1 million trees reforested each year will in 10 years…

…naturally sequester 500,000 tons of CO2 each year

…replace 120,000 tons of fossil crude each year

… and produce 175,000 tons of bio-protein each year

Perpetual trees to replace fossil fuel and produce bio-protein

Deforestation from agriculture and the transport sector are the largest contributors to GHG emissions and thus climate change.

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

Of all the non-food-land crops that produce 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 continuously developing and planting our locally adapted elite varieties of the Pongamia tree. 

“We need a device that can turn sunlight into fuel during our lifetime. It happens that nature has been providing us that photosynthesis tool forever… it is called a tree”.

Bill Gates

“We need a device that can turn sunlight into fuel during our lifetime. It happens that nature has been providing us that photosynthesis tool forever… it is called a tree”.

Bill Gates

In Summary

Oil and bio-protein from reforestation have the lowest Carbon Intensity (CI) levels

Oil and bio-protein from reforestation are the fastest and cheapest ways to decarbonise transport and agriculture

Oil and bio-protein from reforestation have an immediate and quadruple effect on climate change

Our solution

CO2 sequestration, oil and protein production through conservation and reforestation

Reforestation Oil

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

Freely grazing cattle

Silvopasture agriculture combines trees and livestock on the same land, ensuring a low-ILUC

Bio-proteins

Pongamia meal (what is left after pressing the oil) is high in protein for both animal and human consumption

Carbon sequestration

High levels of CO2 sequestration from Pongamia trees in (sub) tropical environments

Who we are

We run high return forestry programs

We restore virgin forest areas and secure cattle land for our certified reforestation activities to which we match long term offtake agreements with world-wide corporations, second-generation biofuel refineries, and protein processors. 

Our elite tree propagation and research center already represents the world’s largest dedicated elite Pongamia tree production site. We have built an elite tree propagation and research center, reaching a capacity of over 1 million trees a year. The site of 700 ha. 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 Pongamia oil from crushing at our site at the Rio Paraguay can reach all major ports in the world by only using low cost, low carbon vessel transport.

Quadriz – Our sister company develops, certifies and markets VCS-CCBS carbon offset programs from REDD+ forest conservation to world-wide corporations. Quadriz also markets the ARR carbon credits from Investancia’s reforestation programs. 

Corekees – Key retail partner, where individuals can participate through the Corekees Foundation.

The team

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and to count with an experienced local team of unrivalled R&D and Propagation professionals including also some of the brightest regional agroforestry talents. 

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Pongamia_propagation

Research, Development & Tree Propagation Management

Our local management team heads our Santa Rosanna operations with a workforce of 30 employees.

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Marcel
van Heesewijk

CEO & Founder

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Francisco
Agustin Vergara

Genetics & Research Manager 

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Rilsis
Saavedra

Agro Propagation Engineer  

fredy_montoya

Federico (Fredy) Montoya

Field Operations Manager 

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Wim
Boer

CFO

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Humberto
Pagliosa

Tree Production Manager 

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Christian
Nielsen

Head of Sales & Marketing 

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José
Buttner

Paraguay Corporate Governance

Partners and friends of forests

To quadruple the decarbonization of energy and food

Feel free to contact us

Investancia Paraguay S.A.

Estancia Santa Rosanna
Carmelo Peralta, Paraguay

Investancia Holding B.V.

CIC Stationsplein 45, 3013 AK Rotterdam The Netherlands

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