Monday, 03 August 2015 07:57

The Carbon Neutrality of Forest Biomass

The world of environmental science, for better or for worse, can be construed as being a relatively subjective field. And because of this fact, environmental policies that flow from Washington are oftentimes ill-conceived and shortsighted. The White House’s recent policy…
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 12:46

INADCO Sampler for Biomass

“The numbers tell the tale” is a familiar slogan. And a lot of industries use their laboratories to check the specifications of their product. But how do you collect a reliable and representative sample from a running process. And how…
The China Forest Certification Council (CFCC) has announced that the Chinese Government has passed and is enacting immediately its new national forest certification regulations. These important rules set out the scope, framework, and requirements for all forest certifications operating in…
On 18-19 June under the Latvian Presidency of EU Council, an informal meeting of Forest Directors was held in Riga. The meeting aimed to discuss the results of the UN Forum for Forests and development of the Forest Europe policy…
UPM, WWF Finland, Finnish Environment Institute and Metsähallitus Parks & Wildlife Finland have carried through a joint project to promote the living conditions of the endangered white-backed woodpecker in commercial forests. During the last 20 years, the population of the white-backed…
UPM has received recognition from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for its exemplary forest management practices. The recognition was conferred by the Forestry General Direction of Uruguay as part of a National Workshop titled “Methodological…
UPM’s ValChem project has received EUR 13.1 million funding from the European Union. The project will be done in cooperation with Sekab, METabolic EXplorer and Technische Universität Darmstadt. The total budget of the project is around  EUR 18.5 million. ValChem…
International efforts to stem forest loss and achieve the goal of ‘zero net deforestation’ are lagging well behind target, with only Colombia, Ecuador and Peru having set targets to succeed by 2020.  Of the fourteen nations included in a new…
New-generation forest owners are managing their own forests and aiming for more than just a return on their investment. At least as important to them is to care for their forests in a long-term, environmentally suitable way. That was clear…
Södra has now cleared all wood felled by the severe Storm Egon. Södra thereby judges the risk of insect damage and loss of wood value to be low. On 10-11 January 2015, Storm Egon swept over southern Sweden and damaged…
Södra's nursery in Flåboda has now completed the transition to fossil-free operation. In 2016, efforts will continue to convert all sapling production at Södra Skogsplantor to eliminate the use of fossil fuels at this stage of operations. "This is a…
The data on privately-owned forests collected by the Finnish Forest Centre quite likely constitutes one of the world’s most extensive databases on forest resources. In May, the extent of data on privately-owned forest stands surpassed the 10 million-hectare mark. This…