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Archives: October 2016

Global demand for coal increased; biomass co-firing, an urgent neccesity

Despite the growing climate change concerns, global demand for coal has almost doubled since the Kyoto Protocol in 1997.  [...]

Russia’s sawn timber and plywood production volumes on the way up

During January-September 2016, the Russian sawn timber production increased by 4.5%, as compared to the respective period of [...]

EU wood flooring exports rising again

After five years of continuous growth between 2009 and 2014, EU wood flooring exports declined slightly in 2015, by 1 [...]

Germany, top softwood timber exporter to India

Total imports of softwood timberin India from leading exporters in Europe and North America amounted to 252,000 m³ during [...]

Finland: Forest sector sees record levels

Increasing timber consumption by the Finnish forest industry will rely on domestic timber even more than before. Commercial roundwood removals [...]

Canada&US: Softwood lumber war on the verge of a long fight

A very important trade war is about to start now that the one-year standstill period for launching trade action [...]

American Biomass acquired Okanagan Wood Pellets from Viridis Energy

American Biomass Corporation Inc., a leader in wood pellet distribution, has completed its purchase of Okanagan Wood Pellets from Viridis [...]

Top 10 wood pellet producers in Russia and current market developments

Wood pellet production and exports started to grow in Russia. While Russia’s wood pellet production is relatively young, it [...]

US imports of temperate and tropical sawnwood up by 10%

US imports of temperate and tropical sawn hardwood grew 10% in August to 95,532 m2.     [...]

The European flooring market cuts out tropical suppliers

Tropical suppliers to Europe’s wood flooring sector are being squeezed out as domestic production in the region is rising [...]