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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 [...]

China: Yekalon starts production at its 300,000 m3/yr MDF/HDF plant

Yekalon has produced the first board at its a new MDF/HDF production line in China. According to the announcement [...]

Switzerland: Slight increase in wood pellets prices this month

In February 2019, the prices for wood pellets only increased slightly in Switzerland. The average price for pellets of quality [...]

Ligna: The future of the woodworking and timber processing industries at this year’s event

This May over 1,500 companies will be gathering in Hannover, Germany, to showcase the future of the woodworking and [...]

The prefabricated house industry in Germany is reaching new records

In Germany, the prefabricated house market is booming. The sales volume increased by 7.2% last year. This is not [...]

Interfor boosts lumber shipments to China due to Chinese tariffs on US products

Interfor Corp. says the company has markedly increased lumber shipments from Canada to China as a result of tariffs imposed [...]

Swiss Krono to expand in USA with a new MDF and laminate flooring lines

Swiss Krono Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of wood-based materials, continues to invest in rural its [...]

US lumber prices continue the upward trend in February

The trading pace in US framing lumber eased from the previous week’s action, but early momentum carried prices higher [...]

Exports of processed plantation timbers rising in Brazil

Export data for Brazilian wood products show that over the past five years there has been a steady increase in [...]