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Södra introduces new measurement technology for timber stacks at Värö

Södra introduces new measurement technology for timber stacks at Värö

The measuring station at Värö will be the first at Södra to introduce new technology for measuring timber stack volumes on trucks. The new method is based on automated volume measurement using laser technology, developed by Swedish company, Mabema AB...

04-12-2017 Hits:45 Forest

Stora Enso announces intent to acquire forest assets in conjunction with planned structural changes in Bergvik Skog AB

Stora Enso announces intent to acquire forest assets in conjunction with planned structural changes in Bergvik Skog AB

Shareholders representing 98% of the owners in Bergvik Skog AB, a Swedish forest holding company, have agreed to initiate discussions, based on a non-binding letter of intent, aiming at structural changes in Bergvik Skog Group. These shareholders are...

30-11-2017 Hits:52 Forest

BillerudKorsnäs intends to acquire forest assets

BillerudKorsnäs intends to acquire forest assets

BillerudKorsnäs has signed a letter of intent to acquire Bergvik Skog Öst AB, owned by Bergvik Skog AB. Bergvik Skog Öst AB comprises approximately 350,000 hectares of forest land in Sweden. The transaction will secure parts of BillerudKorsnäs’ wood ...

30-11-2017 Hits:57 Forest

Södra invests in more forestry drones

Södra invests in more forestry drones

Södra is now investing in more forestry drones. This digital technology speeds up the work of field staff at the same time as it makes it more comprehensive and safer. “We have identified numerous applications where drones can enhance the efficiency...

24-11-2017 Hits:84 Forest

Record increase in electricity from the forest

Record increase in electricity from the forest

Between January and September, Södra delivered 15 times more green electricity to the public electricity grid compared with the same period in 2015. Deliveries are equivalent to the total electricity consumption* of 7,000 houses per year. The electri...

03-11-2017 Hits:101 Forest Bioenergy

Essity recognized by CDP as world leader for its action on water and forests

Essity recognized by CDP as world leader for its action on water and forests

Essity, a leading hygiene and health company, has been recognized as a global leader for its action on water and forests and received the highest score from CDP, an international not-for-profit charity that promotes a more sustainable economy. From t...

02-11-2017 Hits:80 Forest

Globalstar’s SPOT Gen3 to Protect Forest Workers Across France

Globalstar’s SPOT Gen3 to Protect Forest Workers Across France

Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. and the leader in satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies, has just announced that France’s Société Forestière has chosen SPOT Gen3 to protect...

02-11-2017 Hits:89 Forest

Production cost margins for sawmills in Brazil, Russia, and Finland have fallen during the first half of 2017

Production cost margins for sawmills in Brazil, Russia, and Finland have fallen during the first half of 2017

Production cost margins for sawmills in Brazil, Russia, and Finland have fallen during the first half of 2017, while they increased to their second highest level in 13 years in the US South in the 2Q/17, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly The ...

21-09-2017 Hits:214 Forest

Södra commences biofuel production

Södra commences biofuel production

Södra will invest more than SEK 100 million in the production of biomethanol, a sustainable fuel from forest raw material. The project will commence in autumn 2017 and is scheduled to be ready for operation by spring 2019. The aim is to produce 5,00...

05-09-2017 Hits:244 Biofuels

Unleashing the full power of research and innovation of the EU forest-based sector

Unleashing the full power of research and innovation of the EU forest-based sector

The Forest-based Sector Technology Platform (FTP) seeks to align public funding for research and innovation with proper technological developments to reduce GHG emissions and improve forest management and land use With its unique innovation portfoli...

14-08-2017 Hits:203 Forest

Swedish wood increasingly global

Swedish wood increasingly global

Global demand for Swedish wood is constantly rising. In the first half of 2017, Södra delivered sawn timber to 38 counties, representing more than a 100-percent increase in geographic markets since 2005. More and more global markets are acknowledgin...

01-08-2017 Hits:255 Forest

Aries Clean Energy Project Earns National Recognition for Sustainability

Aries Clean Energy Project Earns National Recognition for Sustainability

For the second time in less than 30 days, Aries Clean Energy’s gasification plant operating near Nashville has received recognition as a sustainability success. The latest award is national in scope, presented in Denver this week, from a leading envi...

12-07-2017 Hits:351 Forest Bioenergy

Aries Clean Energy Project Awarded State’s Highest Environmental Stewardship Recognition

Aries Clean Energy Project Awarded State’s Highest Environmental Stewardship Recognition

Aries Clean Energy’s biomass gasification plant just outside Nashville has been recognized as the driving force behind the City of Lebanon’s receipt of a 2017 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award, the most prestigious conservation award in Tenn...

12-07-2017 Hits:296 Forest Bioenergy

AkzoNobel helping to save the Brazilian rainforest

AkzoNobel helping to save the Brazilian rainforest

A large area of Brazilian rainforest located within one of AkzoNobel's sites is being planted with around 12,000 seedlings of species native to the region as part of an ongoing project to safeguard the fragile ecosystem. The seedlings will replace p...

12-07-2017 Hits:308 Forest

Pellets

Wood Pellet Imports to the UK Fell 24% Year-Over-Year in August after Record High Imports During the First Half of 2016

Wood pellet imports to the United Kingdom have gone up dramatically the past five years and are likely to reach a new all-time-high in 2016, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. The US South is the main supplying region with shipments h...

01-12-2016 Hits:719 Pellets

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North America exports of wood pellets reached record-highs in 2015

North America exports of wood pellets reached record-highs in 2015, with the US Gulf States increasing shipments by 70% from 2Q/15 to 4Q/15, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review Exportation of wood pellets from North America totaled 6.1...

11-05-2016 Hits:1015 Pellets

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Valmet to supply a wood pellet heating plant to the Helen Salmisaari power plant in Helsinki, Finland

Valmet will supply a wood pellet heating plant to Helen Oy's Salmisaari power plant. The wood pellet plant will enable Helen to increase the use of bio fuels in district heat production in Helsinki. The new plant helps the city of Helsinki to meet it...

20-04-2016 Hits:1006 Pellets

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Logistics

Cronus shows its mettle with new Cardiff gateway

One of Ireland’s most innovative logistic companies is now working with the Port of Cardiff in a move that guarantees container services continue to operate from Wales and expands the southern UK gateways to Ireland. Cronus Logistics has engaged wit...

07-04-2016 Hits:1094 Logistics

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Work begins on £25m Quay extention at Port of Tyne

The Port of Tyne has appointed the main contractor for the £25m extension of Riverside Quay, the Port’s multifunctional deep-sea facility at South Shields. The main contract for over 300 metres of quay work includes a 125 metre quay extension, an up...

16-01-2015 Hits:1995 Logistics

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L&G Forest Products Creates Timber Hub at the Port of Tilbury

The Port of Tilbury announces today (27 November) a new agreement with L&G Forest Products to create a 70,000sq.ft. timber hub at the port serving the Grafton Group and others throughout England. L&G, who are part of the Grafton Group whic...

28-11-2014 Hits:2531 Logistics

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Harvesting & Handling

Ecolog’s new 688E full-size harvester completes the E series

Now that the eight-wheeled Ecolog 688E harvester has made its world debut at Elmia Wood the E series is complete. Photo: Elmia AB At Elmia Wood Ecolog presented the new harvester that completes the new E series. It is the eight-wheel drive Ecolog 68...

13-06-2017 Hits:405 Harvesting & Handling

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German wins Forwarder World Cup

The new forwarder world champion, Daniel Bergmann of Germany, is praised by his fellow countrymen. Photo: Elmia AB When the final of the Forwarder World Cup was decided at Elmia Wood on Friday, the battle was between Daniel Bergmann of Germany and P...

13-06-2017 Hits:425 Harvesting & Handling

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Who’s the world’s best forwarder operator?

For anyone who wants to experience steel nerves, quick decisions and powerful machines, one hot tip is the stand of the Swedish Association of Forestry Contractors at Elmia Wood. “During the fair we’re holding the Swedish School Forwarder Champ...

18-05-2017 Hits:412 Harvesting & Handling

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Biofuels

Södra introduces new measurement technology for timber stacks at Värö

The measuring station at Värö will be the first at Södra to introduce new technology for measuring timber stack volumes on trucks. The new method is based on automated volume measurement using laser technology, developed by Swedish company, Mabema AB...

04-12-2017 Hits:45 Forest

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Stora Enso announces intent to acquire forest assets in conjunction with planned structural changes in Bergvik Skog AB

Shareholders representing 98% of the owners in Bergvik Skog AB, a Swedish forest holding company, have agreed to initiate discussions, based on a non-binding letter of intent, aiming at structural changes in Bergvik Skog Group. These shareholders are...

30-11-2017 Hits:52 Forest

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BillerudKorsnäs intends to acquire forest assets

BillerudKorsnäs has signed a letter of intent to acquire Bergvik Skog Öst AB, owned by Bergvik Skog AB. Bergvik Skog Öst AB comprises approximately 350,000 hectares of forest land in Sweden. The transaction will secure parts of BillerudKorsnäs’ wood ...

30-11-2017 Hits:57 Forest

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