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SCA inaugurates its new giant pulp mill in Sweden

Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf inaugurated SCA’s pulp mill Östrand in Timrå. The expansion of the mill is [...]

New additive protects wood-based materials from fire

Together with BRUAG Fire Protection AG, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) specialists have developed a [...]

Lithuania: Sawlog prices more expensive at the beginning of the year

As compared to December 2018, all prices for roundwood in Lithuania have increased in Lithuania in the first month of [...]

Germany: Record wood pellets production in 2018

The energy turnaround in the heating market is still not progressing in Germany, as the only moderate increase in renewable [...]

Södra achieves record-high result in 2018

Södra’s consolidated net sales for full-year 2018 rose 18 percent to SEK 24,230 million (2018: 20 [...]

Stora Enso to implement a EUR 120 million cost-cutting programme as market uncertainty rises

Stora Enso is implementing a cost-cutting programme of Euro 120 million targeting reductions in variable and fixed costs, as [...]

European softwood logs exports to China see a fivefold increase

The total European softwood logs deliveries to China have went significantly up during January-November 2018, due to a boost [...]

Finland: Lumber production rises in 2018

    Production volumes of the Finnish sawmills in the fourth quarter of 2018 fell slightly as compared [...]

EU requested consultations with Ukraine over wood export ban

The EU has formally requested consultations with Ukraine under the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement on Ukraine's export ban on [...]

Biomass subsidies: New schemes in Europe, first declines in Asia

The support of electricity generated from solid biomass is the most important stimulation for the development of the biomass power [...]