Tag: pongamia

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 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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What do we do about palm oil?

What do we do about palm oil?

April 17, 2016 |

These days, palm oil plantations are about as popular, and popularly criticized for immorality, as a red light district. Just about everyone who is anyone criticizes the trade in palm oil because of the sustainability trade-offs, yet as Cher once observed in her anthemic Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves, “every night night all the men would come […]

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Whatever happened to jatropha, and all those other wonder feedstocks?

Whatever happened to jatropha, and all those other wonder feedstocks?

March 6, 2016 |

As we begin to prepare for the annual Advanced Bioeconomy Feedstocks & Supply Chain event in Miami this June, you might find yourself asking whatever happened to some of the feedstock darlings like jatropha. If jatropha faltered, never mind, went the argument, we’ll always have switchgrass. Or giant miscanthus, or pongamia, or poplar, or camelina. […]

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8 Wonder Crops & Residues: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to The Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials’s Emerging Feedstock Primer

8 Wonder Crops & Residues: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to The Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials’s Emerging Feedstock Primer

October 7, 2015 |

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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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Tree Oils India, CRIDA to collaborate on pongamia study

Tree Oils India, CRIDA to collaborate on pongamia study

August 19, 2013 |

In India, Tree Oils India will study the feasibility of pongamia as a feedstock for biodiesel in a five-year collaboration with the Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture. The study will currently take place on TOIL’s R&D farm and the laboratories of CRIDA in Hyderabad, but may also include the pilot integrated pongamia plantation project […]

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India’s Vayugrid signs MOU to develop Pongamia biofuels in Ethiopia

India’s Vayugrid signs MOU to develop Pongamia biofuels in Ethiopia

November 19, 2012 |

In Ethiopia, VayuGrid has signed an MOU with multiple parties to create a biofuels cluster for pongamia in Ethiopia. The cluster will generate $2.5M in investment opportunity as Ethiopia moves toward developing a biofuel park. Phase 1 of the project will involve bringing in a local partner to acquire land and labor, and to secure […]

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Pongamia – better than jatropha?

Pongamia – better than jatropha?

October 31, 2011 |

In Qatar, a report indicates that the pongamia pinnata tree may be replacing jatropha as the new wonder-feedstock of biofuels. Although the crop can take a year or two longer than jatropha to mature, the yield double of that of jatropha at up to 60 kilograms of oil per tree per year; and the trees […]

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