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  • Membership opens for GreenBlue’s forest products working group

    Sustainability nonprofit GreenBlue has opened membership for its newly formed Forest Products Working Group, which brings together leading companies that rely on paper, wood, and other forest products to share their knowledge and develop new solutions for making their businesses more sustainable. The group was first publicly announced in October 2011 with eight founding members: Avery Dennison ...

  • BTEC and RPG Awarded Grant by U.S. Forest Service

    The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) and Resource Professional Group (RPG) today announced that they were awarded a $70,000 grant by the U.S. Forest Service’s Wood Education and Resource Center (WERC). The project will promote energy cost savings and environmental improvement of commercial buildings by educating building architects and biomass appliance manufacturers on wood energy. ...

  • GreenBlue launches new forest products working group

    Sustainability nonprofit GreenBlue has announced the launch of its new Forest Products Working Group, a working group with cross-industry representation of leading companies committed to addressing unmet needs in the forest products sector. The Forest Products Working Group will focus on developing practical tools and resources to address forest resource challenges and opportunities. The founding ...

  • B.C. company to harvest tropical rain forest - environmentalists cheer

    Reports of companies harvesting tropical rain forests usually bring howls of protests from conservationists. But a Canadian company is winning applause for its 25 year plan to harvest over $2 billion worth of prime tropical forest - much of it high valued hardwood - all of it underwater. After more than four decades under water, a tropical forest in Africa is being reclaimed using 21st century ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Looking for Funding Assistance for Irrigation Equipment?

    After water efficiency, the most common question about new irrigation technology is related to cost and financing. Marcos Perez, an engineer with the Natural Resources ConservationService (NRCS), recently discussed finances opportunities for center pivot irrigation equipment through the Environmental Quality ...


  • The Rocky Mountain Forest Restoration & Bioenergy Summit Set to Begin Next Week in Denver

    The Rocky Mountain Forest Restoration & Bioenergy Summit will take place April 16 in Denver, Colo. At this one-day, content-rich event, experts in forestry, bioenergy and public policy will outline the current condition of Rocky ...


    By BBI International

  • Koch Industries Joins GEMI

    The Global Environmental Management Initiative(GEMI) today announced the addition of its newest member company, Koch Industries, a U.S.-based leading global corporation with companies that supply communities with energy to heat and cool buildings, fibers for carpets and garments, chemicals used in manufacturing, process and pollution control equipment, forest and consumer products, fertilizer and ...

  • Morbark Signs Bailey’s, Inc., as Tree Care Products, Boxer Equipment Dealer

    Morbark, Inc., a leading manufacturer of tree care, forestry, sawmill, and wood recycling equipment, is pleased to announce it has signed a contract adding Bailey’s, Inc., as the exclusive Morbark® tree care products dealer for Northern California. Bailey’s also becomes a Boxer® Equipment distributor; all North American Boxer distributors have non-exclusive territories. ...


  • Sawmills in China Industry Research Report – Now Available from IBISWorld

    Revenue for Sawmills in China is set to reach $10.4 billion in 2013, reflecting 16.6% annualized growth over the past five years, says IBISWorld. The rapid development of China’s real estate market has created huge demand for construction wood, wood for decoration, and wood furniture. Meanwhile, the rapid development of ...


    By IBISWorld

  • Circular cutting chain does the job with less hassle

    Bracke Forest promises lightning-fast roadside clearing, but behind that slogan lies new technology that makes stand thinning and clearing more efficient, which in turn can increase the availability of biofuel. The new silviculture and biomass head was exhibited at the World Bioenergy trade fair in Jönköping and is a hybrid between a traditional harvester head and a giant brush ...


    By Elmia AB

  • FPInnovations inaugurates its new research facilities for NanoCrystalline cellulose

    FPInnovations has announced inauguration of its new NanoCrystalline Cellulose (NCC) research facilities, which consist of a state-of-the-art pilot plant, new high-performance equipment for the Québec City laboratory and two new research laboratories located at Pointe-Claire. The Pointe-Claire laboratories are dedicated primarily to NCC chemistry, as well as to NCC and nanocomposites ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • GreenBlue unveils new brand identity and website

    For the first time in its nine-year history, sustainability nonprofit GreenBlue® has unveiled a new brand strategy to increase the organization's impact in working with the private sector to tackle sustainability challenges. After a year of extensive research and consultation with key stakeholders, today marks the debut of the new GreenBlue brand, as well as the launch of the redesigned ...

  • Using genetic markers to trace oak wood barrels

    Researchers at INRA Bordeaux-Aquitaine have identified new genetic markers and developed genotyping technology that can identify species and determine if a lot of oak wood matches its stated provenance. The technology is flexible, quick, accurate, and cost-effective. To make it available to wine-barrel industry stakeholders (forest managers, stave mills, coopers, winemakers), the technology will ...

  • Consumers guide to green labels in Canada

    Industry Canada has published a useful guide that explains some of the common green claims and labels one will find in Canada. EcoLogo ecoLogoThe Canadian EcoLogo (also known as Environmental Choice) helps you identify products and services that have been independently certified to meet strict environmental standards that reflect their entire life cycle-from manufacturing to ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • GreenBlue names Nina Goodrich Executive Director

    The Board of Directors of GreenBlue today announced the appointment of Nina Goodrich as Executive Director of the organization. Goodrich will also continue in her current role as Program Director for GreenBlue’s flagship project, the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC). "We are thrilled that Nina is taking on the role of Executive Director for GreenBlue, and we look forward to the ...

  • Prime movers with purpose

    PrimeTech’s new PT-300 prime mover fills the gap for its clients, fitting perfectly between the smaller PT-200 and the larger PT-400 The French Canadian logging and farming hamlet of Plamondon in North Eastern Alberta has barely 350 residents but can boast an active community. It’s just a dozen or so kilometers off Highway 63, the main route between the province’s industrial ...

  • US Composting Council Announces the Hiring of its New Executive Director

    The United States Composting Council (USCC) is delighted to announce the hiring of Michael Virga as its new Executive Director, effective today.  Mr. Virga, formerly the Executive Director of Forestry at the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), has been engaged in sustainability efforts throughout his thirty-year career. "Michael brings a wealth of ...


    By US Composting Council

  • Six months after disaster, Philippine farmers bring in the harvest

    Tens of thousands of farmers are bringing in their first rice harvest just six months after one of the worst typhoons to ever hit the Philippines left their fields in tatters and their livelihoods at risk, FAO announced today. After Typhoon Haiyan hit the central Philippines on 8 November, 2013, the situation was dire. More than 6,000 people lost their lives, while some 600,000 hectares of ...

  • Expobiomasa delivers: 16,423 professionals visited the largest annual sector fair in Europe

    The 564 exhibitors, who came from 24 countries and took up over 26,000 m2of exhibition space, were already expecting Expobiomasa to be a success. Now, only a few days after doors closed on ...

  • New Worker Protection Rules Impact Farm, Greenhouse Workers

    Owners of farms, forests, nurseries and greenhouses that use pesticides in agricultural plant production will have to implement additional safeguards for their pesticide handlers and agricultural workers under a revision to the Worker Protection Standard. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published the new rules in the Federal Register Nov. 2. Compliance with most of the new rules will be ...


    By Ohio State University

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