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Latest timber industry news, updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Forest Products Market Update

Higher hardwood pulpwood costs in Brazil, Australia, Russia and Sweden pushed the 3Q/09 Global Hardwood Fiber Price Index (HFPI) to the highest level in 12 months, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. The HFPI was over six percent higher than theGlobal Softwood Fiber Price Index (SFPI
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Submit your abstracts on the World Bioenergy website

If you are interested in holding a presentation, or exhibiting a poster at the largest bioenergy event in the world you are welcome to visit our website www.worldbioenergy.com and the Conference & Excursions pages.
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Lost and Found: The 1939 “Black Friday” Bushfires Royal Commission Evidence

On Monday 7 December, the University of Melbourne's Crenswick Campus will hold a seminar detailing the evidence found from the 1939 Black Friday Bushfires.
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Lost and Found: The 1939 “Black Friday” Bushfires Royal Commission Evidence

On Monday 7 December, the University of Melbourne's Crenswick Campus will hold a seminar detailing the evidence found from the 1939 Black Friday Bushfires.
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Alternatives to clearfelling

The development of variable retention silviculture will open the way for Forestry Tasmania to retain stands of old growth trees in regrowth forest, in line with international best practices.
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Seeking a sustainable timber industry

The Green Building Council of Australia has announced the release of a revised Timber credit effective January 1, 2010, which allows for equal consideration of the Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) schemes. This is an outstanding outcome for the A
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Forestry initiative to transform desert in carbon credit offset push

Diversified hydrocarbon explorer, Central Petroleum, may be looking to discover and extract large volumes of hydrocarbons from the parched deserts of Australia’s “Red Centre” – but in at least two small corners of its vast exploration acreage, the story is quite the reverse.
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Tasmanian Government supports $50 million Boyer project

The Minister for Economic Development, Michael Aird yesterday congratulated Norske Skog and BIS Industrial Logistics on the successful completion of the $50m Softwood Conversion Project and Integrated Woodchip Plant.
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Pioneer in bioenergy crop research to share knowledge in New Zealand

Landowners considering the potential of deriving new income from dedicated bioenergy crops have the opportunity to learn first hand from a leading international expert next month.
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