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Clean tech competition opens for business

Parliamentary Secretary for Industry and Innovation, Mark Dreyfus, has opened the 2012 Australian Clean Technologies Competition for nominations. Source: Timberbiz
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Australian high standards for review

The Australian Forestry Standard Ltd (AFS Ltd) has announced that the first public comment period for the review the “Australian Forestry Standard (AS4708)” ends on 18 May 2012. Source: Timberbiz
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Doom, boom or bust for NZ timber

The New Zealand forest industry has been called on to move away from its boom-and bust export log trade and to avoid destructive behaviour in international markets. Source: Timber and Design International
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Comfort sought in SE SA forest sale

State Treasury officials and Crown law solicitors have handed over a document detailing the sale conditions of southeast South Australian forests. Source: ABC News
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Ghana to import logs from Cameroon

Ghana will import logs from Cameroon after losing its forest cover, which stood at 8.2 million hectares a little over a century ago. The imports will feed mills in Ghana. Source: IHB
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Combat illegal logging using DNA

A new strategy aimed at monitoring the supply chain of timber products using genetic and stable isotope markers will play a vital role in international efforts to combat illegal logging. Source: CIFOR Forests Blog
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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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