In British Columbia, damage from marine borers reduces the service life of boomsticks used to keep log bundles together for storage and transport, and is estimated to cost the forest industry $12 million a year.
Scientists cracked the code for kraft lignin made from black liquor in the 1940s, but with global attention on climate change and governments around the world focused on lowering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while supporting sustainable economies, efficient lignin production and improved quality have never been hotter topics in biorefinery circles than they are now.
Pete Van Amelsfoort, General Manager of Quality Hardwoods Ltd. in Powassan, Ontario has saved his wood products company over $3.9 million dollars in the past 12 years. How? By switching from heating with fuel oil to heating with wood pellets!
PIT Group’s comprehensive market review of electromechanical brakes (EMBs) for commercial vehicles, namely Class 8 trucks, completed for the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of American Trucking Associations, reveals that the cost of a sufficiently safe, redundant and robust system, as well as the regulatory framework, are currently impeding the development and use of EMBs.
The long-awaited online training program Smart Driver for Forestry Trucks is finally live, and you can watch it from the convenience of your home.
It is obvious that Internet has become an integral part of our daily personal and work lives and a fundamental driver of productivity. However, we take Internet connectivity and LTE networks for granted and often forget that it hadn’t entirely reached remote areas, notably the forest. Well, until now!
Montreal, Quebec – March 10, 2020 – Following the tabling of the Quebec government’s 2020-2021 budget, Stéphane Renou, FPInnovations’ president & CEO, applauds the government’s commitment to fight climate change and its desire to build a green economy in which the forest sector can make a significant contribution.