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UK government publishes regs for trade in timber post Brexit

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs within the British Government issued a press release on the regulations which will apply to foreign trade in timber if no agreement is reached on the withdrawal from the EU scheduled for 29 March. Source: Euwid According to the
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Sweetwoods for biomaterials on an industrial scale

Sweetwoods a project made up of nine European companies, is to begin producing wood-based biomaterials for the first time on an industrial scale. This unique €43 million bio-economy project, funded by the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) is now underway, with its key ai
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Forestry must seize climate change opportunity

The UK Government will not meet its climate change targets without a significant increase in tree planting and far greater use of timber in construction. That was the clear message from Lord Deben, Chair of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), when he addressed the All-Party Parliam
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Tokyo Olympic pavilion to be engineered wood

Finland will build a pavilion made of engineered wood from Finnish forestry giant Metsa Group as the country’s business, sporting and marketing centre during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Metsa pavilion, which will be made of Kerto LVL products, will be located at the Finnish Embassy i
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Tree Farm Token mahogany project for Dominican Republic

Dominican company Tree Farm Token has launched an international investment project to develop, manage and commercialize a plantation of 2,600,000 mahogany trees on a 2000-hectare site in the Dominican Republic. Source: Timberbiz Currently on its initial fundraising phase, the Tree Far
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New resource for tropical timber buyers in the EU

Timber buyers can visit a new resource to learn about the business benefits of trading in FLEGT-licensed timber and the social, environmental and economic benefits that such trade brings to producer countries. The EU FLEGT Facility created the page to inform traders, specifiers, archi
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Metsa Board and Stora Enso both A-listers for sustainability

Metsä Board has again been highlighted as a global leader in corporate sustainability by CDP, a non-profit global environmental disclosure platform, by achieving a place on the CDP A List for both climate change and water security. This is the fourth consecutive year that the company
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Top 5: Market Points from IndustryEdge

Every month, IndustryEdge publishes Wood Market Edge, Australia’s only forestry and wood products market and trade analysis, and supplies its customers with hundreds of unique data products, advisory and consulting services. Find out more at www.industryedge.com.au 31.7% of China’s ha
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Robots employed to carve wood

Students at the University of British Columbia (UBC) have used the oldest material available and the newest in robotics to create a temporary art installation in the centre of the campus. The Wander Wood Pavilion, a wooden curved rounded shell that forms into a bench, was a collaborat
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Big Data to offer solutions for sustainable forestry

A pilot initiative has offered a new solution for sustainable forestry. It’s part of a series of activities that handle massive data flows collected through sensors and aerial and satellite imagery. The importance of a well-functioning bioeconomy is increasingly recognised in addressi
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