Posts Tagged ‘Canadian forestry’
Filed under: Forestry
Federal Government May Extend Forestry Innovation Initiatives Programs
by Trevor J. Murphy on Jan 30th, 2012
Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver told reporters this week that the federal government may extend innovation programs designed to help the forest industry adjust to the challenges of a changing sector. “There may be a continuation of some programs that currently exist,” he said during a lunchtime speech at Paper Week in Montreal on Wednesday. "We should not underestimate the sector's resilience, the excellence of our forest products an...
Filed under: Bio-Energy
New Brunswick Government Considers Biomass Energy Plan
by Trevor J. Murphy on Aug 25th, 2011
As Canada’s once lucrative traditional forestry sector struggles to find its footing in an industry in the midst of change, companies across the country and around the world are moving towards diversification and ingenuity to reinvigorate the sector. This week, the provincial government of New Brunswick began holding meetings with the Canadian Manufacturer’s and Exporters energy group, among others, to examine the potential of biomass’ r...
Filed under: Pulp & Paper
Future of Canada’s Forestry Sector is Renewable
by Trevor J. Murphy on Jul 6th, 2011
by CHAD WASILENKOFF Push aside dated notions of our global forestry sector as dominated by lumberjacks focused solely on logging trees and processing the wood. Today’s forests are increasingly high-tech with employees skilled in biochemistry, genetics, computer modeling, satellite imagery, and digital processing. Today’s bio-economy is a dynamic global market that mirrors a paradigm shift to products that originate from natural renew...