Tag: TerViva

Heating up in Hawaii – Hot news from sea to shore

Heating up in Hawaii – Hot news from sea to shore

June 24, 2018 |

With summer heating up and many headed to shorelines and beaches all around the world, we focus on Hawaii which has been surfing up lots of news lately. Just a few days ago, the United States Geological Survey revealed that the Kilauea volcano is undergoing the “largest scale collapse” of its summit in recent history. […]

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Is This the Crop That Saves Florida Agriculture? 

Is This the Crop That Saves Florida Agriculture? 

November 15, 2017 |

By Tom Schenk, Director, Business Development, Terviva Special to The Digest If you’ve driven through central and southern Florida over the last several years, you may have wondered why much of the land that used to grow oranges and grapefruit in central and southern Florida now sits fallow and choked with weeds? Most people are aware 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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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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TerViva and Mason & Morse Farmland partner for pongamia tree projects

TerViva and Mason & Morse Farmland partner for pongamia tree projects

July 20, 2012 |

In California and Florida, TerViva and Mason & Morse Farmland are partnering to develop pongamia tree projects.  The pongamia tree is native to Australia and India, and yields a nut crop harvestable with conventional shakers.  The seed produced by the tree has a 40% oil content that can be easily refined into a very high-grade […]

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