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New drying method for veneers

A new type of contact drying method has been developed by Aalto University in Finland, the research was reported in the International Wood Products Journal. Source: Ingentaconnect
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Ta Ann to produce hybrid acacia plywood

Ta Ann Holdings in Malaysia is increasing the harvest of its plantation logs to produce hybrid plywood and started planting acacia trees last year to fulfill this plan as it is a fast growing commercial timber. Source: The Star
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CSAW podcasts timber education and skills

The University of Tasmania’s Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood (CSAW) is offering free podcasts covering many of the fundamental aspects of using or producing timber and wood products. Source: Timberman
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MAF now MPI in NZ

The name of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has changed to the Ministry for Primary Industries. Source: Timberman
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Build & Design Queensland expo opens

The Build and Design Queensland expo will open its doors to the design, architecture, building, construction and property development industry for the first time on Wednesday 9 May. Source: Timberman
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More funds for Dryland Forests

The Dryland Forests Initiative is seeking more funding to continue its development of a New Zealand-grown hardwood timber industry. Source: Radio New Zealand
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Bioenergy project manager position

The Wimmera and Central Highlands Bioenergy Project is seeking a Bioenergy Project Manager to be a conduit between the Project Control Group, Reference Group members and project partners. Source: Timberman
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Parliamentary Committee to examine Prof West’s claims

The Report of Chairman Professor Jonathan West, as part of the Tasmanian Forests Intergovernmental Agreement Independent Verification Group, is to come under scrutiny by a Legislative Council Committee Inquiry. Source: Timberman
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UK Government bioenergy strategy report

Up to half of the UK government’s 2020 renewable energy target could be met by energy crops, wood and other forms of biomass according to a recent government report. Source: Farmers Weekly
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