Reforestation Oil & Protein

Quadruple effect on Climate Change

1 million trees produced

yearly…

…absorb the carbon

emission equivalent of 10,000

cars, trucks, planes…

…replace 2

8,500,000

liters of crude oil

…produce 12,700,000 kg


 of protein

Oil and Protein from Perpetual Trees

Lowest  Carbon Intensity (CI)

Deforestation, the transport sector and agriculture are the largest contributors to carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and thus climate change.

The use of perpetual trees to reforest cattle land to produce oil and protein has a quadruple impact on climate change. 

To produce liquid fuel, you need a device that can turn sunlight into fuel (= photosynthesis)..…well it happens that nature has been providing us that tool forever…  it is called A TREE.

Of all the non-food-land crops that produce vegetable oil and protein, we found the Pongamia tree to be best positioned for reforestation purposes in South America. Together with our genetic partners, we are since continuesly developing our locally adapted elite varieties of the Pongamia tree. 

Carbon Intensity (CI) is the emission rate of a given source relative to the energy intensity generated. The standard indicator of CI is the amount of grams of carbon dioxide released per megajoule (energy) generated.

A 2018 study conducted by MEO Carbon Solutions (ISCC group) showed that Pongamia oil from reforestation activities in South America represents the lowest CI of currently available feedstocks. This is mainly due to the fact that the oil is produced from perpetual elite trees that sequester considerable amounts of carbon from its tree canopy and extended root system. The natural nitrogen fertilization of the soils through the root nodes and no use of pesticides additionally result in very low CI level of the oil.

Source: MEO Carbon Solutions GmbH

The best way to refine crude Reforestation Oil into carbon clean fuel is the HVO or « Renewable Diesel » process. 

Hydro-treated Vegetable Oils (HVO) is a fast growing refinery method applied by an increasing number of oil companies in the world. It uses elevated temperatures and pressure to break down larger molecules such as those found in vegetable oils, into shorter hydrocarbon chains used in diesel engines. Renewable Diesel is also called Green Diesel, or hydro-treated vegetable oil (HVO).

Renewable diesel is a « drop-in » fuel that can potentially decarbonize the existing half billion diesel engines in the world without any change to existing infrastructures. 

Renewable Diesel has the same chemical properties as fossil based diesel. Renewable Diesel is a « drop-in » fuel that does not require any, time consuming and expensive, new engines or infrastructure developments. 

NOx Emission
Cetane
Cold flow properties
Oxidative stability
Energy content

Petro - Diesel

Baseline
40 -55
Baseline
Baseline
Baseline

Biodiesel ( FAME)

+10
50-65
Poor
Poor
Lower

Renewable Diesel

-10 to 0
75-90
Excellent
Excellent
Similar

Source: Honeywell’s UOP division

In summary

Reforestation Oil and Protein supply chains have the lowest Carbon Intensity (CI) levels

Reforestation Oil and Protein are the fastest and cheapest ways to decarbonise transport and agriculture

Reforestation Oil and Protein have an immediate and quadruple effect on climate change

Our solution

CO2 sequestering, oil and protein production through forest preservation and reforestation

Reforestation Oil

Low Carbon fuel from reforestation feedstock is the "cleanest" fuel possible

Free cattle grazing

Silvopasture agriculture combines trees and livestock on the same land

Protein for feed & food

Karanj seed cake (what is left after pressing the oil) is high in protein for both animal and human consumption

Carbon sequestering

HIgh levels of CO2 sequestering from pongamia trees in (sub) tropical environments

Working with us

Turn-key reforestation programs

Tailor-made Impact and Earn models

Project management

• Planting size business modeling
• Matching of all certification requirements
• Local legal support

Elite Tree Genetics

• Matching of best tree varieties
• Tree production
• Site delivery

Planting & Maintenance

• Land preparation
• Planting & irrigation
• Field maintenance

Harvesting, Crushing & Feedstock

• Harvesting equipment
• Crushing facilities
• Crude oil off-take
• Protein meal off-take
• Carbon credits

Who we are

World’s largest reforestation programs 

We pre-select cattle land for certified reforestation land leases for individual investors, family offices and specialized funds to which we match long term production contracts with world-wide oil refineries and protein off-take agreements.

Our elite tree propagation and research center already represents world’s largest dedicated elite pongamia tree production site. We have built an elite tree propagation capacity of 300,000 trees reaching over one million trees a year from 2019 onwards. The site of 700 hectares has over 1 km on the Rio Paraguay, one of south America’s most navigated rivers directly bordering Brazil. The site has its own harbor, landing strip and can also be easily visited by road via Brazil.

Our Holding Company is based in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The port of Rotterdam is Europe’s largest producer of Renewable Diesel and the major biofuel hub for the European market. Crude oil from crushing from our site at the Rio Paraguay can reach all major harbors in the world by only using low cost, low carbon vessel transport.

We provide turn-key reforestation programs to corporation through our sister company Quadriz. To visit the website : Click here

Individuals can participate directly via our partnership with the Corekees Foundation. To visit the website : Click here

Our partners and suppliers

Certified, sustainable supply chain for generations to come 

INFORMATION ARCHIVES

ADDRESS

Investancia Paraguay S.A.
Estancia Santa Rosanna
Carmelo Peralta, Paraguay
Investancia Holding B.V.
CIC Stationsplein 45, 3013 AK Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Info +31 263723071 or via contact page

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