The Bioenergy Association of New Zealand (BANZ) says that it is urging the Government to renew its commitment to supporting biofuels as a way of providing the nation’s transport fleet with alternative energy supplies and maintaining New Zealand’s adherence to a low carbon environment.
Sydney-based New Forests Inc. has announced the launch of Forest Carbon Partners, L.P. – an investment vehicle for California-compliant forest carbon offset projects – and the close of the fund’s first two transactions.
The Australian Government will be holding public information sessions around the country to inform industry and other interested parties on the Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill 2011 that was introduced into Parliament on 23 November 2011.
AUSTimber 2012 organisers are excited to announce that Michael Milton – world and Australian record holder, Australia’s fastest skier ever, cyclist, trekker, triathlete, Paralympian, Olympian - will be the speaker for the AUSTimber Welcome Function charity auction on 29 March.
The Tasmanian Forest Contractors Association has welcomed the announcement by Federal Minister Senator Joe Ludwig of the completion of the assessment and approval of 61 successful applicants under the IGA Contractor Exit Assistance Program. Successful applicants can expect to be made
Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings has called for moderation and calm from all parties involved in the forest debate. She said compromise and goodwill were needed to allow for a resolution that ensures the industry can remain on a sustainable footing while delivering improved environment
FOREST MACHINE manufacturer Komatsu Forest has signed a major deal with the new Brazilian pulp mill Eldorado Brasil in the state of Mato Grosso. In its entirety, the contract is worth about 1.4 billion Swedish kronor (US$200 million).
“Each time we choose to build in wood, we are part of a critically important chain of responsibility that will see the elegance of the living tree through to a new life in a building.” That’s the way Jim Taggart, Dipl. Arch., M.A.,FRAIC, sees it and he will be a keynote speaker at NZ