About Quadriz

We provide corporate carbon offset programs with quadruple climate impact. Natural carbon sequestering from reforestation and forest conservation.

How it started 

Starting in 2013, our sister company Investancia sources, imports and adapts Pongamia tree genetics from the US, Australia and India under the authorization of the Ministry of Agriculture of Paraguay (SENAVE). Test plantations were established in 3 distinct areas of the Paraguayan ‘Chaco‘. 

In 2015, the company purchased 700 hectares of land along the Rio Paraguay, where an R&D and tree propagation center were established from scratch. The company is now in full operation with a tree production capacity of over 1 million trees per year. This represents the world’s largest production center for elite Pongamia trees. 

Our R&D and tree propagation site has a 1 km border with the Rio Paraguay, one of South America’s most navigated rivers, which forms the border with neighboring Brazil. Crude oil and protein from our site at the Rio Paraguay can reach all major ports in the world by using low-cost, low carbon-emitting fluvial and maritime transport networks.

Our team

Management

Marcel
van Heesewijk

Founder & Head Farmer

Christian
Nielsen

Sales & Trading Environmental Commodities

Tamar
van Heesewijk

Finance

Wim
Boer

Financial Control

Nick
van Heesewijk

Marketing 

James
Eaton

VCS/CCBS Forest Carbon Expert

Research, Development & Tree Propagation Center

Francisco
Agustin Vergara

Genetics & Country Manager

Humberto
Pagliosa

Tree Production Manager

Federico (Fredy)
Montoya

Plantations & Estancia Manager

José
Buttner

Paraguay Corporate Governance

Rilsis
Saavedra

Agro Propagation Engineer

Partners & Friends of Forests

All of Quadriz’ reforestation programs are executed by our sister-company Investancia Paraguay SA based at our R&D and tree propagation center at Estancia Santa Rosanna in Carmelo Peralta, Alto Paraguay.

Since its inception, Investancia has worked very closely with Terviva in the US to continually select best adaptable elite tree genetics, exchange propagation and planting protocols and for the development of aftermarkets for oil and protein.

Unique Wood has conducted extensive land quality analysis for us in the Paraguay Chaco. With Unique Wood we are also applying for an FSC certification.

MEO Carbon Solutions, which is part of the ISCC certification organization, has conducted an specific CO2 emissions calculation for crude Pongamia oil produced from our reforestation programs in Paraguay.  The assessment was conducted over the complete life cycle of Pongamia oil; from the propagation of tree cuttings to the silvopasture agriculture environment up to the oil extraction. MEO Carbon Solutions concluded that Pongamia crude oil has the lowest CI (Carbon Intensity) value of all vegetable oil feedstocks.

All the above mentioned, very detailed reforestation program feasibility reports, are available to our program owners.

To assure local reforestation legislation compliance, Quadriz works in close contact with the National Forest Institute (INFONA) as part of the Ministry of Agriculture in Paraguay. 

We are in close contact with WWF-Paraguay, which is very active in advising and supporting local landowners in sustainable silvopasture agriculture practices.

For the offtake of the produced crude oil feedstocks from the reforestation programs, we are in regular contact with major oil companies active in the field of Renewable Diesel or HVO. We supply Pongamia crude oil samples for their labs and provide test batches of crude oil for their refineries that will serve for the negotiations of future crude oil offtake agreements.

In order to create and support “pull demand” for renewable fuels, we are in regular contact with renewable fuel retailers such as Goodfuels (marine transport), SkyNRG (Bio-jet) and various Renewable Diesel fuel retailers. 

Individuals who wish to reforest and contribute to climate change impacts can do so via our partnership with The Corekees Foundation.