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Lumbering Logistics Grows

Most pulp and paper producers have built up significant in-house logistics operations alongside their core business, reflecting the specialized nature of forest products transportation.

Downturn Shreds European Forest Products

The forestry industry in Europe, the former Soviet Union and North America last year suffered the biggest decline in demand for wood since the 1970s, and that wasn’t even the worst of the news for this foundation business.

Fibria and Stora Enso to start planning Veracel II

Oct 13 2009  Fibria and Stora Enso, co-owners of Brazilian pulp mill Veracel, are reportedly close to a re-start of the planning process for an expansion of Veracel, the so called Veracel II project.

Ilim Group to strengthen its position in Siberia

Considering increased demand on coniferous pulp in China and large forest resources in Siberia Ilim Group is currently carrying out research on construction of a new pulp and paper mill in Bratsk (Irkutsk region).

Filling a Need: Forest Plantations for Bioenergy in the South

The growing number of renewable energy projects in the Southern U.S. utilizing woody biomass will require the development of short-rotation bioenergy plantations.

Atikokan coal plant to switch to wood pellets

Ontario Power Generation is switching its coal-fired power plant in Atikokan to a biomass burning plant by 2012.

The plan is to burn wood pellets instead of coal.

Enligna is expanding its wood pellet mill in Nova Scotia


Enligna Canada, a wood pellet manufacturer, is expanding its production capabilities in Upper Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia to meet international demands.

Russian Forest Sector News at a glance

October 2, 2009

Radiata Pine shortage crimps U.S. domestic market

By  Sam Sherrill, Deputy Editor, Crow's, RISI

Mayr-Melnhof Holz GmbH and LSR Group to launch the largest wood-processing plant in Northwest Russia

September 25, 2009 Phase 1 of the LLC MM-Efimovsky wood-processing plant was officially launched in the village of Chudtsy, Boksitogorsky district, Leningrad region. The joint project of the Austrian company, Mayr-Melnhof Holz GmbH and LSR Group was realized by MM-Efimovsky with the support of the Leningrad Region Government.  Total investment volume amounted to EUR 80 billion.


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