Södra's Board has decided to allocate an additional SEK 50 million to the Södra Foundation for Research, Development and Education to promote R&D in forestry and forest industry operations in southern Sweden. "Long-term research in forestry requires confidence in the…
- SCS Global Services (SCS), a leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, announced that it has been accepted as an applicant Certification Body for the Sustainable Biomass Partnership (SBP). As a result, SCS is now ready to conduct audits…
Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) has announced its strong endorsement of the Alliance forêt boréale call for a working group to address recent issues regarding some Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certificates in the Province of Quebec. Earlier…
The theme of the 2015 United Nations International Day of Forests is “Forests and Climate Change.” The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) is proud to represent the global forest products industry and its commitment to climate change…
AXA Real Estate Investment Managers (“AXA Real Estate”), the leading real estate portfolio and asset manager in Europe (1)has completed the acquisition of three forest estates in Finland, covering 3,700 hectares in total, for a consideration of 11,2 million EUR…
The eurozone's economic situation remained unstable in 2014. The decrease in demand for paper products slowed somewhat in the forest industry's main European markets. Demand for sawn timber and plywood increased. Aggregate forest industry exports remained almost level with the…
UPM and the Technological University of Uruguay (UTEC) have signed an agreement to build a new Regional Technological University (ITR) in Fray Bentos to advance technical skills and engineering expertise in rural Uruguay. The regional university will specialize in mechatronics,…
Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) and six First Nations Chiefs today held an official signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that sets out a framework for negotiating business agreements related to the company's sawmill investments in…
Highlights: • EirEco Stoves launches Europe’s only stove that combines wood gasification and rocket stove technology, delivering truly ‘clean heat’ • Patent Pending competitively priced EirEco stove proven to deliver outstanding 89.5% net efficiency with minimal carbon (CO) emissions of…
Valmet has installed a new bio pilot plant in its research and development center in Sundsvall, Sweden. The equipment, called BioTrac, is a hydrolysis system which is used for process optimization and testing of raw materials based on biomass. This…
Forest Owner Mobile expands MHG Systems’ application portfolio to the consumer sector by introducing real-time forest planning tools to forest owners’ mobile devices. The Forest Owner Mobile application was released yesterday at the joint seminar of the Finnish Forest Management…
The following appointments have been made within UPM Biorefining BA with effect from 1 February 2015: Anssi Klinga, Senior Vice President, Pulp Esa Retva, Senior Vice President, Timber Sauli Brander, Senior Vice President, Wood Sourcing and Forestry For more information,…