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Oregon Timber for Carbon

Robert McKay Sat, 2010-09-25 15:01

Robert McKay · Sat, 09/25/2010 - 15:01

Business

Business Overview: 

By changing the industry standards for managing forestry and agriculture with carbon as a primary factor of production, we will be able to move the needle in the right direction, and make the capitalistic system work for the environment. This will then allow us to leverage the populations that invest in our carbon-offset projects to be the grassroots network of capital we will need to expand the biofuel industry we target for future development. The traditional timber markets and values will generate core cash-flow and the vertical approach we are taking will allow us to completely control cost factors and supply sources of biomass.

Project Type: 
Project Location: 
LaPine, OR, 97739
United States
Services Desired: 
Grant Writer
Capital Broker/Dealer
Who is the Customer?: 

Traditional lumber markets for timber and public and corporate for carbon offset buyers as well as utility companies in the region, PGE for example.

What is the Target Market?: 

Carbon offset buyers in the voluntary space.

How big is the Target Market in terms of Annual Sales?: 
$5B-$50B
Sales/Marketing Strategy: 

We are planning and developing a social network based strategy with a website design that will be available to create a community of green-focused individuals and companies willing to invest in carbon-based forestry and agricultural management projects to locally offset the energy usage here in the US.

One-line Pitch: 

Invest in carbon accumulation projects locally where the carbon needs absorbing.

Business Model: 

By acquiring timberland and other marginal land and re-working the harvest cycle to increase carbon accumulation, we will get certified under IFM standards and raise revenue thru Voluntary offset sales. Marginal land will be acquired in areas that will allow us to grow crops specifically targeted to be source fuel for the biofuel industry as well as allow us to leverage into biofuel production ourselves with full vertical control of source biomass.

Technology

What makes the technology/business unique and have a defendable competitive advantage?: 

By basing our re-investment in environmental projects here in the US, we are directly interacting with balance of carbon from our direct use of energy. All of our equipment used in operations will operate on 100 percent bio fuels and will be directly accountable to show carbon addition. Common sense says that by unlocking fossil fuel carbon in the last 200 years, we have upset the balance of the natural carbon cycle that existed for thousands of years. Massive amounts are stored in the soil and the ocean but we can have a corrective impact by shifting to biofuel use.

Team

NameTitle
Robert McKayVP

Financials

Amount Sought: 
$4,000,000
If raising funds, what shall the funds be used for?: 

Fifty percent of acquisition cost and working capital

Funding Stage: 
Early/Seed

Testimonials

 

CAPSTONE INVESTMENT ADVISORS (UK), LLP has been a leader in the venture capital arena since 2007 it was incorporated. Our focus is on rapidly growing world companies, where new technology can fundamentally change the way people conduct business or enjoy their lifestyles.

 

Our extensive experience in the venture capital field helps ensure that all of our investors partake in unique opportunities, otherwise available only to high net worth and institutional investors. By investing in both private and public companies in sectors like alternative power, water, organic and natural foods, and environmental technologies we are able to tap into the growing demand for environmentally superior products and services. We believe that investing in the environmental economy helps build companies that matter, but success is providing superior returns to our investors.

 

If you requires immediate funding into your project and you know that your project is a lucrative projects, do not hesitate to contact me on my direct email ciaukllp@live.com  

 

 

John D. Warren

 

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Tue, 11/15/2011 - 13:41