Plans to produce fine wood from coffee trees

The association of coffee farmers in Colombia, Federacion Nacional de Cafeteros (Federacafe), is promoting a project to produce fine wood from coffee trees. The project is supported by the Andean Development Corporation (CAF) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and is aimed at bolstering and diversifying the local coffee industry.

At present, coffee plantations in Colombia span around 1.1mn hectares, which could produce around 4mn cubic metres of processed wood. Domestic demand for wood in Colombia is estimated at around 10mn cubic metres per year, with 7mn of them being used by paper companies and 3mn for carpentry. The project also encompasses the production of some 2.8mn cubic metres of ethanol by using wood shavings from coffee trees.

Publication: Esmerk - News monitoring
Provider: Esmerk
September 8, 2009

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