Timber and markets

Timber and markets

What finally counts is how much money is left over – the profit. In this rubric there are articles about round timber value added and process optimisation: starting with a look at the raw timber lying in the stand, then through storage, grading and transport all the way up  to its marketing. Another topic is the booming area of bio-energy. Insights are also given into the saw mill and timber industries.

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Wood Fuel on the Increase

Producing energy from renewable resources has become a trend. A trend in which timber also plays a role. However, how much wood energy can be used sustainably? A conference in Freiburg, Germany, provided information on strategies and answers to questions on the use of wood energy.

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Timber Haulage by Railway

For long distance transportation of timber after storm events the railway is a cost efficient alternative. Thereby additionally capacities for short distance transportation are made available. The article shows what has to be taken into consideration when organising transportation by railway.

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Timber Haulage by Ship

For the first time after the "Lothar" stormlarge amounts of timber from Baden-Wuerttemberg was shipped to customers. The immense organisational effort demands careful planning and coordination.

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Chipper Application when coping with Storm Damages

It is possible to use storm damaged timber for wood chip production. Whether the processing is profitable or not depends on different factors.

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Timber Storage – Dry Storage

You are going to plan a dry storage for timber? Everything to be considered is listed in this recommendation.

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Overview and Selection of Storage Methods after Calamities

Log-conservation is an important issue after storm events. Due to the situation, there are different methods of log conservation.

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Timber Storage – Life Conservation

It is possible to leave storm-damaged trees for up to two years in conservation without processing, if certain conditions are met.

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Timber Storage – Log conservation under Oxygen Exclusion

Logs stored under oxygen exclusion can be an option especially for valuable logs.

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Wet Storage - Basics

Advantages and drawbacks of wet storage at a glance.

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Wet Storage – Site Preparation

How to prepare suitable wet storage sites.

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