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Latest timber industry news, updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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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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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