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Solomon Islands tightens logging by foreigners

The Solomon Islands’ Ministry of Forestry and Research will not issue any more felling licenses to newly registered foreign companies intending to carry out logging activities in the country. Source: Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation A Government statement said this is to contr
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US Airports support aviation biofuels

Alliance Bioenergy announced that the Airports Council International – North America (“ACI-NA”) has given its written support of the CTS process for the production of aviation biofuels and Alliance’s application to the Department of Energy for a bio-refinery demonstration plant, produ
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US timber harvest stalls

According to official statistics, the US timber harvests were practically the same in 2015 as in 2011, coming in at 355 million m3. This appears to be quite low considering the log demand by the US forest industry. Source: Timberbiz Analysis by Wood Resources International based on de
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VAFI Annual Dinner 2016 showcases industry

With only one more month to go to this year’s Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) Annual Industry Dinner, CEO Tim Johnston would like to take a moment to thank those who make the event possible. Source: Timberbiz “This year we have a range of sponsors which really showca
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Award for new ‘green’ glue for wood products

Scion’s environmentally-friendly bioadhesives technology has been awarded Biotechnology of the Year at NZBIO’s annual conference. Source: Timberbiz Dr Will Barker, Chief Executive of NZBIO, said the technology was a game changer for wood panel manufacturers. The Scion bioadhesives tea
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FCJA gains traction with ‘Australian brand’ image

  Australian furniture and joinery makers and designers are collaborating to build a globally recognised ‘Aussie brand’ image. Source: Timberbiz The catalyst is the current apartment and renovations boom and rising interest in bespoke design. The Furniture Cabinets Joinery Allian
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Type 5 wood testing and certification

Wood testing and certification services provided by the Engineered Wood Products Association of Australasia (EWPAA) are of the highest standard according to CEO Dave Gover. Source: Timberbiz EWPAA-certified products are tested under strict National Association of Testing Authorities (
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Joint conference and industry dinner

A joint conference and industry dinner hosted by Timber NSW and TTIA will be held on 17 November at Sydney Park Pavilion (Alan Davidson Oval). Source: Timberbiz The event will start at 12 noon for lunch with the conference commencing at 1pm and concluding at 4.30pm. The cost is $120 f
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New promoter for EWPAA

Clair Hammond has joined the team at the Engineered Wood Products Association of Australasia (EWPAA) in Brisbane. Source: Timberbiz Hammond who has extensive experience in communications and public relations has been appointed communications officer and will promote the importance of
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