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SA forest deal is closer

The Future Fund-backed The Campbell Group, US-based Hancock Natural Resource Group, and Sydney-based New Forests have commenced detailed due diligence on ForestrySA. Sources: Australian Financial Review, The Stock Journal
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Abbott against clearfelling

Parliamentary secretary for forestry Sid Sidebottom has attacked opposition leader Tony Abbott over logging. Source: The Weekly Times
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Biomass gas for Texas

Biomass gasification is being considered as a possible technology for converting 60 million acres of Texas brush into biofuel, according to Dr Jim Ansley, Texas AgriLife Research rangeland ecologist in the US. Source: North Texas eNews
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Russia spies on its forests

A global provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions announced it would significantly expand delivery of high-resolution imagery to Roslesinforg, a division of the Federal Forestry Agency of Russia. Source: Market Watch
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Masters webstore goes live

After announcing early this year that the Masters hardware stores would offer an online product the company has now gone live with its website. Source: Power Retail
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QMI clinic on carbon tax efficiency

QMI Solutions will be running a breakfast clinic on how to improve energy and water efficiency for manufacturers in the lead-up to the carbon tax. The clinic will be held at the Burke & Wills Hotel in Toowoomba on Wednesday 13 June 2012 from 7am to 9.30am. Source: Timberbiz
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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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