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Atlantic forestry industry’s future in biofuels

By John Morrissy OTTAWA — The Atlantic region's struggling forestry industry could reverse its fortunes by taking measures that would place it at the forefront of the renewable-energy economy, says a report Monday by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
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Snap and zap offer … and it’s absolutely free!

When you have a party, a meeting, special occasion or just a social gathering there’s always someone with a camera, so, snap off the best shots you can and send them to us ([email protected]).
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Timber families frustrated by Clayton’s decision on Bell Bay Pulp Mill

The approval in principle by the Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett of the Environmental Impact Management Plan (EIMP) for the Bell Bay pulp mill should have been great news, but new Commonwealth demands for even more modeling brings great frustration for timber dependent fami
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Family Fun at Forest Products EXPO

Mixing some business with a family vacation is the perfect combination for those attending EXPO 2009 – the 30th Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition – to be held June 11-13 in the New Orleans Convention Centre.
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When slash becomes something special

There’s a special pre-show conference at Elmia Wood 2009 and basically it’s for international bioenergy pioneers. Bioenergy is the source of 28% of Sweden’s total energy consumption, including in the transportation sector. Most of this biofuel comes from the forest.
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2009 Gottstein Fellowships and Skill Advancement Award

Peter Gunnersen, Chairman of the J. W. Gottstein Memorial Trust Fund, has announced the award of five Gottstein Fellowships and one Skill Advancement Award for 2009, and World Forest Institute Fellowships for 2009 and 2010.
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Massive biofuel investment for the Mount

Western Australian-based Plantation Energy is gearing up to build a $25m wood pellet mill on the outskirts of Mount Gambier which would employ more than 60 people directly and indirectly. The company will build the mill and another at Heywood of the same size, initially to service ma
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Forest biosecurity experts gather in New Zealand

Forest biosecurity experts from around the world will be converging in Rotorua, New Zealand from 16 to 20 March to attend a conference focused on protecting forests from invasive insects, diseases and weeds. As the first international conference on this topic ever to be held, it is be
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Independent research confirms the benefits of forestry

An independent study has highlighted the primary social, environmental and economic impacts of the forestry industry in Western Australia. Conducted by Dr Jackie Schirmer, Project Leader from the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University, the repor
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