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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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2018-05-09 14:23 | 1,009,223m3 – exports of softwood logs for the March quarter of 2018, a rise of 5.2% on March quarter 2017 275m3 – Australia’s dressed sawn softwood exports in the March Quarter of 2018 were almost too small to notice $112,952,000 – the value of Australia’s imports of dressed sawn softwood products in the March Quarter of 2018, measured on a Free On Board basis USDFob143.05/bdmt – the average price of Australian hardwood chip exports in March 2018 103 – Australia’s approvals for the building of...

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2018-05-09 14:22 | The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has welcomed the $20 million funding commitment earmarked in the Federal Budget to underpin the initial implementation of a National Forest Industries Plan. Source: Timberbiz “Later this year the Federal Government has said it will deliver a new national blueprint for Australia’s forest industries, something well overdue, given the last major plans were in 1997 and 1992. The funding package committed to last night primes the pump to underpin the...

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2018-05-09 10:52 | Stella-Jones Inc. completed the acquisition of substantially all the operating assets employed in the business of Wood Preservers Incorporated, located at its wood treating facility in Warsaw, Virginia.

Wood Preservers Incorporated manufactures, sells and distributes marine and foundation piling and treated wood utility poles. Sales for the twelve-month period ended December 31, 2016 were approximately $34.6 million.

Total cash outlay associated with the acquisition was approximately...

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2018-05-09 07:35 |

INBAR is working on a new project to promote bamboo use across Ecuador and Peru. Guadua angustifolia Kunth, commonly known as ‘Guayaquil cane’ and ‘bamboo cane’, grows abundantly in Ecuador and Peru. Fast growing and tall – reaching a height of 30 metres – Guadua fulfils a substantial ecological role in both countries, and is […]

The post Introducing a new project in Ecuador and Peru appeared...

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2018-05-09 06:52 |

  Without an effective government bureaucracy, the Philippines could not achieve its goals, says Marlo Mendoza, first director of the National Greening Program   While it has been recognized by the public health sector for a long time,...

The post...

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2018-05-08 21:50 | The top 1 percent of the forest has been sharing some vital information with researchers. Ninety-eight scientists and thousands of field staff have concluded the largest study undertaken to date with the Smithsonian Forest Global Earth Observatory (ForestGEO), and what they have found will have profound implications toward ecological theories and carbon storage in forests.

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2018-05-08 19:20 | The thirteenth session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF13) is convening from 7-11 May 2018, with focus on policy dialogue, development and decision-making. UNFF13 is expected to promote implementation the UN Strategic Plan for Forests 2017-2030 (UNSPF) and provide input to the 2018 meeting of the HLPF. Its agenda includes discussions on the contributions of forests in accelerating achievement of the SDGs and in supporting a global transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies.

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2018-05-08 19:17 | Today, an important step was taken to protect species at risk in Canada. The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society agreed that, moving forward, the Government of Canada will track and report unprotected critical habitat for species at risk on non-federal lands, 180 days after critical habitat has been identified. In addition, the federal government has committed to addressing Species at Risk Act reporting requirements.

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2018-05-08 19:12 |

Paper & Beyond, 2018
Where the bioeconomy and circularity meet

Paper & Beyond is the successor event to what has been known as European Paper Week and will take place in the heart of the European district in Brussels from 16-17 October.

It is the premier industry networking event, bringing together representatives of Europe's major pulp and paper producers, manufacturers, customers, suppliers and press.

The first...

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2018-05-08 18:48 | By Niclas Hoegel After coming back from SERM’ 18, our southern European regional meeting, that took place in Portugal this year I was curious to hear more professional opinions on behalf of Portugal’s problem with forest fires. On a panel about the main drivers of deforestation on the SB48 conference of UNFCC I was able … Continue reading The future of Portugal’s...

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2018-05-08 17:09 |

A conservation easement in Jasper County, recently acquired by Texas A&M Forest Service for $2.7 million, will permanently protect nearly 5,500 acres of sustainably managed timberland in East Texas. The easement is located north of Jasper in the area known as Longleaf Ridge.

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2018-05-08 15:59 | IUFRO will hold its Fifth Conference on Forests and Water in a Changing Environment in conjunction with the Second Latin American Congress on Forests and Water. The conference will provide a forum for experts on forest hydrology, watershed ecosystem management, ecohydrology, climate, and environmental change, with the aim of promoting exchange of understanding and experience from the realms of research, policy, and public involvement.

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2018-05-08 15:26 | Pinnacle Renewable Holdings Inc. has entered into a long-term, take-or-pay off-take contract with Ube Industries Ltd., a diversified Japanese conglomerate with annual revenues of approximately $6 billion. Under the terms of the contract, Pinnacle will supply 70,000 metric tons per annum of industrial wood pellets to Ube beginning in late 2019.

“Japan has made a strong commitment to decarbonization, and biomass is poised to become an increasingly important part of the country’s...

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2018-05-08 14:27 | U.S. wood pellet exports decreased 1.9% in Q1 2018 YoY to 1.26 million tonnes, according to USDA. The export value grew 0.4% to $160.7 million, and the average export price gained 2.3% to $131 per tonne.

The pellet exports to the United Kingdom, the main consumer of wood pellets from U.S., fell 15.0% to 787.8 thousand tonnes with the average price of $134 (+3.5%) per tonne. The wood pellet exports to Denmark jumped 86.1% to 235.7 thousand tonnes with the...

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2018-05-08 13:34 | FinnMETKO 2018 is the largest event in Finland. Work demonstrations and test runs are a key feature of the exhibition. Work demonstrations of forest and civil engineering machines and chipping and crushing screens of wood energy equipment are a key feature of the exhibition.

Transport has traditionally been strongly involved in the fair. Trailer equipment manufacturers and lorry importers are in the vicinity of the main gate. The presence of commercial vehicles in the exhibition has gained a...

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2018-05-08 12:34 | West Fraser increased operating earnings in Q1 2018 by 44.8% YoY to $265 million, company reported. The sales have grown up 14.8% to $1,364 million.

The lumber segment generated operating earnings of $189 million (Q4-17 – $232 million) and Adjusted EBITDA of $282 million (Q4-17 – $258 million). According to company, Q1 2018’s results were unfavourably impacted by severe winter weather, significant transportation challenges and a full quarter of export duties. Both SPF and SYP...

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2018-05-08 11:32 | Favorable export markets in 2017 formed a steady growing demand for the main wood based products in Russia, according to the report ‘Russian Forest Based Industries in 2017’. At the same time, the turn of the Russian economy from a recession to growth (GDP grew by 1.5%) led to a revival of demand for products aimed at the domestic market.

In 2017, Russia sharply increased the import of woodworking machines (+ 60.7%) after a decline in 2016 by 15.6%. This may indicate that the...

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2018-05-08 02:30 | US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced four funding opportunities totaling up to US$78 million to support early-stage bioenergy research and development under the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office. Sources: Timberbiz and Energy Live News Organisations can bid for a share of the funding for projects including those that develop highly efficient conversion processes for importing the affordability of fuels and products from biomass and waste...

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2018-05-08 02:29 | Gresham’s law states that bad money drives good money out of the market. That is, we hoard the good stuff, trusting it to hold its value, while offloading the dross. That resonates with Tony Dalwood as boss of Gresham House, the Aim-quoted alternative investment company. Source: Financial Times So it should — and not just because his business is named after the Elizabethan financier Thomas Gresham. Managers of esoteric assets are natural proponents of Gresham’s law, hoping to buy and hold the ...

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2018-05-08 02:28 | Export prices of Indonesian plywood continue to climb with no sign of slowing down. Source: Timberbiz In particular, thin panel of 2.5mm prices shot up to about US$1,000 per cbm C&F, the highest on record. Weather in Indonesia is much worse than Malaysia and with tightening control of illegal harvest, log production is plunging. Log production seems to have dropped more than half of normal pace with no sign of recovery. By this log supply shortage, plywood mills’ deliveries are largely...


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