Wood = Life

The problem

As the world seeks to slow the pace of climate change reserve wildlife, and support billions of people, trees inevitably hold a major part of the answer. Yet the mass destruction of trees—deforestation—continues, sacrificing the long-term benefits of standing trees for short-term gain.

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Forests still cover about 30 percent of the world’s land area, but they are disappearing at an alarming rate. Between 1990 and 2016, the world lost 502,000 square miles (1.3 million square kilometers) of forest, according to the World Bank – an area larger than South Africa.

Since humans started cutting down forests, 46 percent of trees have been felled, according to a 2015 study in the journal Nature. About 17 percent of the Amazonian rainforest has been destroyed over the past 50 years, and losses recently have been on the rise.

We need trees for a variety of reasons, not least of which is that they absorb not only the carbon dioxide that we exhale, but also the heat-trapping greenhouse gases that human activities emit. As those gases enter the atmosphere, global warming increases, a trend scientists now prefer to call climate change.

We need wood

Wood = Life

We need wood not just for clearing the atmosphere by absorbing carbon dioxide. Wood has been used for thousands of years for fuel, as a construction material, for making tools and weapons, furniture and paper. More recently it emerged as a feedstock for the production of purified cellulose and its derivatives, such as cellophane and cellulose acetate.

In our homes everywhere we look, there are products made of wood, or other materials what are need wood during their creation process. Try to imagine what would happen if we lose the wood from our life? Probably our life would ends.

The solution

The Tree - Paulownia

We together our Partner company has a workable solution, what is to carefully manage forest resources by eliminating clear-cutting to make sure that forest environments remain intact. The cutting that does occur should be balanced by the planting of enough young trees to replace the older ones felled in any given forest.

Our project capitalize on the unique characteristic of Paulownia tree which is known to absorb great amount of carbon dioxide compared with other species and aim to converge dual gains of yielding timber solutions while providing carbon sequestration.

Paulownia – also called the kiri tree, princess tree or empress tree is a fast growing, multipurpose hardwood tree (family Paulowniaceae, previously in the family Scrophylariaceae) comprised of nice species and a few natural hybrids that are native to China. The genus was named in honor of Queen Anna Pavlovna from The Netherlands (1795–1865), daughter of Tsar Paul I of Russia.

Paulownia species are found growing naturally and under cultivated conditions in several parts of the world including China, Japan and Southeast Asia, Europe, north and central America, and Australia.

Due to their rapid growth and value in the timber market, many Paulownia species are cultivated in several temperate zones worldwide.

Economic importance of Paulownia is increasing as new uses and related products are developed. It is also suitable as a lignocellulosic feedstock crop for the bioethanol industry in the Southeastern USA.

A high demand for planting material in domestic and international markets for afforestation and bioenergy production has necessitated the development of efficient micropropagation protocols for rapid and mass propagation of Paulownia.

In all cases our fuel has been confirmed to be of excellent quality, drawing a satisfactory response from consumers. The greatest demand for our product is from refineries due to the high diesel yield it delivers.

Desirable wood characteristics of Paulownia

Paulownia exhibits a number of desirable characteristics such as ro resistance, dimensional stability and a high ignition point, which ensures the popularity of its timber in the world market.
Very light – “Aluminium wood – about ⅔ the weight of the lightest commercial wood. The specific gravity of the Paulownia wood ranges from 0.23 to 0.30.
Strong & Stable – Strong and will not split even when spikes are driven into it. Does not split, warp and crack with rapid drying.
Moisture resistant – Water cannot penetrate easily from the outer surfaces to inner area.
Low thermal conductivity – Excellent insulation properties, can be used as a material in construction where the insulator is required.
Dry rapidly – Strong and will not split even when spikes are driven into it. Does not split, warp and crack with rapid drying.
Low energy conductivity – Produce a type of air conditioning effect when used as building material. It is a potential fire door material as well.
Easily worked – The wood is suitable for carving, wood-working, model airplane construction, peeling for veneer.
Aesthetic – The wood has an appealing grain pattern and is easily stained or painted.
Good sound conduction – Good resonance properties. Used to make sound boards of musical instruments.
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Our Paulownia tree is a special clone of Paulownia that is optimized to grow well in tropical climate. It is able to grow magnificently in tropical areas such as Malaysia.

The advantages Paulownia that are grown under tissue culture technique include the production of disease free plantlets, superior quality, uniform growth and size of plants, increase yield, no staggered harvesting and etc.

Special properties of RevoTropix Paulownia

Rapid growth – Grow to maturity in 4-6 years. Regular Paulownia may take up to 15 to 25 years.
Regeneration ability, shorter rotation time – Can generate from a cut stump and grow into another mature tree again in 4 to 6 years. This can be repeated 4 to 6 more times. Does not require replanting after harvest because it regenerates from stump sprouts, time and cost saving.
CO2 absorption – Absorb great amount of carbon dioxide during its grow cycle & reduce CO2 emission into the atmosphere, relieve global warming issue.
Very light – The specific gravity of the lightness is 0.28 to 0.3 About 2/3 the weight of the lightest commercial wood.
Low thermal conductivity – Stable & flexible, resistant to breakages & deformations.
Low energy conductivity – Produced a type of air conditioning effect when used as building material. It is a potential fire door material as well
Rapid evaporation of water content – Naturally dry from 100% to 12%.
Moisture resistant – Moisture resistant, water unable to penetrate easily from the outer surfaces to inner area.

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