Renewable Diesel from Reforestation

Immediate and double effect on carbon emissions

300,000 trees produced

yearly...

...absorb the carbon

emission equivalent of 3,000

cars, trucks, planes...

...replace 2,500,000

liters of crude oil

Renewable Diesel

Renewable Diesel directly usable for an existing half billion diesel engines in the world

First-generation biodiesel is produced from vegetable oils. The most common feedstocks used to make biodiesel are rapeseed, soybean and palm oils. First generation biodiesel and biofuels in general are made partly responsible for the increased cost of food commodities, deforestation of rainforests for palm and indirect land use change (ILUC).

The concept of “second-generation biodiesel” and its major advantage in terms of sustainability implied the use of non-alimental land and feedstocks. An additional requirement for second-generation biodiesel is a minimum Green House Gas emission savings of over 60% in comparison to fossil fuels.

The best positioned next generation biofuel is Renewable Diesel which is produced through the hydrocracking of vegetable oils.

Hydrocracking is a refinery method that uses elevated temperatures and pressure in the presence of a catalyst 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 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

Conclusions:

  1. Renewable Diesel is the fastest and cheapest way to decarbonize the transport sector
  2. Currently, the only suitable feedstocks for Renewable Diesel is Used Cooking Oil (UCO) and Palm Oil
  3. Demand for true sustainable feedstocks for Renewable Diesel production will be substantial  

Our solution

Maximize Renewable Diesel feedstock production through reforestation of cattle land

renewable-diesel

Renewable Diesel

Renewable diesel from reforestation is the "cleanest" diesel possible

Cattle-grazing

Cattle grazing

Silvopasture agriculture combines trees and livestock on the same land

Pongamia-(karanj)-seed-cakes

Protein as cattle feed

Karanj seed cake (the material that is left after pressing the oil) is protein feed allowing for the use of less land per head of livestock

agroforestry

Carbon sequestering

A hectare of pongamia sequesters more greenhouse gas than the produced renewable diesel emits which is endlessly sustainable

Working with us

Our mission; feel good, earn better

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 pongamia tree 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 Renewable Diesel 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 2018 onwards. The site of 1,000 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.

Caftan mariage paris

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 the world wide fast growing Renewable Diesel industry an alternative, non-food, feedstock to palm and UCO. Our feedstock is cost effective, high yielding and carbon negative produced by reforesting cattle land.

Investors in feedstock production have a rare opportunity to responsibly invest in a fast growing, fully sustainable agriculture practices of the future with income from Renewable Diesel feedstock, protein, cattle and possibly carbon credits. 

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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