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,…
Anja Silvennoinen, 54, MSc in Energy technology, MBA, has been appointed Executive Vice President of Pöyry PLC and President of the Energy Business Group and member of the Group Executive Committee of Pöyry PLC. She will assume these positions on…
An optimised supply chain produces competitively priced forest energy – annual savings for fuel suppliers and power plants amount to hundreds of thousands. The recent study that Miktech Oy commissioned from Ramboll Finland showed that if heat and power plants…
Nina Pärssinen, LL.M., has been appointed Labour Market Director and a member of the Executive Team at the Finnish Forest Industries Federation. The appointment takes effect on 5 January 2015.   At present, she is the Managing Director of the…
The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has issued a residential no-burn alert effective today for all those living in the South Coast Air Basin, which includes the greater Los Angeles area, Orange County and the Inland Empire. SCAQMD…
Oy Silvadata Ab and MHG Systems have signed a cooperation agreement on the development and marketing of mobile applications for forest management associations. The innovative and map-based mobile application, which is designed for forest workers and contractors, is now complete. The…