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We offer management consulting services to clients throughout the forest products value chain, from resource providers to end users. Our unique experience allows us to recognise relevant driving forces and assess their impact on client business. We help clients capture strategic opportunities and avoid pitfalls.

One main area of our expertise lies in strategy formulation and execution regarding raw materials, markets and products. For instance, we help our clients find new business prospects in raw materiel procurement or better predict the competitive environment.

Another main area of our skills is to combine our leading-edge industry expertise and management consulting know-how with the best practices in the fields of sustainable ecosystem management and biodiversity protection such as supporting our clients in forest management and chain of custody certification.

Recent study:
Billion hectares of land have potential for forest restoration

We complement the skill set of client organisations with our wide and deep industry specific perspective. Our working methods range from technical analysis to process facilitation and from sparring to scenario workshops. We work well on every level of client organisations. With our unique understanding of the whole forest industry cluster, we can interpret trends or nuances in client business landscapes.

 

You can find some historical background information about central Eurpoean forestry here



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2018-05-11 18:38 | by Sebastian Kägler Biofuel. Biofuel. Everybody talks about biofuel… But what exactly is biofuel? Other titles can also be biodiesel or renewable diesel and it is mainly produced from fats, extracted from oil palms. Furthermore, it also could be extracted out of vegetable oils (e.g. rapeseeds or sunflowers) which then are hydrotreated to be suitable … Continue reading How “bio” biofuels...

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2018-05-11 11:31 |

Pope Resources reported net income of $5.7 million, or $1.31 per ownership unit, on consolidated revenue of $25 million, and look-through revenue of $17.6 million, for 1Q 2018. This compares to net income of $3.4 million, or $0.77 per ownership unit, on consolidated revenue of $17.3 million, and look-through revenue of $11.4 million, for 1Q 2017.

“The confluence of strong log markets and favorable winter weather in 2018’s first quarter enabled us to push up harvest volumes...

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2018-05-11 10:54 | In line with expectations, CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. reported higher revenue, an increase in GAAP net loss, and an increase in Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter ended March 31, 2018 compared to the three-month period ended March 31, 2017. Results were driven by a year-over-year increase in harvest volume, higher pulpwood pricing and the strong financial performance of the Dawsonville Bluffs joint venture.

CatchMark Timber’s revenues increased to $24.1 million for the three months...

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2018-05-11 10:36 | Canfor Southern Pine, a leading integrated forest products company, will upgrade its existing Camden, South Carolina sawmill in Kershaw County. The company is projected to invest $40 million in the project, as South Carolina Dept. of Commerce reports.

The company’s Camden facility has been in operation since 1983 and manufactures dimension lumber. To accommodate its continued growth, Canfor will be installing a new planer mill, as well as new equipment throughout the sawmilling operation to...

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2018-05-11 07:00 |

Researchers at KTH have produced a bio-based material that is reported to surpass the strength of all known bio-based materials whether fabricated or natural, including wood and spider silk.

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2018-05-11 07:00 |

Mehdi Tajvidi, an assistant professor of renewable nanomaterials at the University of Maine, has been awarded $250,000 to develop next-generation floor and wall products that utilize cellulose nanofibrils, the microscopic natural structural building units of wood that are biodegradable and possess incredible strength and bonding attributes.

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2018-05-11 03:26 |

INBAR is pleased to welcome UNESCO to speak in a number of sessions at BARC 2018, on everything from bamboo heritage to pandas, and the tricky relationship between sustainability and development. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO, has a mission as ambitious as it is broad: to contribute to the building of […]

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2018-05-10 20:39 | Expert group meetings and other preparatory processes are underway on all six of the SDGs up for in-depth review at the 2018 session of the HLPF. The Forum's first week will feature the SDG review, views from various groupings of states and stakeholders, the Secretary-General's report on SDG progress, and an assessment of leaving no one behind. The second week, held jointly with ECOSOC as a ministerial meeting, will feature the 47 VNRs.

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2018-05-10 20:16 | The fourth Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development agreed on over 50 key messages for the 2018 HLPF related to SDGs 6, 7, 11, 12, 15 and 17. An all-day workshop focused on strengthening voluntary national reviews and reporting on the 2030 Agenda and Africa’s Agenda 2063. ARFSD 2019 will be held in Morocco.

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2018-05-10 19:47 | By Max Behringer During the SB48 climate change conference in Bonn it is easy to get lost in all the abbreviations and it is actually quite hard to find the trees in the negotiations. To ease the understanding, we started a document with all the abbreviations we came across. So, if you get lost in … Continue reading There are trees in Talanoa

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2018-05-10 16:03 | Obligations emanating from the Paris Agreement on climate change will require countries either to introduce new or strengthen existing laws and policies to keep up with increased ambition. All 197 Paris Agreement signatories or ratifiers have at least one law or policy addressing climate change or the transition to a low-carbon economy. Strategic climate litigation is increasingly challenging governments and corporations on climate action, pushing courts to examine linkages between climate...

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2018-05-10 14:01 | The new line will be installed next to the current sorting line, at which point the current line will begin serving as a dry sorting line. The capacity of the new line is approximately 150,000 m3 of green lumber a year.

The sorting line will include features such as automated camera-based sorting equipment, equipment to allow for stepless cutting functions, a sorting conveyor of push-chain type will be installed to sort the materials into 20 vertical bins. The stick-stacking line is equipped...

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2018-05-10 13:28 | Last year ULK ordered a high-capacity dry sorting and packaging plant from HEINOLA to their new sawmill in Kostylevo, Archangel region, Russia and installation is nearing completion. This plant delivery is a part of the ULK’s new investments for increasing the sawmill capacity. The mechanical parts were manufactured during the year 2017, and the installations began in the autumn.

The sorting plant is equipped with an additional hoist, cutting equipment making...

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2018-05-10 12:31 | Heinola Sawmill Machinery is to replace the secondary breakdown of Stora Enso Veitsiluoto Oy’s sawline with a new RG-406 rotary gang, including infeed and outfeed equipment. This forms part of ongoing purposeful sawline development work, involving replacing the old control-based saw with a modern, double-arbor version.

The sawline allows for active curve-sawing, an increase in sawing speeds, and improvement of the dimensional accuracy of pieces of sawn wood. The new rotary gang will utilise...

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2018-05-10 09:05 |

10 May, Bonn: Fiu Mata’ese Elisara from Samoa, former Chairperson of the Global Forest Coalition (GFC), has stepped down from his duties as board member today. Fiu served on the board since 2010 and was GFC’s chairperson from 2010 until 2012. He will be replaced by Ms. Aydah Vahia Akao of the Network of Indigenous Peoples in the Solomon Islands. Vahia Akao was nominated by member organizations of GFC in the Pacific region and was formally appointed to the board …

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2018-05-10 00:00 |

FAO launched today the first voluntary guidelines for forest concessions in the tropics to make concessions more transparent, accountable and inclusive - all for the benefit of some of the poorest and most isolated communities in the world.


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2018-05-09 22:27 | Occurrence probability of three lemur species in tropical dry forest increases with fragment size but can increase or decrease with fragment isolation depending on the species, according to a new study.

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2018-05-09 21:50 | Timber Legal Assurance System and FLEGT Implementation for Sustainable Forest Management by: Caroline Tasirin The Indonesian government hosted a side event addressing the progress and challenges on enforcing legal timber trade through state-enforced certification. The session was led by Dian Triansyah Djani and highlighted Indonesia’s Timber Legal Assurance System through a presentation by Indonesia’s Director General …...

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2018-05-09 21:39 | By Sebastian Kägler The first obligatory date for our delegation of the second week wasn’t any official plenary, but the kick-off meeting of YOUNGO, the official representatives of youth in the UNFCCC. It was a good opportunity for us to get some insight in the negotiations and the ongoing processes. Besides that, basic information, we … Continue reading IFSA and the world of...

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2018-05-09 18:50 | If you haven’t yet submitted your proposal to the 2018 PEFC Collaboration Fund make sure you do so soon – the deadline is just two days away on 11 May 2018. We are looking for project proposals that pioneer the application of technology and innovation within forest certification....

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