A team from Stony Brook University, in New York, invented the stove of the future and they are committed to change the firewood sector.
Burning damp wood was one of the biggest troubles of firewood sector, mainly in humid weather places, but companies everywhere found difficult to reach quality and dried wood. Although the burning process is faster when we have dry wood, the use of heat energy generated is better than the wet wood combustion process. This happens because when dry wood is burning the energy focus on generate warmth, instead of waste heat boiling the damp in the wood.
The innovation pretends to dry wood before she gets into the stove, so, once the process of burning starts, she’s already dried. The new stove also intends to offer the possibility of put pre-heated wood inside the stove to simplify all process.
If the project becomes a success will make the process of combustion easier and change radically the firewood industry.
Read more about in https://nationalfirewoodassociation.org/2018/08/02/true-innovation/
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The idea of a market focused on cork stoppers is officially outdated. Cork is considered one of the eco-friendliest materials nowadays and has been a sustainable alternative increasingly adopted by sectors like furniture and construction.
Flooring, doors, furniture and walls are just four of the new uses of cork. This material is resistant to wear and tear, impermeable, buoyant, elastic, and fire-retardant. These are the unique features that provided cork an all new sea of possibilities and sectors to explore.
Oak trees, the species where cork is extracted, are born specially in Portugal and Spain and together, these countries are responsible for more than 60% of the global production. The ease of recycling, the sustainability or the great insulation capacity are just a few reasons why companies of design, furniture, construction and decoration have been progressively adopting it in their own business.
In the beginning, cork was actually used only like a household material. However, now cork is challenging and replacing traditional materials in flooring, accessories, decoration or walls and the conditions are reunited to grown even more in the future and expand to other sectors.
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The steady growth of pine exports in Brazil between 2011 and 2018 was halted in 2019. Statistics show a year full of ups and downs for the pine plywood industry, which will force exports to increase to 105,000 tons per month by the end of the year.
The forest products market tends to grow very fast, but it has volatile features as well as it tends to fluctuate in short periods of time.
In 2018, data on plywood and lumber exports showed a positive market time. However, new studies focused on pine plywood exports, in May 2019, revealed a 31% drop in export volume between March and April of the same year. The fall was mainly due to the climate changes coinciding with the peak US construction season, which resulted in a breakdown of timber exports from Brazil to the United States.
The very last data, related to the month of August, indicate a major success in the US construction market - the biggest responsible for the success of Brazil exports. This will be a challenge for Brazilian pine owners and plywood and lumber exports that should see the exports grow more than 105,000 tons per month until the end of 2019 to match the recipes of the last year.
Find more here: https://www.forest2market.com/blog/brazils-pine-export-market-braces-for-negative-impact-2
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Forests cover about 30% of planet and provide the oxygen needed for life on Earth, biodiversity development and maintenance of natural values for the improvement of quality of life.
Thousands of living species depend on the sustainability of forests. They are recognized as a space of fundamental importance to the balance of ecosystem, but there are some green spots in the world that have added importance.
On the top of the list we have Taiga, also known as boreal forest or snow forest. It’s the largest forest in the world and alone represents almost 29% of the forested area of the Earth. Coutries like Russia, Japan, Finland, Canada or United Kingdom are covered by her.
Amazonia is the biggest tropical forest in the world. Located in South America, in the brazilian territory, crosses nine countries in Latin America.
The Congolese forests is the second largest tropical forest on Earth, just behind Amazonia and is located in the heart of Africa, at basin of the Congo river, at Central Africa.
Daintree Rainforest and Valvidiana Jungle stay in Australia and Chile, respectively. Both belong to the lists of the oldest ad largest forests in the world. The australian forest is the oldest continually suriving tropical rainforest in the world and the Valvidiana Grove has a extension of almost 300.000 km2.
The list also includes the misty forests of the Andes (Ecuador), Monteverde cloudy forest reserve (Costa Rica), The Sundarbans (Bangladesh), Kinabalu Park (Malasia) and Sinharaja Forest Reserve (Sri Lanka).
Read more: https://viagens.sapo.pt/viajar/viajar-mundo/artigos/e-hora-de-conhecer-verdadeiramente-o-nosso-planeta-eis-as-dez-maiores-florestas-do-mundo
The value of the forestry production registered in Brazil has reached R$ 2.6 billion, which corresponds to a growth of 8% comparing data related to the previous year.
The product that had the biggest influence in this growing process was the forestry charcoal. The production value of this product was R$ 4,1 billion back in 2018, which represents a growth of 50,5% when compared to 2017.
On a total of 9.9 million acres planted in 2018, there has been a growth of 1.3% on the planted forestry area.
Eucalyptus has a participation of 76.2% on the planted forestry areas with 7.5% million acres and pine has 2 million acres.
Together both of the products are responsible for 96.3% of the Brazilian coverage.
Read more: https://www.acritica.com/channels/cotidiano/news/valor-da-producao-florestal-no-brasil-atinge-r-20-6-bilhoes
According to Wood Resources International, due to all the competitive sawlog prices, the lumber industry in Germany and other European countries has been growing the number of exports during 2019.
Back in 2018, the softwood log imports were a little bit higher than back in 2017. Germany has been a big exporter of softwood logs, but since 2009 the number of imports has doubled and exports grow modestly.
Many central European nations, including Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, France and Slovakia are hampered by large volumes of storm-damaged trees and beetle-infested forests. As a result, it is very likely that Germany will reverse its pattern and become a net log exporter again in 2019.
The first four months of 2019, the number of exports were up 61% when compared to the same period of 2018.
The oversupply of logs in Germany is most likely to result in a continuation of the downward trend for log prices in the country.
Find out more here: https://www.building-products.com/article/expect-european-lumber-exports-to-climb/