IMPACT
REFORESTATION
AT SCALE

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

Reforestation

50 million trees will be planted over the next 6 years to…

Reforestation for the Reduction in CO2

…naturally sequester 1.2 million tons of CO2 each year

Reforestation for bio protein production

…produce 480,000 tons of bio-protein each year

Reforestation to replace fossil crude oil

…and replace more than 300,000 tons of fossil crude each year

Investancia runs high-impact reforestation programs

Investancia reforests degraded cattle land in silvopastoral systems, which improves pastures and allows cattle ranchers to continue their grazing activities simultaneously. Investancia reforests degraded cattle land that often-most is severely degraded due to very high salinity levels and seasonal drought followed by flooding, making the soils inapt for food production. Our tree species survive and even thrive in these challenging soils, and rough weather conditions. In fact, some species even improve soil health as they fix atmospheric nitrogenic and auto-fertilize naturally.  Our reforestation programs reconnect green corridors whilst generating large-scale carbon sequestration, also known as nature-based carbon removals, which are certified under the Verified Carbon Standard and CCBS.

We use carefully selected productive and native tree species in our reforestation projects.  The use of productive tree species allows to simultaneously produce low carbon proteins and non-edible vegetable oil as by-products to carbon sequestration.  Non-edible oils produced from trees represent the lowest carbon intensity (CI) levels available for the production of renewable biofuels.

Our elite tree propagation and research center already represents the world’s largest production site for oil producing tree species We have built an elite tree propagation and research center which is scaled to reach an annual production capacity of over 7 million trees per year. 

Reforestation Oil & Protein

“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

Perpetual trees to produce bio-protein and replace fossil fuel

Deforestation for 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 sequester high levels of carbon and to produce bio-protein and oil has a quadruple impact on climate change, biodiversity and local communities.

Of all the non-food-land crops that produce oil and protein, we have selected tree species that are the best performing for reforestation purposes in South America. Together with our genetic partners, we are continuously developing and planting our locally adapted elite varieties of trees.

Reforestation with carefully selected tree species in silvopastoral systems ensures a categorization as low indirect land-use change (ILUC).

Our Solution

Carbon sequestration, protein and oil production through reforestation

Reforestation

Carbon sequestration

High levels of carbon sequestration from trees in the (sub) tropical environments

Freely Grazing Cattle

Freely grazing cattle

Silvopastoral systems combine trees and livestock on the same land, ensuring a low-ILUC

Reforestation for bio protein production

Bio-proteins

Low carbon protein produced from trees for animal consumption further avoid deforestation and carbon emissions from traditional anual protein crops

Reforestation to replace fossil crude oil

Reforestation Oil

Low Carbon fuel from reforestation feedstock is the “cleanest” fuel possible

In Summary

Reforestation and restoration of green corridors secures an immediate and quadruple effect on climate, community and biodiversity

Reforestation oil- and protein are the fastest and cheapest ways to decarbonize transport and agriculture simultaneously

Reforestation oil- and protein have the lowest Carbon Intensity (CI) levels and no indirect land-use change (ILUC)

Who We Are

The 50 million tree goal

We have laid down a strong foundation to scale our programs to reforest over 120,000 hectares of degraded cattle land in the Chaco, with more than 50 million trees.

Elite propagation and research center

Our elite tree propagation and research center already represents the world’s largest dedicated production site for oil  producing trees. We have built an elite tree propagation and research center, with a current capacity of over 7 million trees a year. The site of 700 ha. has over 1 km on the Río Paraguay, one of South America’s most navigated rivers directly bordering Brazil. The site has its own harbour, landing strip and can also be easily visited by road via Brazil.

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low cost low carbon fuel

Dutch roots and Paraguayan soul

Our holding company is based in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The port of Rotterdam is Europe’s largest producer of Renewable Diesel and is the major biofuel hub for the European market. Pongamia protein and 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 Logo

Quadriz – Our sister company develops, certifies and markets high-integrity carbon offsets from REDD+ forest conservation to world-wide corporations. Quadriz also markets the VCS-CCB carbon removal credits from Investancia’s reforestation programs.

R&D & Tree Propagation Management

Investancia is a leader within agro-research and a pioneer within tree research, development and tree propagation management.

Our local management team heads our Santa Rosanna operations with a workforce of 80+ local employees. 

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Years of combined experience in R&D

Meet 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.

marcel

Marcel van
Heesewijk

CEO & Founder
christian

Christian
Nielsen

Chief Commercial Officer
Sin título-1

William
De la Motte

CFO
gabriella

Gabriela
Viñales

Paraguay Country Manager
FLOR

Florencia
Arano

Lead Project Monitor
federico

Fredy
Montoya

Field Operations Manager
LUIZ

Luiz
Fudolli

Global Head | Tree Production
humberto

Humberto
Pagliosa

Tree Production Manager
Sergio-Leon1

Sergio
León

Administration Manager
francisco

Francisco
Agustin Vergara

Genetics & Research Manager
ROSA

Rosa
Jara

HR Manager
JAVIER

Javier
Rodas

Head of Forest Inventory
CRIS

Cristina
Méndez

Digital Marketing
ANDREA

Andrea
Acuña

Occupational Safety Specialist
ALBERTO

Alberto
Esquivel

Head of Biodiversity Monitoring
ANDREA SAMANIEGO

Andrea
Samaniego

Social Specialist