ESTIMATES OF CARBON DIOXIDE WITHHELD FROM THE ATMOSPHERE BY URBAN HARDWOOD PRODUCTS

Funded in 2011 by the USDA Forest Service, Wood Education & Resource Center (WERC), Dovetail Partners conducted a study on the potential for carbon sequestration (storage) in three urban hardwood products: landscape mulch, biomass for fuel, and solid wood products. An Excel model was developed that focused specifically on tons...

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Development of LignoCity to boost new businesses in bioeconomy

Using the testbed LignoCity in Kristinehamn, Sweden, RISE together with partners has shown how lignin can be used to produce both bioplastics, biocoatings, bioresins, biofuels as well as carbon fibre for lightweight applications and energy storage. Now a new project is being launched to further develop LignoCity and help startups...

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  • Global Timber and Wood Products Market Update

        Global softwood lumber prices continued their two-year climb in the 1Q/18 with the pace being higher in North America than in the Nordic countries, Russia and China, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly.   Lumber Markets – North America After softwood lumber consumption in the US reached a ten-year...

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  • RESOURCE JOBS ARE KEY TO STRONG COMMUNITIES, SAYS NIGHBOR

    Canadian industries will continue to work with Ottawa in the hope of addressing cross-border trade issues and regulatory challenges that impact their competitiveness. However, industry leaders also have an opportunity to put their respective sectors on a stronger competitive-footing, according to Derek Nighbor CEO of the Forest Products Association of...

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  • Squamish Chamber forestry resolution gets support from BC Chamber

    The advocacy group for B.C.’s chambers of commerce has thrown its weight behind the Squamish Chamber’s call for the provincial government to address a pressing forestry issue. A Squamish Chamber of Commerce policy resolution about what the local forest industry sees as an under-harvest of the coastal allowable annual cut...

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  • New McDonald’s shows off its cross-laminated timber design

    A far cry from the kitschy memorabilia of the Rock ’n’ Roll-themed building it replaces, the essentially all-new design of River North’s flagship McDonalds at 600 N. Clark Street in Chicago is finally starting to come together. At its heart is an innovative construction material known as Cross Laminated Timber. In line...

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  • Unifor reaches tentative agreement with Catalyst Paper

    VANCOUVER, CNW – A new four-year tentative agreement has been reached between Catalyst Paper and Unifor, representing approximately 750 workers in British Columbia. “This agreement achieves the pattern bargaining goals that Unifor set for the western pulp sector, which is helping to raise standards across the board,” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias....

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Spring #2 2018 vol. 23 #3

Spring #2 2018 vol. 23 #3

May 31, 2018
By: Brett Vezina

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