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Sodra launches Liquid Forest bioproducts range

Swedish forest group Södra has launched Liquid Forest, a range of bioproducts: biomethanol, tall oil and turpentine. The Liquid Forest brand is a concept that offers an opportunity to choose climate-smart products derived from sustainably managed forests from the company’s 53,000 fore
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US drops tariffs for some Canadian wood but lumber dispute continues

The United Steelworkers union (USW) has welcomed the announcement from the US Department of Commerce that tariffs for some Canadian lumber products are being reduced, but the union maintains that solving the softwood lumber dispute must be made a priority in Canada. Source: Timberbiz
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Which forests are better at storing carbon

An international team led by the University of Geneva (UNIGE) has studied which types of forest, in terms of biodiversity, are the most effective in storing carbon. Inventory data from natural forests on five continents show that species diversity is optimal for equatorial and tropica
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Waratah adds mapping tech to TimberRite

Waratah Forestry Equipment announced the addition of a mapping technology option to its TimberRite H-16 control system. The all-new mapping feature provides customers with a new job site perspective to increase operational productivity and precision. Source: Timberbiz “The new mapping
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Stora Enso enter US CLT market for tall timber

Wooden buildings are on the rise in the US and Stora Enso will enter the market with its cross laminated timber (CLT) product complying with the International Building Code (IBS) that is necessary for the US American market as of 2021. Source: Timberbiz Enso has received approval for
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Sodra turns heads

Södra has introduced the Södra 360 Experience, which takes advantage of virtual reality (VR) technology to increase knowledge about the role of the forest in society and in the future, while also demonstrating the values and breadth of its business. Source: Timberbiz “There is a need
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Tigercat new RemoteLog portal

Tigercat has released a new RemoteLog portal with several enhancements such as a new diagnostics dashboard, a new machine summary report, new production metrics and enhanced machine management. Source: Timberbiz Mobile users may now easily review machine fault codes grouped in cards a
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PEFC annual awards for increases in forest area

Each year PEFC awards members that have achieved the biggest increases in PEFC-certified forest area and PEFC chain of custody certificates. In 2020, the awards for highest growth in certified hectares all went to Asia.  Source: Timberbiz The Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MT
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Coolest wood hog in Michigan

After the first round with thousands of votes cast, Morbark has advanced to the final round of the 2020 “Coolest Thing Made in Michigan” hosted by the Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA). Source: Timberbiz One of the top ten vote-getters, Morbark’s 6400XT Wood Hog Horizontal Grin
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ForestBioFacts library for forestry professionals

Forest Products Engineers and publishing company Paperi ja Puu have launched a new digital learning environment for developing the skills of professionals working in the forest-based bioeconomy and for universities. Source: Timberbiz ForestBioFacts includes information on forest-based
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