Plantation Capital Research is the research and reports publishing website for the Asia Plantation Capital, America Plantation Capital and Africa Plantation Capital Group of companies which includes Sustainable Asset Management.
Over the last decade the group have pioneered research and development into numerous plantation and agricultural sectors . Whilst much of its research and reports are propriety information , where possible the group share its R and D and reports through this website portal.
For any specific or more detailed research or assistance in any of the sectors the group operate please feel free to contact us. We do undertake commercial and academic research and due diligence projects.
Special Scientific Advisor
Dr Pakamas is an Associate Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering – Prince of Songkla University, Thailand. She obtained a degree of B. Eng. in Chemical Engineering from the Prince of Songkla University, an M.Sc. in Environmental Diagnostics, and a Ph.D. in BioScience and Technology from Cranfield University, UK. She now works hand in hand with Songkla’s specialist research team.
For the last 12 years, Dr Pakamas has focused on detailed research into the production and utilisation of Agarwood in Thailand, and is now a recognised academic authority on the subject. She is currently involved in ongoing collaborations with universities in Malaysia and China.
Scientific Research Advisor
Dr Dai is the Deputy Director of The Institute of Tropical Bioscience and Biotechnology and the Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Science. He graduated in chemistry from Jiangxi University, China, and thereafter was admitted as a candidate for successive postgraduate and doctoral programmes of study in the Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
He specialised in Biology at the German Academic Exchange Center (DAAD) and continued his post doctorate degree at Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany.
Having accepted a position at Hainan Li Medical Resource Research and Development, China, Dr Dai began his studies of Agarwood, and already has more than 10 years of extensive Agarwood research and development experience behind him. During these 10years, Dr Dai has conducted systematic studies, not only on domestic Agarwood (including Qi Nam), but also on Agarwood from 10 foreign countries, including Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand.
Dr Dai has hands-on experience of Agarwood plantations, and has invented and developed a successful inoculation method (subsequently patented), which infects the whole tree from roots to leaf nodes, thereby maximising yield and value for oil and infected biomass wood chips production.
This technology is currently being used in Hainan, Yunnan, Guangdong and Guangxi provinces, and exclusively in Thailand by APC. In addition, Dr Dai actively develops Agarwood related downstream products, and has assisted in the formulation of a high-end perfume, essential oil, Agarwood ganoderma tea, Agarwood leaves tea, Agarwood cigarette and Agarwood wine. He is heavily involved in the promotion of sustainable development within the Agarwood industry.
His scientific research even caught the media’s attention, and as such he has appeared on CCTV (China Central Television) and has been interviewed by CCTV Channels 1, 2, 4 and 10. Dr Dai is widely acknowledged as one of Asia’s leading experts in his specialised area, and is now a full-time member of APC’s Scientific and Research Advisory Board.
Dr Yumi is an Associate Professor at the International Islamic University Malaysia’s Kulliyyah of Engineering, Department of Biotechnology Engineering and a Visiting Academic at the School of Biomedical Science of the Charles Sturt University in Australia.
Dr Yumi has been working in the interdisciplinary area of biomedical science-biotechnology-bioprocess engineering for more than a decade, with special interest in agarwood. She has published articles as well presented papers at various conferences in Malaysia and overseas.
Also a dedicated researcher in Halal science, Dr. Yumi was previously a Deputy Director at the International Institute of Halal Research and Training (INHART) at the International Islamic University Malaysia. Aside from scientific work, she has various published works on Halal as well as short stories and poems for children and young adults.
Over the past ten years. SKP Engineering has been providing consultancy and management services with a focus on process design, management and training, to a multitude of companies and spans varying industries throughout Thailand.
These companies include Coca-Cola BigC Super Centers, Dupont, Crathco and the Thai Ministry of Industry.
Asia Plantation Capital as part of its programme to engage in constant investment in Research and Development and working with leading professionals and academics, is very proud to be working with the SKP team.
SKP employs Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) defined as a person who is an authority in a particular area or a person with special knowledge or skills in a particular area of endeavor; as such they are able to offer expert and timely services on a cost effective basis.
The SKP team includes SMEs from the following disciplines: process engineering, design engineering and maintenance, translation and operations.
Sustainable Asset Management identify projects, offered by those who share their values and create a platform to develop greater exposure to the investor market. Sustainable Asset Management stimulate the education of investors by increasing awareness of the benefits of socially responsible investing. In doing so they deliver optimised return on investments for all stakeholders, investors and fellow stewards of the environment.
Sustainable Asset Management aim to be an industry leader within the sustainable resources sector by proliferating greater understanding of the benefits of socially and environmentally responsible investing, while assisting investors, partners and stakeholders in achieving their corporate objectives and optimising their return on investment.