Why interest rates differ in timberland investments?

Why interest rates differ in timberland investments?

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in forest business |

Like in every business, financial analysis is the core of timberland investments. If it is properly done, it can reduce the level of risk in our forestry investment portfolio. This post describes why interest rates differ in timberland investments, and why investors should be careful in their decisions. 

Anhui Shanying Paper acquires Nordic Paper

Anhui Shanying Paper acquires Nordic Paper

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 in pulp and paper |

A China-based pulp and paper company, Anhui Shanying Paper Industry Co., LTD (“Anhui Shanying Paper”), has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 % of the shares in Nordic Paper Holding AB from Special Situation Venture Partner lll and Petek GmbH.

Södra Wood increases profits

Södra Wood increases profits

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in mill news, wood market |

Timber division of Swedish company Södra recorded a sharp profits jump in the second quarter to 50m SEK (Swedish Krone) compared to a year ago.

NZ exports to China grow +12% but prices seem toppy.

NZ exports to China grow +12% but prices seem toppy.

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in wood market |

The domestic NZ demand for both pruned and structural logs remains strong and supply ranges from balanced to tight around the country. Due to the drop in export prices the PF Olsen Log Price Index for July has dropped one dollar from the June figure and is now at $125. The average sale price is $14 […]

ExxonMobil signs biofuels pact

ExxonMobil signs biofuels pact

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in bioenergy |

Energy giant ExxonMobil is working with an American university to speed up the process of producing biofuels.

UPM continues developing Pulp Business by investing in efficiency and competitiveness of the Kaukas pulp mill

UPM continues developing Pulp Business by investing in efficiency and competitiveness of the Kaukas pulp mill

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in mill news, pulp and paper |

UPM will further improve the efficiency and competitiveness of the Kaukas pulp mill in Lappeenranta, Finland, by upgrading the mill’s production process with a EUR 30 million investment.

Portugal to build 15 MW biomass plant by 2019

Portugal to build 15 MW biomass plant by 2019

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in bioenergy, biomass |

The Portuguese municipality of Viseu has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the development of a 15-MW forest biomass plant.

Global wood pellets market is expected to register a CAGR of 15.2% from 2017 to 2025

Global wood pellets market is expected to register a CAGR of 15.2% from 2017 to 2025

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in wood pellets |

Wood pellets, known for generating low emission and high power is gaining attention as an alternative to fossil fuels. According to new research report, the global wood pellets market is expected to register a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.2% from 2017 to 2025. 

Rising lumber prices caused by wildfire in Canada

Rising lumber prices caused by wildfire in Canada

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017 in wood market |

Rapidly spreading wildfire in British Columbia are set to tighten the supply of wood products and raise prices as they disrupt timber operations during the year’s peak building season, industry and analysts said on Tuesday.

Georgia-Pacific to expand Palatka mill, add 80 jobs

Georgia-Pacific to expand Palatka mill, add 80 jobs

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in mill news, pulp and paper |

Georgia-Pacific is going to spend $400 million expanding its paper and pulp mill in Palatka, adding an additional 80 jobs to a county with the highest unemployment in Northeast Florida.