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Restoration of 7000ha of degraded Indonesian forest

A joint initiative based on community and organizational collaboration is set to restore more than 7,000 ha of degraded forest land within a contiguous forest complex of over 600,000 ha in the Mahakam Ulu landscape of East Kalimantan province in Indonesia. Source: Timberbiz The area h
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Swedish mill produces biogas from wastewater

The liquid biogas plant at Stora Enso’s Nymölla mill in Sweden is complete. Built in partnership with Gasum, this a significant step towards a fossil-free future that is turning heads and raising hopes. Source: Timberbiz The new liquid biogas plant at Nymölla mill was commissioned on
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Finland reins in foreign forest acquisitions

Finland is to amend legislation to rein in forest acquisitions by foreign investors. Finland’s Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Jari Leppä revealed that the amendment is to be adopted at the beginning of next year. Source: Helsinki Times “We decided during the session to limit the
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Going green with forestry equipment

With the COP26 climate change summit scheduled in November 2021, political pressure is building to improve sustainability of manufactured products. Consequently, companies are increasingly calling on their suppliers to help them quantify their environmental performance. Source: Engine
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Logset overcomes a challenging year and elects new board

For Logset 2020 was challenging in many ways. After a relatively strong start, the market collapsed temporarily due to the global pandemic and the uncertainty it caused. Source: Timberbiz The company said it reacted quickly to respond to the new market situation and thanks to good pla
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Euro study showing 69% increase in logging, it may be just 6%

Is forest harvesting increasing in Europe? Apparently so, but not as much as reported last July in a controversial study published in Nature. The study, titled ‘Abrupt increase in harvested forest area over Europe after 2015’, used satellite data to assess forest cover and
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Carbon Neutral by 2050 with sustainable forestry and timber

Increasing sustainable forestry and timber industries is key to achieving the global ‘Carbon Neutral by 2050’ goal, according to the new chairman of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization’s Advisory Committee on Sustainable Forest-based Industries. Source: Timberbiz “Th
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Woodgrain rocket designs

An ingenious new approach to preparing spacecraft for travel could result in wood grained panels being incorporated into rocket design to help improve the mood and wellbeing of crew. Source: FWPA Dr Sasha Alexander, Director of Academic Program Industrial Design at the Western Sydney
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Biesse Group expands its international footprint

Biesse Group has announced the expansion of its international network with new branches opening in Israel, Japan and Brazil to strengthen its presence in markets identified as strategic. Source: Timberbiz The Group believes that international development, together with technological a
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Tigercat upgrades features on RemoteLog and LogOn

Tigercat has introduced new features on its powerful RemoteLog and LogOn telematics system. Using the same satellite connection as RemoteLog, machine operators or technicians may now send and receive simple text messages when no cellular mobile network is available.  Source: Timberbiz
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