Asia & Middle East

Myanmar government applies 10-year reforestation plan

Myanmar's government will apply a new plan for reforestation and rehabilitation of its forest across the country. The project [...]

350 meter wooden skyscrapper planned in Tokyo

Sumitomo Forestry (SFC) summarized the concept W350 plan to realize wooden high-rise building with a height of 350 meter [...]

Japan: Wood products demand projection for 2018; imported lumber from Europe and N. America to drop

The Japanese Forestry Agency recently held a meeting for wood products demand projection for the first half of 2018. Imported [...]

Large Japanese companies turn to wood pellets to clean-up coal power

Companies in Japan are currently developing some biofuels which can be burned together with coal, as to cut the emissions [...]

Current trends in Japanese and South Korean wood pellet demand

    Biomass demand in Japan is primarily driven by three policy components: The Feed in Tariff (FiT [...]

Global wood pellet market outlook in 2018

    Over the last 10 years, global pellet markets have increased a lot, due to the strong [...]

Myanmar government orders cut in teak production, while banning private timber operations

Myanmar's government ordered the teak production to be reduced by 40% in the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Also, it [...]

Wooden products exports from Vietnam to top $9 billion this year

Vietnam's forestry products exports are forecast to reach $9 billion this year. The value of wood and wooden products [...]

Japanese government adapts the biomass subsidies as a response to demand growth

Japanese regulators announced at the end of 2017 about plans to stop the issuance of set price Feed-in-Tariff [...]