The forestry sector in South America has undergone significant changes in recent years, changes naturally led by its largest forest producer, Brazil. Over the past three decades, a series of changes strengthened Brazil’s forest industry. more »

Mar 2, 2016 9:00 PM News

For any manufacturing process that uses biomass as primary feedstock, the operating cost with the highest variability will be the actual cost of that feedstock. more »

Feb 16, 2016 9:00 AM Guest Columns

The cause for biomass as a carbon-neutral renewable resource has received an important endorsement. Last week there was unanimous consent for a sponsored amendment to the Senate energy bill that affirms the carbon benefits of biomass. more »

Feb 16, 2016 7:00 AM Guest Columns

Navigating the dynamic wood supply market in North America can be challenging. As supply and demand factors constantly affect prices on a regional basis, price volatility due to supply and demand exists independent of supply chain efficiency efforts. more »

Feb 11, 2016 9:00 AM Guest Columns

PNW Challenges for 2016: Tightening Margins Require Crisp Reactions, Laser Focus more »

Feb 5, 2016 10:00 AM Guest Columns

In the thirteen-month period from November 2014 through December 2015, Maine lost markets for about 2 million green tons of pulpwood and mill chips. In a state where the total pulpwood use was 8.1 million green tons in 2014, that’s a big deal. more »

Jan 29, 2016 10:00 AM Features

In 2015, New Hampshire set a record for biomass use: 2.6 million tons of low-grade wood was converted to electricity. more »

Aug 18, 2016 9:37 AM , News

In a manufacturing process where over 75 percent of the cost of the finished product can be attributed to raw material costs, constant attention to the details involved in procuring those raw materials is imperative. more »

Aug 4, 2016 11:03 AM , News

During the last year, Brazil’s political and financial situations have deteriorated significantly. more »

Jul 27, 2016 6:24 AM , News

Currently, a wood fiber shortage in British Columbia (BC) is impacting the forest products industry in the region and, on the surface, the shortage simply doesn’t make sense. more »

Jul 15, 2016 12:00 AM , News

The biological sustainability of a forest can accurately be measured via two primary methods. The first method seeks to measure the volume of forest inventory; analyzing inventory changes over time is an effective way to gauge growth and removals... more »

Jul 4, 2016 10:19 AM , News

Unknown ObjectPer two recent publications from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), electricity generation from biomass across all sectors grew from 56 terawatthours (TWh) in 2010 to 64 TWh in 2015, which represents a 14 percent increase more »

Jun 28, 2016 2:29 PM , News

Most active mills in the US South are either producing pulp and paper or lumber, yet their fiber needs (and thus their supply chains) are quite different. more »

Jun 15, 2016 12:00 AM , Features

Like most industries in the new global economy, the forest products industry is in a constant state of ever-hastening change. What ultimately matters is how we respond to the change going on around us, and how we adapt for success in the future. more »

Jun 3, 2016 12:00 AM , News

When the Madison Paper mill in Maine closed this month, it marked the loss of the last major softwood pulpwood market in New England. more »

May 24, 2016 12:00 AM , News

Forest industry performance in March and April was reported by both the US government and the Institute for Supply Management. more »

May 20, 2016 12:00 AM , News

Researchers at Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of Technology have developed a new transparent wood material that's suitable for mass production of windows and solar panels. more »

May 11, 2016 11:53 AM , News

As we ease into the warmer spring temperatures and the peak building season, housing starts data is beginning to equalize on a national level. more »

Apr 27, 2016 12:00 AM , News

During the January/February 2016 period, pine stumpage prices rose throughout the US South while hardwood prices saw little movement. more »

Apr 26, 2016 12:00 AM , News

Forest industry performance in February and March was reported by both the US government and the Institute for Supply Management. more »

Apr 22, 2016 1:00 PM , News

As we recently noted, the global resurgence in wood production has been driven in part by the popularity and expansion of wood pellets, which are primarily being used for thermal heating purposes at both the consumer and industrial levels. more »

Apr 19, 2016 12:00 AM , News

Forest industry performance increased 0.9% in January, a greater month-over-month (MoM) rise than expected owing in part to December’s reading being revised lower. more »

Mar 24, 2016 3:00 PM , News

The global resurgence in wood production has been driven in part by the popularity and expansion of wood pellets, which are primarily being used for thermal heating purposes in Europe, though the technology can replace fossil fuel anywhere. more »

Mar 18, 2016 7:00 AM , Guest Columns

Over the last 10-15 years, the forest products industry has migrated away from the vertical integration model. This trend has created a number of challenges within the larger market that have also been more pronounced in the Lake States. more »

Mar 10, 2016 7:00 PM , News