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Western Forest Products to temporarily close sawmill in Alberni

Western Forest Products has announced that Alberni Pacific Division Sawmill in Port Alberni will be closing for a month starting [...]

The European solid biomass sector continues steady growth

According to the recently released Eurobarometer, in 2017 the European solid biomass sector came close to 100 Mtep (Million tons [...]

New Zealand’s export prices for logs negatively impacted by higher ocean freight costs

At Wharf Gate (AWG) prices for logs delivered to ports around New Zealand decreased on average -NZ$5 per JASm3 [...]

Italy: Imports of wood pellets up 27% in 2018

After a 9% increase in 2017, wood pellets imported by Italy showed a much more consistent trend growth in 2018 [...]

Russian Ilim Group plans to develop a supply chain in the South-West of China

On February 28, a joint conference of the top management of Ilim Group was held with major manufacturers of packaging [...]

BC San Group to start construction of a new sawmill in Port Alberni

B.C.-based San Group is starting construction on a new mill and associated re-manufacturing plants in Port Alberni [...]

Japan’s huge demand for wood pellets to be satisfied with North American supplies

Japan's consumption of wood pellets continues to increase significantly in the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in [...]

Chinese importers in search for lower-quality, cheaper logs

Total softwood log stocks increased across China during the Lunar New Year holiday period to just over 4.1 million [...]

Russia might ban raw timber exports by 2035

The Russian State Duma was submitted a law-in-draft on a long-term moratorium on raw timber exports until [...]