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China set to increase imports of pulp

7 Dec 2017

China is set to increase its imports of pulp for a seventh consecutive year.

Forestry News

Largest new forest in decades to be planted in Northumberland

1 Dec 2017

More than 600,000 trees will be planted near Wooler over the next two years, after England’s largest woodland planting scheme in decades was given the go-ahead by the Forestry Commission today.

Renewables News

UK Rejoins EY Renewables Attractiveness Index Top Ten

24 Nov 2017

UK Rejoins EY Renewables Attractiveness Index Top Ten

Renewables News

UK Achieves In Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

24 Nov 2017

UK Achieves In Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Forestry News

UK Timber Market Review and Outlook

21 Nov 2017

UK Timber Market Review and Outlook

Forestry News

Increase in softwood lumber production

17 Nov 2017

British sawmills increased production 5% in 2016 to £3.6 million m3. The increase was largely driven by sawmills in Scotland and England.

Forestry News

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

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 Laminated 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.