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Swiss Privata AG is redefining long term teak investments with CO2 sequestration.
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Possible Future Teak Price Projections*
The volume of wood that can be obtained from a teak tree can vary widely, depending on various factors such as genetics, growing conditions, and how it has been managed over time. On average, a teak tree takes
Assuming the price of teak will range between USD 1000 and USD 1500 per cubic meter, a plot with 10 trees has a potential revenue of a minimum of USD 3,150 (0.315 cubic meter per tree) respectively USD 10,000 (1 cubic meter per tree) on the lower end; on the higher end, a plot with 10 trees has a potential revenue of a minimum of USD 4,725.00 (0.315 cubic meter per tree) respectively USD 15,000.00 (1 cubic meter per tree). **
Conclusion on Revenue Potential
A plot with 10 teak trees, 20 years old has an average revenue expectancy of 0.6475 cubic meter per tree. Today, at an average price of USD 1.225,00/cubic meter, totaling US 793.19 per tree, or USD 7,931.90 in total.
Experts in the teak industry believe that the demand for teak wood is likely to increase over time due to its desirable qualities and limited availability, which should potentially lead to higher prices in the future. While there are estimates projecting the price of Teak at 5 to 10 times of today’s value, a conservatively factor 2 increase in 20 years under consideration of price increase due to demand and inflation is the base of our calculation.
It should also be taken into consideration, that 25% of trees might not survive the 20 year growth period.
The leasing price for a section with 10 teak trees is USD 2,000.00 over the period of 20 years, payable up front. Considering the calculations above, this plot is expected to generate on average approximately USD 11,897.81 in harvest revenue.
CO2 Sequestration of a teak tree
The amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestered by a teak tree from seedling to maturity during its first 20 years of life can vary depending on various factors, such as climate, soil conditions, and management practices. However, some estimates suggest that a teak tree can sequester between 500 kg and around 1.5 tons (1,500 kg) of CO2 during its first 20 years.
These estimates are based on the assumption that the teak tree is growing under optimal conditions and is not subject to stress from factors such as drought, disease, or pests.
It’s important to note that the amount of CO2 sequestered by a tree can vary significantly from year to year, as well as over the course of its lifetime. Moreover, once a teak tree reaches maturity, its rate of CO2 sequestration tends to slow down, although it will continue to sequester some carbon throughout its lifetime.
Example: CO2-Emissions of a Gulfstream G650
The amount of CO2 produced for example by a Gulfstream G650 per flight hour can vary depending on various factors, such as the load of the aircraft, the distance traveled, and weather conditions. However, according to some estimates, a Gulfstream G650 can produce around 1,250 kilograms (1.25 metric tons) of CO2 per hour of flight time.
To calculate the number of teak trees required to compensate for the CO2 emissions of a Gulfstream G650 for 100 hours of flight time, we need to know the total amount of CO2 emissions from the aircraft for this period.
Using the estimate, that a Gulfstream G650 produces approximately 1,250 kg of CO2 per hour of flight time, we can calculate the total CO2 emissions for 100 hours of flight time as follows:
Total CO2 emissions = CO2 emissions per hour x number of flight hours Total CO2 emissions = 1,250 kg/hour x 100 hours
Total CO2 emissions = 125,000 kg or 125 metric tons.
Now, to compensate for the CO2 emissions of the G650 for 100 hours of flight time, we need to sequester an equivalent amount of CO2 by planting trees. The amount of CO2 sequestered by a teak tree over its lifetime can vary, but on average, a mature teak tree can sequester around 50 kg of CO2 per year.
Assuming that the teak trees are planted and maintained properly and have optimal growing conditions, we can calculate the number of trees needed to compensate for the CO2 emissions of a G650 for 100 hours of flight time as follows:
Number of trees required = Total CO2 emissions / CO2 sequestered per tree per year
Number of trees required = 125,000 kg / (50 kg/tree/year x 20 years)
Number of trees required = 125,000 kg / 1,000 kg/tree
Number of trees required = 125 trees
Therefore, approximately 125 teak trees would need to be planted and maintained for 20 years to compensate for the CO2 emissions of a Gulfstream G650 for 100 hours of flight time. It’s important to note that this is just an estimate and actual CO2 sequestration rates can vary based on several factors such as soil conditions, climate, tree species, and maintenance practices.