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  • EPDs for Australian timber products

    PE INTERNATIONAL partners with the Timber Development Association (TDA) in Australia to create Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for six Australian timber products. “These EPDs are an exciting step forward for our industry as they will help demonstrate to users the strong environmental credentials of timber and allow it to be compared like-for-like with other construction products" ...


    By thinkstep

  • Ecologix Resource Group Commences Relationship With Leading Timber Import Company

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/07/10 -- Ecologix Resource Group (OTCBB: EXRG) announced today it has commenced a relationship with a leading timber importer based in India. The Company has received an initial order for approximately 400 cubic meters of sawn timber and logs, or roughly $250,000 USD value, from a leading international timber importer. Ecologix expects this order to be ...


    By Marketwire

  • Indonesia’s ambitious forest moratorium moves forward

    A summary of key elements, and unanswered questions, in Indonesia’s recent moratorium on new forest permits. On May 20, 2011, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed a Presidential Instruction (“decree”) putting into effect ...

  • FireIce Successfully Used by US Forest Service to Control Timber Fire in Washington State

    GelTech Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: GLTC), creators of FireIce, a revolutionary water-enhancing fire suppressant that has the potential to change current firefighting techniques globally, announced that FireIce was chosen over water and long term retardant to combat the Mount Barney fire burning in heavy timber north of Winthrop, Washington in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. FireIce was ...


    By Marketwire

  • Responsible Forestry and CSR – The Business Case

    The significance of responsible timber sourcing practices to promote sustainable forest management and combat climate change will be the focus of the keynote speech by Ben Gunneberg, PEFC International Secretary General at the forthcoming World Engineers Summit (WES) in Singapore next week. Sustainable forest management is key to maintaining the forest carbon stock ...


    By PEFC International

  • 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 ...

  • PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue: Final Agenda Released

    The sold-out PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue on "Advancing Sustainable Trade in Asia", part of the PEFC Forest Certification Week, which started today in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, will provide take stock and identify opportunities to catalyze uptake of sustainable practices within the region. Participants can look forward to solutions-oriented discussions towards mainstreaming sustainability on a range ...


    By PEFC International

  • Sino-Forest Provides Update on the Status of its Accounts Receivable

    Sino-Forest Corporation ("Sino-Forest" or the "Company") today provided a status update regarding its efforts to collect accounts receivable owing to subsidiaries of the Company. In support of the Company's March 30, 2012 application under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act ("CCAA"), Sino-Forest filed an affidavit (the "Initial Affidavit") ...

  • Global Earth Energy, Inc. and Reflora de Brazil, a Brazilian Company, Announce Multi-Billion Dollar Deal in Green Sector

    Global Earth Energy, Inc. (OTCBB: GLER), a U.S.-based provider of energy solutions, is extremely pleased to announce a joint venture with Reflora de Brazil, a Brazilian based company. Involved in Carbon sequestration, Reflora expects that potential gross revenues, which are cited by an independent third party, could exceed $200mm over the next decade, potentially reaching into the billions. ...


    By Marketwire

  • Sweden’s biggest forest owner seeks partners in Europe

    Sveaskog owns 3.3 million hectares of productive forest land and is thereby Sweden’s biggest forest owner. By taking part in World Bioenergy 2010 the company hopes to make international business contacts in the biofuel sector. “For a while now we’ve noticed great interest from European energy companies who want to use more forest raw materials in their heating and power ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Two Organizations Join PEFC International as International Stakeholder Members

    “PEFC is pleased to welcome the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) and theInternational Council of Forest and Paper Associations(ICPFA) as PEFC International Stakeholder members,” said Ben Gunneberg, PEFC Secretary General, following their acceptance during the PEFC General Assembly. “We are looking ...


    By PEFC International

  • Cathay Forest Announces Chairman of the Board and Management Changes

    TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 08/17/10 -- Cathay Forest Products Corp. (TSX VENTURE: CFZ) ("Cathay Forest" or the "Company") announces that Mr. John Duncanson has been appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer and continues to serve as a Director of Cathay Forest. Mr. Duncanson replaces Mr. Anthony Ng, who retains his role as President and will continue to serve as a Director of the ...


    By Marketwire

  • New “Soft Commodities Compact” Supports Global Efforts to End Deforestation

    “The Soft Commodities Compact demonstrates a great awareness of, and commitment to, sustainability within the banking sector and offers a huge potential to help transform the way commodities such as palm oil, soy and timber are produced and processed,” said Ben Gunneberg, PEFC Secretary General, welcoming the ‘Soft Commodities’ Compact, which was launched earlier this week ...


    By PEFC International

  • 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 Foundation

  • New direction for England’s public forest estate

    England’s best known historic forests will be protected for future generations under proposals announced by Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman today. The transfer of heritage forests such as the New Forest and the Forest of Dean to charitable trusts will mean walkers, riders and cyclists will still be able to enjoy them as they do at the moment. The proposals are contained in a ...

  • NACF: Mississippi Foresters Anticipate Biomass Boost

    HOUSTON - Mississippi tree farmers look forward to new biomass facilities in the state providing a new market for wood, according to an article published Saturday in the Clarion-Ledger. The Jackson, Miss.-based paper reported that the state's future as a biomass and biofuels hub was one of the topics discussed at a forestry summit last Friday at the Old Capitol Museum hosted by Lt. Gov. Phil ...

  • Forestry advisory panel membership announced

    Members of an independent panel of experts that will make recommendations on forestry policy for England have been announced today by Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman. The panel, to be chaired by the Right Reverend James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool, brings together a wide range of interests and expertise covering the environmental, social and economic aspects of forestry. They will ...

  • Conservation Easements: a Good Investment for the U.S. South

    With forests being converted at a rapid pace in the South, conservation easements are one of the most promising approaches to conserve and sustainably manage them. A conservation easement is a voluntary agreement in which a landowner agrees to sell or donate the development rights to his or her ...

  • Battle over genetically modified foods in Oregon

    Unable to find a good solution to protecting their certified organic seed crops from potential contamination from genetically engineered crops, small organic farmers in this Oregon valley are appealing to a higher power: voters. They wanted to protect their crops from being cross-pollinated by genetically modified ones, and asked voters in two counties to ban the cultivation of GMOs - a move that ...


    By Associated Press

  • Western's Annual Results Show Significant Improvement; Net Income for 2010 Improved by $103 Million Over 2009

    Western Forest Products Inc. (TSX: WEF) - 2010 HIGHLIGHTS -- Generated positive EBITDA of $47.7 million, an $82.5 million improvement over 2009 EBITDA -- Achieved net income of $27.7 million for the year, a $103.0 million improvement over 2009 -- Increased liquidity to $84.6 million compared to $37.3 million a year ago -- Net debt to capitalization reduced to ...


    By Marketwire

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