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IKEA Acquires Forest in Alabama

February 12, 2018

IKEA Group has acquired its first U.S. forest property, covering approximately 25,000 acres in Lowndes County, Alabama. The investment in forestry is part of a broader strategy to invest in the sustainable production of resources that IKEA Group consumes directly, such as energy, or indirectly through its products (wood raw material,

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Technology serving forest managers accelerating rapidly

February 12, 2018

With the speed of technology devices and software applications improving faster than ever, the need for professional foresters and operations managers to keep pace with the changes is greater now too. A new international forest management technology conference is set to bring all of the latest inventory and harvest planning

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Cryptominers seeking unused mill space in Quebec

February 8, 2018

MONTREAL – Reuters reports that at least two Canadian pulp and paper companies are reviewing offers by cryptocurrency miners who want to lease excess mill space in Quebec. Electricity prices in Quebec are among the lowest in North America. Resolute Forest Products and Fortress Global Enterprises said they have received interest

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N.B. Premier “cautiously optimistic” about softwood exemption

February 8, 2018

After a recent meeting with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Jr. in Washington, New Brunswick’s Premier, Brian Gallant, said he remains cautiously optimistic that softwood lumber from his province will get an exemption from current tariffs. New Brunswick producers have previously been exempt from softwood lumber duties, but the

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Switch to biomass cuts costs and GHG emissions in Yellowknife

February 8, 2018

The City of Yellowknife’s Biomass District Energy System is the 2018 winner in the energy category of the Federation of Canadian Municpalities’ Sustainable Communities Awards. Throughout Northern Canada, heating buildings is both essential and expensive. The region relies on costly fossil fuels that contribute to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To

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WorkSafeBC has a plan to reduce injuries in forestry

February 8, 2018

RICHMOND, B.C. — WorkSafeBC has released a new three-year plan to help employers reduce serious injuries in the forestry sector through more focused inspections. The 2018-2020 Forestry High-Risk Strategy is a renewed commitment for prevention activities in harvesting and related operations. “The intent of the forestry high-risk strategy is to

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“Warehouse” of biomass and land-use data available to public

February 6, 2018

A world-class data and information management system that collates inventories from forestry, agriculture, and municipal sectors in Alberta is now available to the public. This new interactive web-based tool designed by Silvacom and Alberta Innovates will support potential investment in Alberta’s bio-resource economy by connecting the world to provincial biomass,

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