Bio Green Woods II
BioGreen Woods (BGW) aims to build the first state of the art bio-refinery in Portugal, through innovative technology, focused on environmental sustainability and productive processes. In this industrial unit, the company intends to produce:
This is the second campaign of a total financing goal of 1M€ that the project promoter intends to raise with GoParity’s community. The funds raised will be used to secure the construction and acquisition of the bio-refinery equipment. In its first campaign, the company raised 75.000€, and in this campaign, the amount is 100.000€.
This project differentiates itself through the use of forest biomass from invasive species, contributing to balanced forest management, as well as through its commitment to purchasing only certified wood.
BGW developed its innovative production process through several years of R&D investment, culminating with the construction of pre-industrial prototypes with which it was able to perform several tests to validate its production ratios as well as a business model. This process allows for the more efficient production of higher quality products, without the emission of greenhouse gases and healthier products. This results in gains for the final consumer, the environment and the investors.
The project is in line with the European trends in industry decarbonization, focusing its production on green processes, free of greenhouse gas emissions. The project also fulfills the criteria regarding total resource usage, reducing or even eliminating the waste arising from the productive processes. It is also presented as a solution to accelerate the energy transition and as an alternative to oil. BGW strongly endorses innovation and exports its production, creating value for the Portuguese and European economies, while contributing to the development of territories within the country.
This project is the first step towards the construction of the first bio-refinery in Europe, providing Portugal with the ability to export several final products resulting from this investment, or replacing imports, contributing to an improvement in its trade balance.
BGW’s business plan illustrates that the loan can be repaid through the release of treasury cashflows. The project has a 12% IRR and a projected positive EBITDA in its first year of productive activity, as well as a positive EBIT projection in its second year in business.
Key Investment Information Sheet
Bio Green Woods is a pioneering company in Europe in what regards the complete use of materials and energy. Based in Alvaiázere, Leiria, where it will also implement its first industrial wood bio-refining state-of-the-art plant. It currently employs 17 collaborators, 8 of which are part of the R&D department, illustrating the company's innovative capacity.
BGW has developed a charcoal production unit, through wood distillation, a unique and innovative method in Europe. This is an unprecedented technique which ensures more homogeneous and higher-quality products, through an environmentally clean process. The company also fully exploits all gases resulting from the pyrolysis process, including condensable gases for the production of by-products (vegetable tar and pyroligneous acid), and non-condensable gases such as energy, ensuring zero waste.
The company has as partners:
BioGreen Woods’ environmental commitment is based on its offering of a full range of 100% environmentally friendly and sustainable produced products, in search of a fairer balance between humanity and nature. The company aims to export the majority of its production, especially to countries such as Germany, USA, UK, Spain and France. All products will be made for sale to other industries, from the food sector to the chemical sector, except for the charcoal and briquettes which will be exported to distributors and retailers located mainly in Europe.
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