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  • Cement develops an appetite for C02

    Three new studies illuminate the sheer complexity of the aspect of climate science known as the carbon cycle − how carbon dioxide gets into the atmosphere and out again. Sometimes, human agency is at work, but nature takes care of it anyway – as one of the studies reveals in the case of cement, the world’s most widely-used building material. Zhu Liu, postdoctoral scholar at ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Worker loses foot in wood processing plant

    The owner of wood processing firm AW Jenkinson has been fined £20,000 after a worker’s foot was cut off just two weeks into his new job. The 24-year-old was working at the plant in Penrith when he lost his balance while using a chainsaw to deal with a stuck log on the conveyor belt of a wood chipping machine. His right foot became caught in the revolving blades at the bottom ...

  • Wood Review Call for Evidence

    In June 2013 I took the opportunity to commission Sir Ian Wood to undertake a comprehensive review of the regulation and stewardship of the UK’s hydrocarbon reserves. The resultant Wood Review made recommendations that will refresh the management of the UK Continental Shelf in a profound way that will benefit both the UK economy as well as the myriad businesses involved in the recovery of ...

  • The wood coatings market

    After weathering a number of challenging years, wood coatings manufacturers are reporting some signs of improvement. As the economy and housing market continue to struggle, more people are foregoing costly renovation projects and are instead focusing on smaller do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. “People are engaging in more DIY projects,” said Jacquelyn Ferrara, director of marketing, ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Baetsen the second:A new waste wood processing plant will be build together with Vecoplan!

    Baetsen is establishing a new scrap wood processing plant in Son, a suburb of Eindhoven, the Netherlands, for the processing of 200,000 tons of waste wood per year. This corresponds to a performance of approx. 50 t/h for 250 working days at a rate of 16 hours per day. For this new plant, Vecoplan will deliver almost all the machine technology necessary to process the waste wood. Most of the ...


    By Vecoplan AG

  • Steinert GmbH: Premiere at Ligna High-efficiency scrap wood recycling ISS — new process separates scrap wood and stainless steel

    Cologne - At the Ligna trade fair (Stand F03, outdoors), Steinert GmbH will be exhibiting machines that provide efficient metals separation and sorting for scrap wood. “As a technological leader, we have the know-how required to ensure very thorough separation of different materials. For the chipboard and pellet industry, this is a crucial criterion when it comes to decision-making,” says ...

  • Non-ferrous separator for recycled wood

    The recently initiated project cooperation between Goudsmit Magnetic Systems B.V. in Waalre and Van Bemmel Machine Import B.V. in IJsselstein with Hector van Moer in Melsele/Beveren in Belgium, ensures that all non-ferrous metals located in the wood chips are completely removed from the processed B-wood fraction. It involves mainly shredded aluminium components but also non-ferrous metals such as ...

  • Master Magnets maximise ECOs’ wood chip profits

    Major UK composting company ECO Sustainable Solutions recently contacted Master Magnets Ltd with a metal contamination problem, which if solved, would significantly increase the value of their wood chip.ECOs’ wood chip is supplied for many different uses including playgrounds, pathways, gardens and parks. It is for this reason that the 50mm wood chip is required to be a completely metal-free end ...


    By Master Magnets Ltd

  • Enviva LP Announces Wood Pellet Facility in Virginia

            WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Enviva LP ("Enviva"), a leading manufacturer of processed biomass fuel in the United States and Europe, today announced that it is planning to build a 454,000 metric ton wood pellet ...


    By Enviva Pellets, LLC

  • Formaldehyde emissions from pressed-wood products to be investigated

    What are the possible risks of formaldehyde emissions from pressed-wood products? The US Environmental Protection Agency wants to find out and is asking interested parties to submit comments, information and data to determine the extent of the problem and what to do about it. In addition to the 60-day public comment period, EPA has scheduled five public meetings to obtain more input. Through ...

  • Wood Group GTS awarded $150m contract

    Wood Group GTS, part of John Wood Group PLC ('Wood Group'), has been awarded a long-term service agreement by PERU LNG worth US$150 million over an 18-year term. Wood Group GTS will provide a service and maintenance program to maximize machine availability of the gas turbines, compressors and generators for PERU LNG at their Pampa Melchorita site south of Lima. The agreement covers two General ...


    By John Wood Group PLC

  • Fläkt Woods Boosts Express Fans Offer

    Fläkt Woods [FW], the UK’s leading manufacturer of industrial and commercial fans, has updated its Express Direct Range of fans – and launched a new Price List Catalogue. The Express Range now has well over 100 fans listed, including several new models, all of which are being held in stock and available for immediate delivery.  The choice includes axial, boxed, plate, tube and bifurcated ...


    By Flakt Woods Group SA

  • Saving Green: The Story of Copper Naphthenate Wood Preservative

    An unintended result of a recent action by EPA would be that copper naphthenate, arguably one of the greenest and safest wood pressure treatment chemicals, would no longer be available forcing the use of higher toxicity ...


    By Nisus Corporation

  • Workers Exposed to Wood Dusts can be at Risk

    Tens of thousands of workers across the Mid-Atlantic region are exposed to wood dusts every time they go to work.  These workers include carpenters, construction workers and people who work in factories that utilize wood and wood products.   While many people recognize that wood dusts can pose a combustible dust hazard, few recognize that exposure to wood dusts can cause a host of ...

  • EPA May Allow Carcingenic Chromium as Wood Preservative

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - On January 19, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, will decide whether or not to allow unrestricted use of the human carcinogen hexavalent chromium in a wood preservative used on lumber sold at hardware and home improvement stores. Known as acid copper chromate, ACC, contains as much as 65 percent hexavalent chromium, or chromium-6. Four years ...

  • Using genetic markers to trace oak wood barrels

    Researchers at INRA Bordeaux-Aquitaine have identified new genetic markers and developed genotyping technology that can identify species and determine if a lot of oak wood matches its stated provenance. The technology is flexible, quick, accurate, and cost-effective. To make it available to wine-barrel industry stakeholders (forest managers, stave mills, coopers, winemakers), the technology will ...

  • Wood Waste Shredder Installed in Beijing, China

    Wood Waste Shredder Installed in Beijing, China From March 16 to March 18, 2013 , which are busy days, as our wood waste shredder SM1000 has installed in Beijing successfully, which is also an ideal machine for processing municipal solid waste. The pictures below are of a recently delivered SM1000 shredder that was installed at a ...


    By Harden Industries Ltd.

  • GBP 750k wood recycling plant opens in England

    A wood recycling consultant from Manchester has opened a GBP 750,000 chipping facility in West Yorkshire off the back of his best-selling autobiography. Stuart Howarth, who was catapulted to fame this summer through his book 'Please daddy, no', has opened a 4 acre site in Kinsley near Pontefract.Howarth Environmental has already started processing 15,000 tonnes of waste wood in West ...


    By Howarth Environmental Ltd

  • Formaldehyde release from wood-based panels.

    Formaldehyde is a toxic chemical widely used to manufacture building materials and various household products. It is also a by-product of combustion and certain other natural processes. Therefore, it may be present in substantial concentrations both indoors and outdoors. Formaldehyde is often used in the manufacture of adhesive resin which acts as glue in the manufacture of pressed wood ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Half of wood recyclers will not be able to accept treated wood under new exemption regs

    Up to half of wood recyclers in England will no longer be able accept wood treated with paint, preservatives or containing materials other than pure wood under new exemption regulations. Exempted wood recycling sites which currently take this material will be breaching their exemption under these new rules developed by the Environment Agency and will have to apply for permits instead. Due to come ...

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