Before the company progressed with the establishment of crops, the company commissioned Bio4met to produce independent growth and yield data using the widely applied 3-pg model. This model is widely used both for scientific and commercial plantations to accurately predict potential yields using site specific data. The original report projected the following timber and charcoal yields shown in the tables below, whilst it was reported by ABRAF that average yields for plantation grown eucalyptus timber in Brazil was currently in excess of 40m3/ha/yr.
Based upon the independent data supplied by Bio4met alongside regional growers reports, the company forecast that the project should achieve a total timber yield of 32.36m3/ha/yr at harvest, with harvest projected to take place at year 7 equating to a total yield of 226.48m3 of timber per hectare established. Upon processing, it was expected that this timber would be converted into a total charcoal yield of 154.07 MDC per hectare over a 7 year period. As such, and based on independent price reports supplied by both AMS and ABRAF, and in line with those projected rates presumed achievable for charcoal of R$107.98 MDC at harvest, it was expected that the average value per hectare at harvest over a 7 year period would equate to R$16,636.48 per hectare. This projected valuation was reported to clients at the time on the projects mini website and shown HERE.