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All aspects of bioenergy under the microscope

Australia’s premier bioenergy conference, Bioenergy Australia 2009, will be held at the Radisson Gold Coast, Queensland on 9 - 10 December, with a technical tour on 8 December.
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VAFI appoints new communications chief

After almost two years as the communications manager for the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI), John Liston has packed his bags and is heading off to tackle new and exciting challenges in the United Kingdom.
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Conference to address the future of jobs in forestry

This year's Forest Industries Conference is setting its attention on innovation, investment and jobs. Michael Hartman, chief executive officer of ForestWorks, said that with the impact of the global economic recession being felt in the forest, wood, paper and timber products industry,
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The Koondrook-Barham Redgum Showcase

On Sunday 1 November, Koondrook in Victoria will host the 2009 Redgum Showcase.
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Laminex to expand using Government funding

Gympie manufacturer Laminex will use $180,000 of state Government funding to increase its competitiveness and capture new domestic and export markets.
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Applications for 2010 Max Jacobs Grants closes next week

A reminder that applications for the 2010 Max Jacobs Grant close next week – 30 September 2009!
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Identifying the silver linings

The New Zealand Pine Manufacturers Association presents Wood Industry Conference 2009 at the Holiday Inn, Wellington, on 8-9 October. Under the theme, “Global Storm Clouds – Identifying The Silver Linings”, the conference will look at major economies with which NZ trades, focusing on
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New acoustic technology helps increase sustainable timber production

Financial returns and productivity from fire-damaged pine plantations at Pinjar and Yanchep have been maximised thanks to new acoustic tools now in use by the Forest Products Commission (FPC).
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NSW Rural Fire Service address to Hoo Hoo Club

Sydney Hoo Hoo Club 215 has organised a special dinner meeting later this month during which timber usage for building in bushfire-prone areas will be the main topic for discussion.
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