Wood: grown as a crop for profit; simultaneously with Carbon Credits and Biomass.
Never before has the wood market seen long, straight, knot free hardwood like this.
Empress trees are multi sustainable yielding up to 7 harvests from 1 planting!
Grown to harvest in 10 + years.
The long straight grained, knot free, honey coloured hardwood is ideal for furniture and veneer.
It is air dryable in approx. 60 days, saving the costs and GHG of kiln drying.
Knot free will reduce scrap from up to 37% to nearer 0.
Empress wood is 30% stronger than softwood, no knots = minimum structural flaws, improved structure.
It is almost as light as Balsa, saving considerable energy for construction workers, and in freight/ GHG emissions.
Very warp and split resistant, and takes fasteners very well.
Empress has almost twice the insulation value of soft wood, making it an ideal LEEDS choice.
This insulation value also gives the Empress almost twice the spontaneous combustion temp/resistance to fire while growing.
As a Biomass pelleted fuel it has more BTU than many hardwood pellets.
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development estimates that the yield and harvest from planted (plantationed) forests will need to increase threefold (0ver 800,000,000 Hectares) by 2050.
Empress wood is currently entering North American by retailers such as Ikea, Walmart and Dollar type stores.
Empress wood will be very much in demand!