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Uses of Timber Keep Expanding Prefabricated Houses and Chemical Feedstock

9 Nov 2017

The proportion of prefabricated new detached and semi-detached houses receiving planning permission from January to July 2017 in Germany has risen to be 19.6% of the total.

Renewables News

Wind turbines ‘provided double the amount of energy needed for homes in October’

7 Nov 2017

Wind turbines ‘provided double the amount of energy needed for homes in October’. Strong winds and storms during October helped turbines produce more than 1.7 million megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity.

Renewables News

Renewable energy hits record popularity in the UK

7 Nov 2017

Official figures show that renewable energy has hit record popularity in the UK, while support for fracking has hit a record low.

Renewables

Britain’s £1 billion ban on cheap onshore wind energy technology

3 Nov 2017

This report from the Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit is very welcome but only confirms what we in the industry have been telling government repeatedly since the ban was introduced in 2015.

Forestry News

China's Rising Demand for European Timber

2 Nov 2017

FIM has always expected that a recovery in timber consumption in the US would lead to an increase in demand for timber from Canada, the US’s national trading partner for timber, which in turn would open up a new market for European producers to fill, rising Chinas ever-growing demand.

Forestry News

Further Investment Announced in UK Timber Processing Industry

2 Nov 2017

Kronospan has announced a £200 million investment at its UK production facility at Chirk, North Wales.

Forestry News

The Rise of Cross Laminate Timber

24 Oct 2017

The UK has a chronic shortage of houses. Last year only 170,000 dwellings were completed, 130,000 below what many commentators believe is required to meet current levels of demand. However, there is a new emerging technology that could result in over half a million homes a year being built and the housing deficit being eradicated.

Forestry News

Will the cars of the future be partially made of wood?

16 Oct 2017

Timber has been used in the construction of homes and ships for thousands of years, and there is now the potential for it to be used in cars.

Forestry News

Major timber mill expansion takes shape...

13 Oct 2017

Construction of the Norbord mill expansion is now well underway at their Inverness site.

Forestry News

The use of sawn softwood in the UK is expected to rise by a further 2% in 2017, to reach 9.6 million cubic metres.

12 Oct 2017

The UK is second only to Germany in its consumption of sawn softwood in Europe. Steady increases in consumption of sawn softwood underpin the strength in the market for homegrown timber by an active sawmilling sector. Homegrown production has risen by nearly 8% over the past two years, and is now 3.7 million cubic metres.

Forestry News

Leading the way from tree to home

12 Oct 2017

At this week's From Tree to Timber Homes conference, delegates reported growth all round.

Renewables News

Cabinet Secretary for Environment Lesley Griffiths today announced new ambitious targets for energy generation in Wales.

27 Sep 2017

Electricity generation from renewables in Wales has trebled since 2010, and last year provided 32% of the electricity we use. The Cabinet Secretary said she believes Wales can be at the forefront of global efforts to decarbonise and today announced challenging new targets for renewable energy production.

Forestry News

The benefits of tree breeding are now being realised…

26 Sep 2017

The benefits of tree breeding are now being realised…

Forestry News

Renewables News

CHP and energy-from-waste win contracts in UK renewables auction

11 Sep 2017

Two biomass combined heat and power (CHP) schemes and six waste-to-energy plants have emerged as winners under the UK’s second Contracts for Difference auction.

Renewables News

Offshore wind power cheaper than new nuclear

11 Sep 2017

Energy from offshore wind in the UK will be cheaper than electricity from new nuclear power for the first time.

Forestry News

FIM makes key appointment to grow their forestry business

3 Aug 2017

FIM makes key appointment to grow their forestry business