Tag: pongamia trees

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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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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