite to fight illegal logging

The European Union (EU) and FAO have agreed to step up joint efforts to support tropical timber producing countries in [...]

The Quebec company Stella-Jones makes two acquisitions in U.S.

The North American manufacturer of pressure treated wood products, Stella-Jones has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the shares [...]

Energy crops expected to contribute up to 35% of total biomass supply in USA by 2030

As IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency) specified in their most recent report, the biomass and energy crops in the US [...]

Malaysia: Tropical timber exports reach 1 million m3

By December 2015, Malaysia has exported over 1 million m3 of certified tropical timber to 49 countries in the Asia [...]

430 exhibitors to showcase at this year’s Xylexpo

Close to 30 thousand square meters, with 311 Italian companies covering 23 thousand and the remaining 7 thousand assigned to [...]

Finland: Sawn softwood production up 3.8% in the first quarter

The Finnish forest industry production of softwood sawn timber and pulp likewise increased in the first quarter, while paper production [...]

Indonesia: SVLK implementation may boost timber exports to EU by 10%

Once with the full implementation of the timber legality verification system (SVLK), the Indonesian government seeks to increase the exports [...]