November 19th, 2012
Those who advocate that no other forest certification system than FSC should be allowed have one thing in common: they roundly condemn alternate certification systems while ignoring the voluminous evidence that FSC's flaws are often far worse.
October 3rd, 2012
In fact, wood is a carbon sink, which if managed properly, can serve as a strong mitigating factor against global warming, a phenomenon that threatens the very existence of mankind. Against this background, it would be interesting to review the wood resources of the world and provide an overview of its diversity and applications.
August 31st, 2012
A century ago, rural homes in the United States and Europe commonly relied on wood for heating. Now wood is making a comeback, thanks largely to pellet technology. The energy-dense pellets, which resemble dry dog kibble and are mostly made from mill residue like sawdust and wood shavings, can be used to generate heat or electricity — or both at the same time. Demand is strong in Europe, where high prices for heating oil and clean-energy requirements have fostered interest in alternatives, but analysts say that over the long term, markets in Asia and North America could grow rapidly, too.
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