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Blue Sky award for sandalwood biomass uses

  Dr Sam Van Holsbeeck from the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Forest Research Institute has won the Blue-Sky Young Researcher Innovation Award. Source: Timberbiz Organised by the Australian Forest Products Association, the Australian national competition is the first stage o
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Tall timber buildings no longer a novelty now common construction

A lot has changed in the building of tall timber buildings since the last Timber Offsite Construction conference in 2019. At that conference tall timber buildings were being presented as something of a “novelty”. Source: Timberbiz Three years and a pandemic later they are almost, if n
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Elmia Wood with a world first

Nearly 26,000 visitors visited Elmia Wood 2022 over three days walking on the trail that took them to more than 270 exhibitors from 22 different countries. Source: Timberbiz “As a trade fair and event, Elmia Wood had three fantastic days,” said Anders Roman, program manager for Elmia
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The Ultimate Renewable evolution with a new brand ambassador

The next evolution of The Ultimate Renewable campaign soon will be unveiled. The brand’s latest consumer advertising campaign is all set to launch, headed up by a new brand ambassador. Source: Timberbiz As part of the first consumer-related marketing activity for the brand since the p
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Dr Jerry Leech now Dr Leech AM after Queen’s Birthday

Mount Gambier’s Dr Jerry Leech has been made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queen’s Birthday honours list released on Monday for his significant service to the forestry industry, tertiary education, and to the community. Source: The Border Watch “It was a surprise,” Dr
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Green Triangle awards announced with Pat Lamb honoured

The man credited with creating the wood chip industry, Pat Lamb, has been honoured at the Green Triangle Timber Industries Awards as an Industry Legend. The awards were presented at a gala event held at The Barn in Mount Gambier last week being held over from October last year because
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OFO hosts SA Premier at Jubilee Sawmill

OneFortyOne CEO Andy Giles Knopp welcomed the opportunity to host the South Australian Premier on a tour of the Jubilee Sawmill and a plantation harvesting site, and the Minister for Forest Industries at the Glencoe Nursery. Source: Timberbiz Mr Knopp said that the newly elected Premi
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Friday analysis: Labor SA Premier visits forestry but will Albanese do the same

South Australia’s Labor Government is spending a good and fitting amount of time in Mount Gambier visiting local forestry companies like OneFortyOne, and Victorian MP Darren Chester is calling on the Federal Government to do the same. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has wr
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FSC presents at Design Build Expo

FSC ANZ had the honour of presenting at the Design Build Expo, featuring an expert panel led by FSC Deputy Chair and award-winning social entrepreneur, broadcaster and campaigner, Jon Dee. Source: Timberbiz The panel included Luca Brown, a civil engineer from Timberlink Australia who
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FSC ANZ highlights its work during World Environment Day

On World Environment Day, FSC ANZ highlighted the need for collective and transformative action on a global scale to celebrate, protect and restore the planet. To achieve the goal of living sustainably and in harmony with nature, we must embrace our tangled interdependence with our en
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