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Austrofoma demonstration event for forestry machines

Austrofoma is the Austrian forestry machine and device demonstration where all the machines on display are shown performing real-life tasks, unlike standard exhibitions where they are only seen while stationary. The event is on once every four years. Source: Timberbiz All the machines
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CLT and mass timber products show green credentials

Those close to the forest products supply chain have watched with great interest as the cross-laminated timber (CLT) and “mass timber” building products industry has exploded over the last decade. The free market has ultimately driven the remarkable growth of the industry, which is he
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July final felling was Sweden’s highest in nine years

In July, the area notified for final felling in Sweden was the highest in nine years, according to the Swedish Forest Agency. One reason for the increase could be higher activity in forest operations due to infestation of bark beetle which leads forest owners to notify for final felli
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Shanghai International Forum on tropical timber

Growing worldwide timber demand, combating deforestation and the need to move to a bio-based, de-carbonised global economy will be topics at he International Tropical Timber Technical Association (ATIBT) International Forum to be held in Shanghai in October. Source: Timberbiz The even
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Forest2Market and Fisher now Battery companies

Battery Ventures, a global technology-focused investment firm, announced that it has acquired two companies: Forest2Market, a firm supplying data, analytics, supply chain expertise and strategic consulting services to the global forest products industry; and Fisher International, a fi
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UK powers up with renewables

According to a new report released by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), renewable sources of energy fuelled a record 33% of the UK’s electricity generation in 2018, which was up 3.8% from the previous year. Sources: Timberbiz, Forest2Market Total r
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PNG launches new National Forest Stewardship Standard

Papua New Guinea has launched version 2.0 of the National Forest Stewardship Standard. This version of the standard has been developed by a chamber-balanced technical committee, consisting of 12 national experts, and by using a multi-stakeholder process, including two rounds of public
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High spec high performance wooden electric motorcycle

Newron Motors plans to produce a high-end and high-performance wooden electric motorcycle that looks very ‘space age’ with a cylindrical battery at its heart. It is not the first e-bike but it is certainly one of the most aggressive designs and perhaps the only one made of wood. Sourc
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Nokian Tyres acquires wheel company

Nokian Heavy Tyres has acquired Finnish heavy equipment wheel company Levypyora Oy. This company has two business lines, wheels and steel structures, and serves several original equipment (OE) manufacturers and aftermarket customers (AM) in forestry, agriculture and earthmoving applic
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Tropical forestry poses a risk for all forestry

Only 6% of the world’s most significant timber and pulp producers and traders with operations in the tropics are taking steps to assess the impacts of climate change – posing a risk to the forestry industry and all its investors according to SPOTT. SPOTT assesses commodity producers a
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