Despite high lumber prices, log prices in the U.S. South remained at the same low level as in previous years. However, this gap is beginning to close. Atlanta-based Domain Capital Group, which manages $600 million in forestry assets, is already seeing growing prices for standing timber. Scott Reaves, director of forest...
Smurfit Kappa has announced a significant investment of Euro 11.5 million in its Zülpich paper mill in Germany, which will fund a fuel conversion project aimed at significantly reducing the plant’s CO2 emissions. The plant currently produces approximately 500,000 tonnes of paper annually.
Keta Kosman, Publisher of Madison’s Lumber Reporter, monitors lumber prices every day. She thinks we are in a new era for the economy. In the 1950s, there was much infrastructure building, it was all a huge boom for the economy for two decades. We're in a similar situation right now, she says. The U.S. administration i...
Lenzing Group is continuing to make great strides toward achieving carbon neutrality across the Group. The successful completion and commissioning of an air purification and sulfur recovery plant at the Lenzing facility marks another milestone in the Group’s strategy.
SCA invests SEK 50 million ($6 million) to reduce environmental impact from its Härnösand pellet mill I Sweden and to reduce discomforts for neighbours. The investments comprise among other items a wet electrical filter.
Finnpulp Oy, which is planning a bioproduct mill project in Kuopio, Finland, has submitted an application for annulment to the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC).
The Koehler Group is planning to fully convert its power plant at its Oberkirch, Germany location to biomass in the coming years. The change represents an investment of just under Euro 60 million ($73 million) for Koehler, and will enable the company to produce the energy it needs for its paper production operations in...
Russ Taylor, president of British Columbia based Russ Taylor Global, says that high prices cure high prices. High lumber prices will eventually reduce demand and increase supply – high prices scare people away. He is confident the prices for lumber will start to settle down, but at higher levels than we have ever seen ...
Lessebo Paper has launched their environmental declaration for year 2021, based on 2020s data, and reports a continuous decrease of CO2 emissions. The production of pulp and paper emits only 19 kg CO2 per tonne of finished product, resulting in a decrease of 14% compared to last year’s historically low CO2 figure.
The Lenzing Group, the leading global supplier of wood-based specialty fibers, will invest more than Euro 200 million in its production sites in Purwakarta, Indonesia, and Nanjing, China, to convert existing standard viscose capacity into environmentally responsible specialty fibers.
In 2020, Russian exports of softwood logs fell by 18.8% y-o-y to 6,9 million m3, while the average price dropped 3.8% to $76.0 per m3.
The demand for lumber is on fire. In the United States prices have gone up 300% or 400%. The Canadian supply is going down fast. Is it a new super-cycle for lumber and permanent high prices? No one has an answer to this question. That never happened, but now wood prices are through the roof again. We tried to figure it...
11Foundry offers a compliance software solution named FiberTrace, developed for their industry peers to process, organise, and manage supply chain documents. DoubleHelix will help to ensure that all information and data entered into the FiberTrace system is authentic and trustworthy, all the way back to forest source.
By combining their expertise and latest innovations, Siegwerk and Kotkamills will actively create new capabilities for fibre-based packaging printers and producers, promoting circularity.
Segezha Group’s packaging production plant in Aalborg, Denmark, this year became the Group’s first facility to switch to totally CO2 free electricity.
The British Columbia (BC) government is investing over $5 million to help Community Forest Agreement holders complete wildfire risk reduction projects.
In 2021 Reno De Medici (RDM) Group’s Italian plants will purchase electricity from renewable sources only. RDM Group reinforces its commitment to an energy policy based on the use of renewable sources, increasing the energy efficiency of production activities and modernizing industrial processes to make them sustain...
Spring sowing works have started in the largest nurseries of JSC “Latvia’s State Forests” (LVM). LVM Mazsili, Strenči nurseries, as well as Podiņi tree nursery, which was expanded last year, have been actively sowing seeds of forest seedlings.
Zero-emissions goal emphasizes Enviva’s mission to fight climate change, pledging to become carbon neutral and use 100% renewable energy in its operations.
In early April, Catalyst Crofton, a Paper Excellence company, will resume regular seasonal operation of the Cowichan Lake weir (dam) that regulates water flow out of Cowichan Lake in Canada.