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Latest timber industry news, updated on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Friday analysis: Timber answers are not blowing in the wind

At a time when it is obvious that what we need now, and will need into the future, is more timber than we have, taking land from timber production would seem a bit odd. It has been reported extensively that Australia faces a timber deficit of 250,000 house frames in 15 years’ time and
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Shortlisted for World Architecture Festival

  In December, PEFC and the World Architecture Festival will reward the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize for the third time. Here are two more shortlisted projects: a microlibrary in Indonesia that brings people together, and a Sydney office building that provides a healthy and
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China running out of power

Power rationing policies are in effect in many provinces of China in order to limit activities of energy-intensive industrial enterprises. Source: Tropical Timber Market Report, Forbes There are two issues behind this, one is that the government is trying to achieve lower energy consu
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Sennebogen introduces 21m tree care handler

The new Sennebogen 728 E-series will expand the company’s product portfolio for demanding tree maintenance and problem tree felling. Source: Timberbiz As an important addition to the 718 E and 738 E tree care handlers, which have been established for many years and are used by custome
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George the Farmer comes to town

Thousands of primary school students from classrooms across Australia will be learning that “wood is good for the world” alongside George the Farmer tomorrow as part of the latest session in an online classroom series. Source: Timberbiz The beloved children’s character from ABC TV fam
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Waste timber to hydrogen in Victoria with US deal

The developer of the largest clean hydrogen hub in Australia’s south-east has struck a $30 million deal with United States-based manufacturer Babcock and Wilcox to deliver a biomass-to-hydrogen project at the site. Source: The Sydney Morning Herald As governments and industry step up
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KPMG report shows NZ well ahead of Australia for climate change and forestry

The New Zealand agriculture, land use and forestry sector has been ranked number one out of 25 nations for the way it is getting to grips with climate change issues. Source: Timberbiz For its just-published Net Zero Readiness Index (NZRI), global consultancy KPMG examined 103 indicato
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Stacey Gardiner joins HVP Plantations

HVP Plantations has appointed Stacey Gardiner as its External Relations and Communications Manager to head up ongoing and future industry and government engagement. Source: Timberbiz With more than 20 years’ experience across government and professional associations with a particular
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Quintis gains grant to upgrade machinery

Western Australia’s Quintis Sandalwood has received a $500,000 grant to upgrade its production line and install sophisticated machinery in the processing centre at Kununurra and the distillery at Albany – expected to create around 20 new permanent full-time jobs. Source: Timberb
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