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Investors from Japan are rushing into wood-burning biomass projects to lock in still-high government subsidies
Measures to stop deforestation in Nova Scotia
Global Timber and Wood Products Market Update - a news brief from Wood Resources International LLC
Tasmanian farmers have grown private plantations due to growing demand for timber
The British Columbia government decided to fight against softwood lumber duties
WOODTECH EGYPT: the leading fair in the wood and furniture industry from Egypt
A group of poor tribal woman save the forest from timber mafia
Forests need better management
The forest fires in Europe and America have burned entire areas of vegetation
It seems that technologies of tomorrow become a reality - summary of DREMA 2017 fair
The storms have destroyed entire forests in Romania and in northeast Europe
Baragano Architects designed this prefabricated house made from galvanised steel, wood and slate in northwestern Spain to take only five hours to erect. The modules took four months to be made in a factory in Madrid, before being shipped 600 miles over the Cantabrian mountain range to the site of an old stone granary complex. The finished home is modern in its construction but the finish fits aesthetically with its old fashioned rural surroundings. The final two-storey structure is composed of eight 2.15-by-5.30-metre modules, stacked four by four.
Details Date: February 22, 2018
Sales of Woodworking Machinery and Intermob fairs, where the domestic and international professionals of the industry gather together with the producers and exporters of wood and furniture supplier industries, has started. As it has been in the previous editions, all 14 halls of Tuyap Fair and Congress Center is expected to be sold out and an entrance hall will be added to meet the exhibiting demand.
Details Date: February 19, 2018
Germany is the EU`s richest country in forest and wood. According to European Commision plans, German forests are meant to be used much more as energy sources in the future. EURACTIV Germany reports. One-third of Germany consists of forests. Every year, it relieves the atmosphere of 120 million tons of carbon dioxide. This corresponds to 14 percent of German greenhouse gas emissions. But the forest is not only an oxygen supplier, water filter, carbon dioxide storage and habitat; it is also an economic factor.
Details Date: February 16, 2018
Today we are seeing a lot more plantation grown wood in the marketplace, and you may not even know about it. It processes and looks like normal wood. But, from time to time, there are a few differences that we should be aware of and check for. We know the growth rate in a plantation is much faster than in a competitive forest. In many species, this means stronger wood. However, there is a "catch" to this statement.
Details Date: February 08, 2018
Net forest growth is now holding down the rate of climate change, making forests an invaluable "carbon sink". Reducing this sink by cutting down more trees adds carbon to the air and makes climate change worse just like burning any other carbon-based fuel. As a whole, EU companies are profitable. But this does not mean that an EU company losing money is also profitable. Similarly, those cutting down trees in one location to burn them do not help the world just because trees grow elsewhere. Without the cutting, there would be more trees and more carbon in the forest overall.
Details Date: February 05, 2018
When you think "sustainability", building with wood isn`t necessarily the first thing that comes to mind. Wood comes from forests - so typically, timber is associated with deforestation. And deforestation is a key environmental problem: not only does it destroy ecosystems and habitat; it`s also a major factor driving climate change. So wood isn`t an obvious choice for eco-friendly construction. But with man-made materials leaving a huge carbon footprint, wooden architecture is enjoying a resurgence.
Details Date: January 30, 2018
Fireplaces and wood stoves do more than provide heat on a cold day - they anchor a gathering place at the heart of a home. They`re a great focal point for any family hangout spot. For that reason, fireplaces take center stage in many of Mapos`s residential and hospitality projects, including the Lake House hotel in Lake Placid, N.Y., and the forthcoming hotel The Maker in Hudson, N.Y.
Details Date: January 26, 2018
According to preliminary statistics from Vietnam Customs, from January 1 to December 15, the wood sector grossed more than 7.2 billion USD in export turnover, which is hoped to top 8.5 billion USD by the year`s end, including exports of furniture. In January-November, the US imported the most from Vietnam, with purchase turnover of more than 2.9 billion USD, up 17.6 percent, followed by China with 964.4 million USD, up 6.76 percent and Japan 929.3 million USD, up 5.14 percent.
Details Date: January 17, 2018
Officials of the Forestry Commission have intensified their fight against illegal logging in efforts to stem the tide of deforestation and ensure sustainable forest resource exploitation. In this direction, the Commission has impounded about 19 trucks loaded with illegally sawn timber, including the banned Rosewood specie over the past week. Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Forestry Commission, Mr John Allotey who briefed journalists at the Forestry Commission depot where the trucks are being kept, said the Commission would carry the fight to the illegal operators in the forests to nip such negative activities in the bud.
Details Date: January 16, 2018
THE Hodgman Liberal Government`s commitment to rebuilding Tasmania`s forest industry is about growing investment, creating jobs, increasing exports and confidence and ending public subsidies. Following the recent announcement of a fantastic $60.7 million agreement for forestry rights for pulpwood plantations, Sustainable Timber Tasmania (STT) will be debt free and well on the way to being commercially sustainable.
Details Date: January 15, 2018
Wood ash contains most of the 13 essential nutrients that the soil supplies for plant growth. When wood burns, it gives off nitrogen and sulfur as gasses. But calcium, potassium, magnesium and other trace elements don`t volatilize; they remain with the ash. Some of what is left in the ash include carbonates and oxides. These are valuable liming agents that can raise pH and help neutralize acid soils.
Details Date: January 12, 2018
Poland reacted coolly to a warning it could incur fines for continuing to log in the Bialowieza forest, a UNESCO World Heritage site, saying on Tuesday its actions were lawful. The Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice (ECJ) said Poland would be fined 100,000 euros ($117,360.00) a day if it did not stop large-scale logging in the ancient forest straddling the border between Poland and Belarus.
Details Date: January 11, 2018
There isn`t much time until FIMMA-MADERALIA, the two fairs in the wood industry organized by Feria Valencia. So, the 38th edition will take place between February 6-9. The two fairs: FIMMA and MADERALIA are the most important events regarding industries that provide materials, technologies and solutions for furniture, wood, carpentry, interior design, architecture and decoration.
Details Date: January 9, 2018
As the sun sets on Japan`s solar energy boom, companies and investors are rushing into wood-burning biomass projects to lock in still-high government subsidies. More than 800 projects have already won government approval, offering 12.4 gigawatts (GW) of capacity - equal to 12 nuclear power stations and nearly double Japan`s 2030 target for biomass in its basic energy policy. The sheer number of projects has raised questions about how they will all find sufficient fuel, mostly shipped in from countries like Canada and Vietnam, while some experts question the environmental credentials of such large-scale plants.
Details Date: January 08, 2018