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
Deforestation for agriculture and the transport sector 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 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.
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
CO2 sequestration, oil and protein production through conservation and reforestation
Low Carbon fuel from reforestation feedstock is the "cleanest" fuel possible
Silvopasture agriculture combines trees and livestock on the same land
Pongamia meal (what is left after pressing the oil) is high in protein for both animal and human consumption
High levels of CO2 sequestration from Pongamia trees in (sub) tropical environments
We run high return forestry programs
We conserve virgin forest areas and secure cattle land for our certified reforestation activities to which we match long term offtake agreements with world-wide corporations, oil 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, 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 designs, certifies and markets VCS-CCBS carbon offset programs from REDD+ forest conservation and reforestation (ARR) to world-wide corporations
Corekees – Key retail partner, where individuals can participate through the Corekees Foundation.
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.
Our local management team heads our Santa Rosanna operations with a workforce of 30 employees.
Genetics & Country Manager
Tree Production Manager
Plantations & Estancia Manager
Agro Propagation Engineer
Paraguay Corporate Governance
To quadruple the decarbonization of energy and food