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International Biomass Conference promises focus on feedstocks

The 2009 International Biomass Conference & Expo, to be hosted by BBI International Inc. in Portland, Ore., on April 28-30, will feature 90 speakers and six feedstock-oriented session tracks to appeal to the most diverse of biomass interests. In addition, 150 exhibitors are expec
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Combining bio-heat and power with power train technologies and fuels

Two highly acclaimed and reoccurring activities on the international renewable energy events calendar have teamed up for a special combined edition. The organisers behind World Bioenergy respective Clean Vehicles & Fuels will togeth
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PEFC announces comprehensive revision of core documents

PEFC International, the world's largest forest certification scheme, is calling on all stakeholders to nominate candidates for a working group dedicated to the revision of two of its core documents. The documents deal with PEFC's global criteria for sustainable forest management and i
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State will back new paper mills

President Dmitry Medvedev said the Government would support the creation of pulp and paper mills close to the country's borders to export more value-added products.
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Economists speak out against flawed Carbon Trading Scheme

A group of 10Australian economists has slammed the Rudd Government’s proposed carbon emissions trading scheme, and called for a science-based policy to achieve 25%-40% cuts in emissions by 2020.
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One in three bosses put production ahead of safety or just don’t care: WorkSafe research

One in three supervisors say senior management is not serious about safety and another 9 per cent are in denial, research commissioned by WorkSafe Victoria and to be presented at the Safety In Action Conference in March will reveal.
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ITC Funds Management expands team

Forestry and timber specialist ITC boosts its Funds Management team with three more executives, each boasting at least 15 years industry experience, as the group ramps up its services for financial planning groups and advisers.
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Metso to rebuild Stora Enso’s board machine line

Metso will modernize the BM 4 board machine line at Stora Enso Kaukopää mill in Imatra, Finland. The start-up of the rebuilt line is scheduled for November 2009. The parties have agreed not to disclose the order value. The order is included in Paper and Fiber Technology segment's Q1 o
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MDF firm holds crucial talks

An estimated 100 jobs could be saved after it was revealed a Doncaster company in administration was in talks with other firms regarding a takeover.
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