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

Biomass discussions after Bioenergy conference

Doug Bradley will visit Victoria and Tasmania for discussions on biomass and is keen to meet with people in the biomass supply area. Source: Timberbiz
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Standard for Valuing Commercial Forests in Australia seminar

The Institute of Foresters of Australia in conjunction with forest industry specialists Pöyry Management Consulting Australia will launch a revised version of its ‘Standard for Valuing Commercial Forests in Australia’ at a seminar in Melbourne on Friday November 8. Source: Timberbiz
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Standards consultation period drawing to a close

AFS Ltd reminds stakeholders that the public consultation period for the revised draft Australian Standard for Chain of custody of forest products (AS4707) closes on Friday 8 November 2013. Source: Timberbiz
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Printing market outlook forum

The 2013 Printing & Communication Papers Market Outlook Forum is on November 28 at Bayview on the Park in Melbourne. Source: Timberbiz
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Elders leaves the forest

Elders is set to walk away from its disastrous foray into forestry through a deal that will cement the Caratti family as the State's biggest holders of prime agricultural land. Source: The West Australian
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ABP stripped of enviro certification

Australia's largest exporter of eucalyptus woodchips has had its environmental certification stripped and been forced to make an embarrassing public apology over the harm it has caused to koalas. Source: ABC News
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10 of the best rain forests in the world

Rain forests are natural theme parks, packed with plant, animal, and human diversity, says Federico Solano of the Rainforest Alliance. Source: USA Today
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A functional forest is more than trees

In 2011, the University of Jyväskylä held an academic conference on the ecological restoration of forests. The conference was visited by 53 researchers from 10 European countries. Source: Science Daily
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Biomass power plant on Hokkaido

Sumitomo Forestry Co and Sumitomo Joint Electric Power Co will build a 50 megawatt biomass power plant on the northern island of Hokkaido. Source: Bloomberg News
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