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Jul 20, 2011

Proposed Amendment of the Sulphur Directive Would Weaken the Competitiveness of the Finnish forest industry

Finland, Jul 20, 2011 - The EU Commission has published its proposed amendment to the Sulphur Directive, which would lead to the maximum sulphur content of maritime fuels being lowered to 0.1% on the Baltic Sea by the beginning of 2015.

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Cutting trees to cool the planet?

In a twist, a new study suggests that regularly logging forests can quadruple the amount of carbon dioxide soaked up from the atmosphere.

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Jul 17, 2011

B.C. lumber exports to China surpass exports to U.S. for first time

Trade figures show the value of softwood lumber exported to China has surpassed the U.S. for the first time, sending powerful signals about the importance of the Asia-Pacific markets for B.C.'s economy and job prospects.

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July 11, 2011

Mill opening signals resurgence of forestry in Northwest B.C.

The sawmill at Kitwanga was officially reopened Friday under new owners, marking the return of lumber production to the province’s Northwest after a two and a half year absence reports Vancouver Sun.

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Jul 11, 2011

Ilim Group Allocated Over RUR 310 Million to Implement the Project Aimed to Increase Own Power Generation Capacity in Bratsk

St. Petersburg, Russia, Jul 11, 2011 - Ilim Group is completing the second stage of the Rebuild of Facilities for Preparation, Storage, and Feeding Wood and Bark Waste for Incineration project launched last year. The total cost of the work under the project exceeds RUR 310 million.

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July 08, 2011

Final report of the EUTR Support Study available now

The final report of the “Support study for development of the non-legislative acts provided for in the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the obligations of operators who place timber and timber products on the market” (referred often as EUTR Support Study) is av

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July 2, 2011

Global demand for softwood lumber increased by more than 10 percent after having hit a 50-year low in 2009

Seattle, USA. Global demand for softwood lumber increased by over 10 percent in 2010. This came after a year when wood consumption worldwide was the lowest it had been in almost 50 years.

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July 7th, 2011

Government of Canada Launches Call for Proposals for Forest Industry Transformation Funding

OTTAWA, Canada -- The Government of Canada today officially launched the second and last Call for Proposals under the Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program. The IFIT program aims to support Canada's forest sector in becoming more economically competitive and environmentally sustainable through targeted investments in advanced technologies.

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July 8th, 2011

Tough times ahead for Australian housing construction Posted on July 8th, 2011

Both the Housing Industry Association (HIA) and Master Builders Australia (MBA) have just released reports on the gloomy forecasts for the Australian building and construction industry, particularly in the residential sector.

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Japan: Schweighofer, Stora Enso: "Hilfe derzeit das Wichtigste"

Wien. „Sehr mitgenommen“ und wegen „vieler persönlicher Verbindungen direkt betroffen von der entsetzlichen Situation in Japan“ zeigen sich die Mitarbeiter in der Unternehmenszentrale der Holzindustrie Schweighofer in Wien. Das Unternehmen liefert einen beträchtlichen Teil der gesamten Produktion nach Japan, von Rumänien aus, dem Standort der beiden Sägewerke.


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