Canada

  • The 2013 Marcus Wallenberg Prize is being awarded to Professor Derek Gray

    Etiketter: Forest research and education
    The 2013 Marcus Wallenberg Prize is awarded to Professor Derek Gray, McGill University, Canada, for his contributions to the path breaking research on nano crystalline cellulose (NCC), its fundamental properties and applications. The fundamental discoveries, related to the chiral nematic behavior of NCC suspensions, create potential for new wood and other lignocellulosic products for unique value added applications. Gray’s research has inspired researchers all over the world to intensify research on nanocellulose in general, thus opening future business possibilities for the forest-based sector. / MPW.org
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  • Wood pellet exports from North America were up over 50%

    Etiketter: Forestry
    North American wood pellet exports reached a new record of over one million tons in the 1Q/13, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. There has been a steady growth in shipments from both the US and Canada the past few years, mainly as a result of the continued increase in demand for pellets in the United Kingdom. / Wood Resources International
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  • China importation of lumber and logs up 30 % year-over-year

    Etiketter: Wood
    Increased investments in the housing sector resulted in record imports of logs and lumber to China in the 2Q/13, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Lumber importation has grown faster than that of logs, with Russia and Canada being the major lumber suppliers in recent years. New Zealand has become the major supplier of logs, overtaking Russia, who has long dominated this market. / Wood Resources International
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  • Canadian wood profits surge

    Etiketter: Wood
    Canadian wood-products industry profits will more than double this year to Can$808 million as the surging sector cashes in on a US housing market recovery and strong demand from China, according to the Conference Board of Canada. / Timberbiz
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  • Will the Canadian agreement stand test of time?

    Etiketter: Wood
    Back before the oil sands became the environmental movement’s preferred symbol of Canadian delinquency, sparking Greenpeace demonstrations at our embassies in Europe and arrests outside the White House, it was our forest industry that got all the bad press abroad. / Timberbiz
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  • Layoffs ahead at Resolute pulp mill

    Etiketter: The pulp and paper industry
    Resolute Forest Products is to lay off 110 workers at its Thunder Bay newsprint plant for two weeks starting Wednesday. In general, market analysts are expecting demand for Canadian newsprint and pulp to be negatively affected by slowing economic growth in China. / Pulp-Paper World
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  • Mountain pine beetle genome decoded

    Etiketter: Forest research and education
    The genome of the mountain pine beetle – the insect that has devastated B.C.’s lodgepole pine forests – has been decoded by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre. / Branschnytt
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  • Lumber markets improved sharply in the US

    Etiketter: Wood
    Lumber markets improved sharply in the US during 2012 and early 2013; production was up eight percent and prices have increased over 60 percent since late 2011, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. The lumber market in the US really took off in late 2012 and early 2013. Lumber prices in February were more than 60 percent higher than in late 2011. Increased lumber production has put upward pressure on sawlog prices and in the US Northwest, Douglas-fir sawlog prices reached a five-year high in the 4Q/12, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. / Wood Resources Quarterly
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  • Timber buildings enhance wellbeing

    Etiketter: Wood
    Canadian Architect Tye Farrow is pleased with the new timber-rich College of Creative Arts Building at Massey University’s Wellington campus. / TimberBiz
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  • Go to Canada for timber jobs

    Etiketter: Wood
    The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has welcomed an announcement by the Minister of Citizen, Immigration and Multiculturalism, Jason Kenney, concerning a new Federal Skilled Trades Program to help address labour shortages in skilled trades. / Timberbiz
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