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FAO Reports on Mesoamerican LULUCF Workshop

GFIS - vor 3 Stunden 33 Minuten
The Mesoamerican Workshop on National Emissions Inventories and Mitigation Plans in Agriculture, Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) assisted 15 countries in identifying resources and methods in order to improve their reporting under the UNFCCC, according to the workshop's final report, released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO). The report also relays the major challenges these countries face in both implementing and reporting on measures to address climate change.

TTM Notes Higher Than Expected Sale of Controversial Red Sanders

GFIS - vor 3 Stunden 33 Minuten
The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) launched the 1-15 December issue of the Tropical Timber Market (TTM) Report highlighting the Rs 10 billion earned through the sale of confiscated red sanders logs by the Government of Andhra Pradesh, India. The sale was initially challenged in court, however the court ruled that the sale could proceed.

Renewable polyethylene in beverage carton

GFIS - vor 4 Stunden 36 Minuten
Elopak recently announced the launch of beverage cartons featuring certified renewable polyethylene (PE). A wide range of Elopak cartons featuring renewable PE will be commercially available in the coming months, making Elopak the first company to offer beverage cartons with renewable coating to the European market.

Senate passes tax extenders; biodiesel credit to be reinstated

GFIS - vor 4 Stunden 59 Minuten
By Ron Kotrba | December 17, 2014 In a 76 to 16 vote, the U.S. Senate on Dec. 16 passed the tax extenders package that the House passed earlier this month, which includes the $1 per gallon biodiesel and renewable … Continue reading →

A biodegradable Battery?

GFIS - vor 5 Stunden 2 Minuten

Designer Tsung Chih-Hsien has created a tiny cardboard capsule that could power your phone.

Price pressure for publication paper persits on French market in December

GFIS - vor 7 Stunden 18 Minuten
Capacity closures in the publication paper market seem to offer almost no relief from the price...

Season’s Greetings from forest.fi

GFIS - vor 8 Stunden 5 Minuten
The staff of forest.fi wishes Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our readers and stakeholders. We will […]

PulpEye unit sold to SCA R&D Centre

GFIS - vor 8 Stunden 28 Minuten
SCA R&D Centre has bought a PulpEye unit with an inbuilt CrillEye unit. It replaces their present fibre analyser equipment.

Recovered paper forecasted to re-accelerate through 2019

GFIS - vor 8 Stunden 28 Minuten
Over the next five years, global recovered paper demand is forecasted to re-accelerate alongside recovering paper and board markets.

Waggeryds flaskhalsinvesteringar på plats

GFIS - vor 8 Stunden 51 Minuten
Waggeryd Cell har ökat produktionskapaciteten med tio procent efter att ha investerat 50 miljoner kronor i ett extra ångbatteri i flingtorken, samt en ny tvättpress.

Holmen Included In The UN's Global Stock Index

PaperIndex TimesNews - vor 9 Stunden 47 Sekunden
United Nations Global Compact 100 is a global stock index that includes one hundred selected companies that shows a strong financial performance combined with a sustainable business. Holmen is one of five Swedish companies and the only Sweden-based forest industry company included in the index...

Amcor Announces Chinese Flexible Packaging Acquisition

PaperIndex TimesNews - vor 9 Stunden 2 Minuten
Dec 17, 2014: Amcor announces today, an agreement to acquire Zhongshan Tian Cai Packaging Company, a Chinese flexible packaging business for RMB 211 million....

Test bed aiming at new 3D paper products

GFIS - vor 10 Stunden 30 Minuten
Innventia has been granted SEK 2.75 million from the Swedish research and innovation agency Vinnova for the establishment of a full-scale test bed for processes that create highly deformable paper.

Future leaders gather to Joensuu

GFIS - vor 10 Stunden 53 Minuten

The week-long YLP is a unique opportunity for these young professionals to interact with international experts from science, policy and business. The wide-ranging list of speakers included Peter Csoka from FAO, Nikolay Shmatkov from WWF Russia, Anders Hildeman from IKEA, Denis Popov from Mondi Syktyvkarsky, Sirpa Välimaa from Stora Enso as well as Kenneth Munson from International Paper and speakers from EFI, Metla and UEF.

The YLP is a joint initiative by EFI, Metla and the University of Eastern Finland, and is supported by the City of Joensuu, Joensuu University Foundation, the Regional Council of North Karelia, Joensuu Science Park, Metsä Group and Ponsse.

More information on YLP website.

Photo: EFI

Side-event with Focali Researchers at the United Nations Climate Conference

GFIS - vor 11 Stunden 45 Minuten
Focali researcher Fariborz Zelli shares his experinces from the side-event "REDD and Beyond: International and Indigenous Strategies in Forest protection" in Lima, Peru, The side-event was held in connection to the COP20 negotiations.

MTIB brings Vietnamese, Myanmar visitors to FRIM

GFIS - vor 11 Stunden 57 Minuten
18 September 2014 (Thursday) – The Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) recently brought a delegation of 21 visitors from Vietnam and Myanmar to Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) main campus for a study visit. The aim of the visit was to share FRIM’s experience on the country’s wood-related industry apart from strengthening bilateral relations between […]

Vertellus acquires Dow’s sodium borohydride business

GFIS - vor 12 Stunden 28 Minuten
Vertellus, a US based specialty chemicals company, recently acquired the Dow Chemical Company’s Sodium Borohydride business (SBH).

Sawlog Prices Fell Worldwide in the 3Q with the Biggest Declines Seen in Europe

GFIS - vor 12 Stunden 56 Minuten
The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI), an index based on sawlog prices in 20 key regions around the world, fell 4.6% in the 3Q/14. The major factors for the reduced sawlog prices were the strengthening of the US dollar and weaker demand for lumber in some countries, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. The biggest price declines occurred in Russia, Western Canada, Sweden and the Czech Republic. [PR.com]

Wood Pellet Exports from North America to Europe Plateaued During the 1H/2014 with Canadian Shipments Declining and Exports from the US South Continuing Upward

GFIS - vor 12 Stunden 56 Minuten
Pellet shipments from the US and Canada to Europe have gone in opposite directions in 2014, with the shipments from the US South being up ten percent from the 4Q/13 to the 2Q/14, and Canadian volumes declining 25% during the same period, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. The new expanding markets for pellet producers in Western Canada have instead been Japan and South Korea. [PR.com]

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