Sunday, November 20, 2016

World Wide Wood Production

In 1998, the worldwide production of "round-wood", was about 1,500,000,000 cubic metres, amounting to around 45% of the wood cultivated in the world.



Cut logs and branches destined to become elements for building construction accounted for approximately 55% of the world's industrial wood production.

25% became wood pulp (including wood powder and truccioli) mainly destined for the production of paper and paperboard, and approximately 20% became panels in plywood and valuable wood for furniture's and objects of common use (FAO 1998).

The World's largest producer and consumer of officially accounted wood is the United States, although the country that possesses the greatest area of forest is Russia.

In the 1970's, the countries with the largest forest area were:
  1. Soviet Union (approximately 8,800,000 km²), 
  2. Brazil (5,150,000 km²), 
  3. Canada (4,400,000 km²), 
  4. United States (3,000,000 km²), 
  5. Indonesia (1,200,000 km²) and 
  6. Democratic Republic of Congo (1,000,000 km²). 
Other countries with important production and consumption of wood usually have a low density of population in relation to their territorial extension, here we can include countries as Argentina, Chile, Finland, Poland, Sweden, Ukraine.

Source: Wikipedia

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Power-Gen Russia Conference and Exhibition


POWER-GEN Russia, featuring HydroVision Russia is the premier annual forum for the electric power industry within Russia. This well established event is part of PennWell’s highly successful family of POWER-GEN global events.

POWER-GEN Russia, formerly known as Russia Power, will continue its established legacy of addressing the key issues affecting the region's power sector. This essential event delivers a world class exhibition floor combined with a multi-track conference programme devised by experts in field of electric power generation.

POWER-GEN Russia is the central meeting point for the Russian and International power generation industry. Its world class exhibition floor features the major players in the Russian and international power industry displaying and demonstrating the latest services and technologies. Complimenting the traditional POWER-GEN Russia power generation marketplace, our 2016 event will incorporate the industry growth in on-site power production.

This new feature enables this established and premier event to reach those within many markets including petrochemical, steel, agricultural and oil and gas where such on-site power production has become a rising trend, enabling those interested in such activities to network, learn and do business with like-minded others. This addition to POWER-GEN Russia demonstrates our obligation to ensure our attendees and exhibitors are at the forefront of this industry movement. 

The upcoming POWER-GEN Russia Conference & Exhibition is a specialized platform attended by more than 4,500 power industry professionals, representing the only truly international event serving the Russian power market. Discover innovative and practical solutions ensuring progression in efficiency and technological excellence for the Russian power market.
  • Interact with Russian and International exhibitors displaying and demonstrating the latest services and technologies for generation, grid, and end consumer
        
  • Learn as unique global and Russian power sector know-how is shared, addressing the key issues affecting the region’s power sector
        
  • Discuss such technical topics as distributed energy, sustainable development and plant performance modernization
Listen to a variety of hot topics such as the future of the Russian power and hydroelectric sectors, human capital development, energy efficiency, models for the heat energy market, and financing a distributed energy project

Delivering a world class exhibition floor, POWER-GEN Russia features the major players in the Russian and international power industry displaying and demonstrating the latest services and technologies; representing unrivalled networking and business opportunities for attendees and exhibitors alike.

 Be a part of the largest gathering of global power professionals in Russia and showcase your products and technologies by reserving your place at POWER-GEN Russia.

Source: Power-Gen Russia



Monday, September 5, 2016

Collum's Lumber Products, LLC - Sawmill Tour

Broadcasted: 8.9.2015: A tour of our sawmill, located in Allendale, SC, showing how we turn southern yellow pine trees into lumber.

Canadian lumber producers continued their expansion in US South in 2015

The 20 most important Canadian companies increased production in 2015 (+3.6%), but it was not sufficient to keep paced with the rest of the industry as a result their market share of total Canadian lumber shipments slipped to 74% in 2015 from 80% in 2014.


The global softwood lumber production 2014.

According to Wood Markets, the decline in market share is clearly an indication of the large Canadian companies consolidating production and retooling mills in anticipation of changes in the log profile and projected tightening or outright reductions in the overall timber supply.

The key attraction to investing in the U.S. South is the region’s more readily available and affordable timber supply with close market proximity.

The most active “acquiring” Canadian companies in 2015 were Interfor and Canfor: Interfor increased its U.S. South mill count by three to nine mills, and Canfor added six mills to lift its count in the South to ten.

West Fraser, on the other hand, added no new mills in 2015, but did reap benefits from the completion of several capital upgrades in 2014.

The top 5 Canadian producers were Canfor, West Fraser, Tolko, Resolute and Western Forest Products, with the only change in the order from 2014 being Western moving ahead of Interfor.

Source: Canada Lumber Producers

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Raute received an LVL order from Steico in Poland

The ordered equipment will be Steico's second LVL line delivered to Steico's LVL mill in Czarna Woda, Poland, comprising: veneer drying line, dry veneer grading, composing and scarfing lines as well as LVL lay-up line, pre-press and hot press. The equipment represents the latest technology in its field. 


Raute Corporation has received an order worth around EUR 17.5 million for Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) equipment from Steico Społka z o.o., the Polish subsidiary of the leading German timber construction systems and wood fiber insulation manufacturer Steico SE.

Source: Raute/Fordaq, Steico, Lesprom

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 for SMEs.



04.02.2016 Polarsol proudly presents: EASME - Executive Agency for SMEs has recorded a video featuring Polarsol's Marketing and Communication Director Erik Raita. Follow the link to watch the video: Horizon 2020's SME Instrument tips from Polarsol.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Future of Finnish biotechnology?

Many innovations of biotechnology have celebrated for some decades ago in Finland. Several small biotechnology companies were grounded but, unfortunately, their count has been dropped during this millenium. A lot has still to be done: what could be small waste water treatment units for houses on the countryside be like - which really work in our climate conditions? How could we improve the biogeoleaching process for nickel mining in Talvivaara? Innovations are really needed! Biotechnology (especially environmental-oriented) is an elementary division of current "Bioboom". What shall we do?