Forest engineering in Spain has a long tradition and active presence in the engineering field. It is also one of the first educational institutions that shaped the Spanish technological panorama in the mid nineteenth century.Continue reading
According to recently published AEBIOM report, in 2015, wood pellet consumption in the EU reached 20,3 million tonnes which represented 6 % of total solid biomass used in Europe. Not suprisingly due to ambitious EUContinue reading
In 2015 pellet production capacity in Spain, distributed among 79 plants, was 1,250,000 tonnes, but production did not exceed 475,000, the 38%. It is one of the data obtained from the ENplus day: five yearsContinue reading
According to recent ITTO Tropical Timber Market (TTM) Report, three or four Indian plywood companies are considering setting up plants for the production of veneer in Gabon, which has become an attractive investment place for woodContinue reading
During the last decade the struggling Canadian forestry industry has been in steady decline with sawmills and paper mills having borne the brunt of recent closures. When a mill closes, the repercussions for a small northern Manitoba town can be nothing short of disastrous. The closure not only affects mill employees but the ensuing trickle-down effect has an impact on the entire community with far-reaching ramifications for contractors, secondary and tertiary workers. With the recent announcement that the Tolko paper mill will cease operations on December 2, 2016, again we’re faced with the age-old question: How can a community prepare for the potential loss of its primary employer?
During January-July 2016, total import of softwood lumber in India, was equal to 252 000 m³. Among India’s main trading partners in North America and Europe, Germany become a dominant market player in India, with a share equal toContinue reading
A report recently published by the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network provides an overview of the European Union’s biofuel, wood pellet market and biogas production. Without any doubts, the EU is the world’sContinue reading
Researchers from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) explored the possibilities of introducing risk into forest sector models (FSM). They have found a step-wise procedure, which has one main goal: help decision makers toContinue reading