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Chronology of Woodchipping in SE NSW
|1969||Eden woodchip mill established by Harris- Daishowa (HDA) to chip and export native forest wood “waste”. This was Australia’s first export woodchip mill and the first overseas mill of Daishowa Paper Manufacturing Co.|
First woodchips exported.
Nippon Paper took over Daishowa Paper Manufacturing Company
HDA changed its name to South East Fibre Exports (SEFE)
SEFE exceeds 1 million tonnes of exports for the first time
|2008||SEFE announces plans to build a wood fired power station generating 5.5MW electricity at the Eden chipmill.|
|2008||A chipper to process plantation pine was installed.|
|2009||Application to build wood fired power station lodged with NSW State Government.|
Pilot wood pellet plant built.
|2011||April. SEFE makes its first loss.|
|2012||April. SEFE makes second loss.|
|2012||November 27th SEFE withdraws its application to NSW Government to build the wood fired power station and announces that the pellet plant would not proceed beyond the pilot stage.|
|2012||December 19th pellet plant closed|
|2013||April SEFE makes third consecutive loss|
|2014||May 12th. SEFE announces it will take no further logs from Vicforests after 31/12/ 2014 when its contract ended (decision made by Nippon Paper board).|
|2014||July 24th SEFE cancels a port sharing agreement with Eastern Iron which would have provided it with an additional cash flow. http://www.easterniron.com.au/news-and-reports/announcements Again, this decision was made by Nippon Paper in Tokyo.|
|2015||December 23rd SEFE sold to Melbourne based company, Allied Natural Wood Exports (ANWE), a $2 company.|
June 6th. Chipmill export jetty and woodchip loader destroyed in a storm.
|2016||November. Re-opening of the jetty and loader following the rebuilding of the jetty.|
|2019||January 1st. Chipmill Wood Supply Agreement expires.|
August 26th Eden Regional Forest Agreement expires.
April. Southern Region Regional Forest Agreement expires.