Bio Green Woods IV
funded by 1005 investors
Bio Green 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:
The project has an investment of over 16M€. It is being financed by equity, debt emission, public subsidies and crowdlending campaigns up to € 1million.
This is the fourth 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. A total of €260 000 has already been raised among GoParity's investors, and this campaign will aim to raise €100 000 more.
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.
This is an innovation project which requires a large investment. However, the investment structure of this project is well diversified, with a high proportion of equity funding, as well as refundable funds and non-refundable public funds - the collaborative financing portion of the investment is comparatively low.
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Bio Green Woods is a pioneering company in Europe in what regards the complete use of materials and energy. Based in Alvaiázere, district of Leiria, where they launched, in May, the first European industrial wood bio-refining state-of-the-art plant.
Currently the company has 25 employees and 17 on-the-job trainees.
BGW has developed a charcoal production unit, through wood distillation, a unique and innovative method in Europe. This is an exclusive and unprecedented technique that ensures more homogeneous and higher-quality products, through an environmentally clean process. The company also fully captures and transforms 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:
Bio Green 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.
Number of Goparity Loans
First instalment was paid to all the investors
988 investors successfully raised 90.000€
This campaign is open for investment
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