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Latest timber industry news, updated Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Mallee biofuel closer to reality

Interest in converting mallee eucalypts into fuel for aircraft has given added impetus to the commercial biofuel industry. Source: The Weekly Times Now
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PEFC International-Australian Certification Roadshow

Ben Gunneberg, Secretary General, PEFC International, will be presenting at six events across Australia this month. Source: Timberbiz
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Bombala mill on schedule for November

Tasco, owners of a major timber mill development at Bombala in south east New South Wales, said construction was on track to begin processing logs in November 2012. Sources: ABC News, ABC South East NSW
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Three million pines for NSW

Three million pine seedlings will be planted in local forests at Bathurst, Orange, Oberon and Lithgow from this week according to the NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson. Source: Timberbiz
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Mexico loan to develop woodlands

Mexico received US$392 million, of which US$350 million is a loan from the World Bank and US$42 million from the Forest Investment Program (FIP) for developing woodlands. Source: Fox News Latino
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Pacific community forestry assistance

Timber processing and sustainable management of forest resources of the Wallis and Futuna island state is expected to improve following an assistance program facilitated by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community. Source: The Fiji Times
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Gunns road to nowhere

The future of a road that links the Tasman Peninsula and the East Coast is uncertain now timber company Gunns has divested itself of responsibility for the former logging road. Source: The Mercury
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Sandalwood plantations spread

The world's largest producer of Indian sandalwood will plant another 1500 hectares of timber this year, but for the first time the bulk of its plantings won't be in Western Australia. Source: ABC Rural
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Prepare to be floored by ATFA

Flooring & Finishes and the Australian Timber Flooring Association (ATFA) will showcase an impressive line-up of more than 80 companies’ products for the first time at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre from 19-22 July 2012. Source: Timberbiz
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