50 million trees will be produced over the next 8 years to…
…naturally sequester 1.2 million tons of CO2 each year
…replace more than 300,000 tons of fossil crude each year
…and produce 480,000 tons of bio-protein each year
Investancia runs high-impact reforestation programs
We reforest degraded cattle land through our certified reforestation programs to which we match with long term offtake agreements with world-wide corporations, next-generation biofuel refineries, and protein processors.
Our elite tree propagation and research center already represents the world’s largest dedicated Pongamia tree production site. We have built an elite tree propagation and research center which is being scaled from an annual production capacity of 1 million trees up to 5 million trees.
Reforestation & Oil Protein
Perpetual trees to replace fossil fuel and produce bio-protein
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 produce oil and bio-protein has a quadruple impact on climate change, biodiversity and local communities.
Of all the non-food-land crops that produce oil and protein, we found the Pongamia tree to be 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 Pongamia trees.
Reforestation with Pongamia in silvopasture systems ensures a categorization as low indirect land-use change (ILUC).
CO2 sequestration, oil and protein production through conservation and reforestation
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
Pongamia meal (the leftovers from oil extraction) is high in protein for both animal feed and future human consumption
High levels of CO2 sequestration from Pongamia trees in (sub) tropical environments
Who We Are
The 50 million tree goal
We have laid down an ambitious plan to reforest over 120,000 hectares of degraded cattle land in the Chaco, with more than 50 million Pongamia trees to match long term offtake agreements with world-wide corporations, next-generation biofuel refineries, and protein processors.
Elite propagation and research center
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, with a current 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.
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. 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.
Research, Development & Tree Propagation Management
Investancia is a leader within agro-research and a pioneer within Pongamia research, development and tree propagation management.
Our local management team heads our Santa Rosanna operations with a workforce of 40+ local employees.