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TerViva scores $20 million in Series D funding for pongamia

TerViva scores $20 million in Series D funding for pongamia

March 26, 2019 |

In Hawaii, TerViva, an agriculture technology firm commercializing resilient pongamia trees that produce as much as ten times the beans per acre as soy for the supply of plant protein, vegetable oil, and biofuel raised an additional $20 million in its first close of its Series D funding and current commitments. This latest round of […]

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TerViva’s pongamia tree farms popping up to meet Hawaii’s biofuel needs

TerViva’s pongamia tree farms popping up to meet Hawaii’s biofuel needs

August 26, 2017 |

In Hawaii, pongamia trees are being farmed for the first time in experimental plots in Oahu to help meet Hawaii’s biofuel needs, specifically for biodiesel and jet fuel. TerViva is heading up the plantings and is talking with Pacific Biodiesel to possibly use their processing plant, though TerViva could make biodiesel with their current equipment. […]

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Pongamia’s Potentates: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to TerViva

Pongamia’s Potentates: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to TerViva

July 13, 2017 |

TerViva was founded to “solve the imbalanced equation of a shrinking arable land base and a rising demand for food, fuel and fertilizer. The technology is based on proprietary advancements in agronomy and the genetics of pongamia, a leguminous tree species that produces 8x higher oil yield per acre than soybeans on underused agricultural lands stressed from […]

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A&B teams with TerViva on 250 acres of pongamia on Maui

A&B teams with TerViva on 250 acres of pongamia on Maui

June 22, 2017 |

In Hawaii, Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. and TerViva announced plans to cultivate pongamia on 250 acres of former sugar plantation lands in Central Maui. TerViva estimates pongamia can produce more than 400 gallons of oil per acre, which can be used to produce biofuels. The residue from the pressing process is a seed cake which […]

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A&B reveals pongamia scale-up plans for former cane plantations

A&B reveals pongamia scale-up plans for former cane plantations

April 10, 2017 |

In Hawaii, Alexander&Baldwin is looking to team up with California-based TerViva to scale up the company’s small-scale pongamia trials on the island to a demonstration-scale project with 250 acres of former sugarcane plantation. If the initial demo goes well, the project could be scaled up further to 2,000 acres with the oil used for biofuel […]

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A&B looks to develop pongamia and biogas feedstocks on former cane plantations

A&B looks to develop pongamia and biogas feedstocks on former cane plantations

April 3, 2017 |

In Hawaii, the owner of Hawaiian Cane & Sugar, Alexander & Baldwin, has announced plans for the transition of its extensive 36,000 acres of sugarcane plantations in Maui to a wide range of crops including pongamia orchards for biodiesel and other crops for biogas production. Other uses for the former sugarcane land are expected to […]

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The Princes of Pongamia: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to TerViva

The Princes of Pongamia: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to TerViva

August 3, 2016 |

TerViva was founded to “solve the imbalanced equation of a shrinking arable land base and a rising demand for food, fuel and fertilizer. The technology is based on proprietary advancements in agronomy and the genetics of pongamia, a leguminous tree species that produces 8x higher oil yield per acre than soybeans on underused agricultural lands stressed from […]

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Indian researchers identify pest impacting pongamia

Indian researchers identify pest impacting pongamia

August 19, 2015 |

In India, researchers from the Institute of Wood Science & Technology under Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education of found that pongamia trees that are being promoted as a biodiesel feedstock are susceptible to infestations of the gall midge. The midge lays its eggs in the pongamia flowers and over time destroys the flowers […]

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A new three-legged platform for the advanced bioeconomy? The Castor, jatropha, pongamia strategy.

A new three-legged platform for the advanced bioeconomy? The Castor, jatropha, pongamia strategy.

December 16, 2014 |

Castor, jatropha, pongamia — the three steps that Bosques Energeticos is taking in piloting its way to success in fuels, chemicals and other markets. Can the early-stage company thrive, based on its uncommon approach to intercropping? The Digest investigates. In science, there exists the difficulty in developing a new energy crop —  improving yields and stress tolerance, […]

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Bio Revolution Americas to invest $200 million in Bahaman pongamia project

Bio Revolution Americas to invest $200 million in Bahaman pongamia project

December 8, 2014 |

In the Bahamas, Bio Revolution Americas plans to invest $200 million in a pongamia biodiesel project based on an outgrower model that would spread across unused arable land on several islands. The company says it has already installed two oilseed crushing plants in the US and plans to install six more in the next two […]

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