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Reasons for declining hardwood consumption in Europe

The downward hardwood consumption trend is partly due to falling availability on the supply side – with hardwood harvesting levels constrained [...]

Germany’s sawn beech lumber exports to China on a downward trend

During 2016, Germany's sawn beech lumber exports didn't suffer any changes as compared to the whole year 2015 [...]

Swedish Martinsons increases CLT production capacity on strong demand

Swedish Martinsons is now commissioning its new production line for cross-laminated timber (CLT). This will increase the company's [...]

Growth of US wood pellets exports to the European Union slows down in 2016

    After years of booming growth, US wood pellets exports to the European Union countries were still [...]

EU’s energy consumption from renewable sources doubled in 2015

In 2015, the share of energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy reached 16.7% in the [...]

UK’s TTF consents third party to test for non-EU hardwood plywood

    The Timber Trade Federation’s (TTF) National Panel Products Division agreed mandatory third party species testing [...]

Switzerland could get more energy out of used wood

Almost 173,000 tonnes of used wood could be re-used in Switzerland as to produce valuable heat and power [...]

Recovery expected for global construction equipment industry in 2017

Global sales of construction equipment are expected to increase seven per cent this year, according to updated forecasts from specialist [...]

Growing markets for modular multilayer flooring

The market success of modular multilayer flooring has resulted in an increase in membership for the MMFA, the Multilayer Modular [...]

Sweden and Finland to co-chair the European Biomass Conference and Exhibition in Sweden

The 25th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) will be co-chaired by Lena Ek (Sweden), President of Södra [...]