Currently there are two companies having this investment.
Oud oil to extract from agarwood trees can be used in fragrances and essential oils.
Plantation Species: AgarwoodEven by rainforest standards, the aquilaria tree is remarkable. It isn't so much the tree, but what is deep inside it. Aquilaria produces resinous heartwood, called agarwood, known as the "Wood of the Gods". Agarwood has been traded for centuries. The resinous wood is used for incense, as well as medicinal purposes and pure resin in its distilled form goes into perfume. The value therefore is both religious and curative; the Japanese donate flowers and agarwood oil to Shinto-Buddhist temples, and faith healers use it in the Middle East.
Over Exploitation and HarvestingBy the early 1990s, the aquilaria tree had been harvested to near extinction in Southeast Asia, and was classified as an endangered species. So a drive began to replace the trees in the natural forest with the ones on commercial plantations. One problem is that not every aquilaria tree produces Agarwood. What was needed was a scientific answer that guaranteed production. Nine years ago a team from the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota developed a cultivated version of the tree to provide a sustainable crop.
Modern Technology in Harmony with NatureUtilising modern technology, Asia Plantation Capital is now growing aquilaria trees at its plantations in Sri Lanka and Thailand. Asia Plantation Capital waits for the trees to be four to five years old before stimulating them to produce Agarwood. The trees can then be harvested, realising a potential return for investors in just six years.
Malaysia & Thailand PlantationsHover over a plantation name to hightlight the location on the map. Click on a link for more information on the plantation.
Asia Plantation Capitalhttp://www.asiaplantationcapital.com
The Plantation Capital Group - Established officially in 2008, although operating privately since 2002 the group now have plantations and agricultural projects on 4 continents with operational projects at various stages.
Plantation Managers & Advisors -The Asia Plantation Capital Group act as plantation managers and advisors to several Private Equity Funds that focus on the forestry, farming and renewable energy sectors. Plantation assets currently owned and/or under management on behalf of private clients are in excess of US$250 million.
Minimum Investment S$30,000 for 1 plot of plant land
No guaranteed. 5.5 years lock in investment. Estimated return about S$240,000
Tropical Forestry Venture(S) Pte Ltdhttp://www.tropicalforestryventures.com/
14A Sago Street (end of Smith Street) off: 6224-6568
Micheal Warren Raj, Director of Marketing 8146-4612 or 8622-1977
Company Registration No: 201222748Z
Incentive: S$70 NTUC voucher
Minimum Investment S$23,000 for 100 tree (S$230 per tree)
Estimated to produce 4 tula (12ml - one tula) and selling at S$400 / tula = S$1,600 per tree x 100 = S$160,000.
Guaranteed 5.5 years later return about S$190,000