BBA reports more oil per hectare with Pogamia Plantation intercropped with Moringa

Introduction of moringa in a 10,000 hectare plantation of pongamia may generate feedstock enough to produce 15,000,000 gallon biodiesel in 8th year @ a production cost of US$ 34.92 per barrel with 52% net Profit

Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel (CJP) is the Global authority for scientific commercialization of nonfood fuel crop. CJP is dedicated to the development of oil seed bearing trees - non-food multiple vegetable oil plantation and technologies in order to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, bring greater control and security of fuel supply and reduce dangerous climate changing emissions, including CO2. Global warming, greenhouse gas , food-versus-fuel, indirect land use change, deforestation—with these critical issues in the spotlight, the feedstock deficit -plagued industry badly needs less expensive feedstock in form of non-food crops. With an effort to ‘grow beyond oil, CJP has identified, developed and cultivated as many as 17 non-food oil crops. With years of continuing research, experiments and trials has provided an adage to find and develop 2nd generation biodiesel feedstock with low cost input technology. The CJP intensified its collaborative research approach with regards to perennial oil seeds bearing tree like Pongamia Pinnata, Moringa oliferia, Jojoba, simarouba, Mahua , Calophyllum etc. in combination with annual nonfood oil crops like castor, flax, safflower, camelina, colocynthis etc to have more oil yield per ha and to improve its product. The CJP's mission is to perform cutting-edge plant science research in genetics, breeding and horticulture, and further develop technologies to allow for the economic commercialization and sustainability of energy farms globally..

BBA, the knowledge arm of CJP is working towards scientific commercialization of nonfood biodiesel trees/crops that will lend credibility; reliability and scalability with regards to food security, energy security and sustainable development and carbon savings. As research continues to mount in an effort to find low-cost breeding, cultivation and harvesting methods of nonfood-based oil bearing crops; We have been experimenting different intercropping options, patterns and agro- technologies focusing our analysis on the a number of primary non-food sources of biofuels — Jatropha, Jojoba, Castor, Pongamia, Moringa, Simarouba and many more — and details the amount of each type of feedstock that could be sustainably produced and utilized across the globe without compromising the fertility of agricultural soils, displacing land needed to grow our food, or threatening the health of our farms and forests.
Scientist at BBA are experimenting two types of alternative cropping systems and associated management practices that might be used to generate large amounts of biofuel feedstocks while better protecting environmental quality and ensuring food security. A mix of perennial trees and annual crops could offer the best chance to produce a sustainable biofuel, according to the finding of scientists working at CJP.
In the biofuels business, establishing the feedstocks for advanced biofuels is crucial for commercial development, given that the largest cost associated with production is for the feedstock. Just to make Investors more comfortable and knowledgeable for second-generation nonfood biofuel feedstocks to select right Couple oil crops mean two or more crops in same area of land and with little same inputs. The years of continuous research, experiments and trials have given BBA a big breakthrough in finding a Failsafe, Solid and a viable alternative feedstock for biodiesel in combination with more than one crop technology that will be a make-or-break factor for the success of future second-gen biofuel. If they have a strong story and the right technology including a clear proof of concept, roadmap to profitability, strong strategic partners and adequate and inexpensive access to feedstock, there is definitely appetite out there and by adopting COCT they can equip themselves to eliminate "some week elements in their business model just to ensure the Future path to profitability.
The potential of Pongamia Pinnata along with moringa has been studied in its effort to look for more viable feedstocks coupled with best available and affordable technology. The introduction of new oil crops system showed encouraging results enough to may change the entire scenario of the world biodiesel industry. There are many nonfood oil crop under field trials and experiments and after several years of research, CJP has got an improved highly yielding variety of the Pongamia Pinnata and developed enhanced crop cultivation technology with more yield and more oil .Now it is possible to have an oil yield of 330 gallon in 4th year, 1000 gallon in 7th year and 2000 gallon in 10th year from 1 ha plantation of this amazing crop and that too after leaving 70% land for other crops. Pongamia Pinnata will yield at Maturity as high as 1000 gallon oil per ha which shall reached as high as 3400 gallon in 15th year and shall be on higher side year by year up to>60 years with proper nutrition, and irrigation. This is truly an exceptional amount of oil from an agricultural crop.
Moringa oleifera is a very fast growing tree; it commonly reaches four meters in height just 10 months after the seed is planted and can bear fruit within its first year. Its pods are triangular in cross-section (30 to 50 cm long) and legume-like in appearance. These pods have oil rich black and winged seeds, which can be crushed to produce biodiesel.Moringa could yield +3 ton oil per ha and that it could be used for food in times of shortages. The seeds contain 30 percent to 40 percent oil that is high in oleic acid. The meal yields about 61 percent protein. Biodiesel made from Moringa has better oxidative stability than biodiesel made with most other feedstocks the crop's multiple dimensions would make it attractive to farmers worldwide. The Moringa oleifera tree that has enough credentials: a higher recovery and quality of oil than other crops, no direct competition with food crops as it is a edible source of fuel, and no direct competition with existing farmland as can be grown for both purpose same time
The Pongamia Pinnata and moringa oleifera trees must be regarded as a sure source of 2nd Generation Biodiesel and the foundation around which a profitable Business plan can be built for their ability to provide large amount of oil and pure hardiness and stress handling ability.
Moringa oleifera, a tree known for its vitamin-rich leaves and tolerance to drought is native to India but has been used across Africa and the tropics since ancient times, it is non-invasive and no problems have been reported concerning its interaction with other plants in native ecosystems. Pongamia Pinnata (Pongamia) is one of the few nitrogen fixing trees (NFTS) to produce seeds containing >40% oil. The seed oil is an important asset of this tree having been used as lamp oil, in soap making, and as a lubricant for thousands of years. The combination of both crops may yield 1000 gallons to 2000 gallons per ha which may reach beyond 3000 gallon in course of time. Emergence of the new crop system may change the entire scenario of the biodiesel industry and shall provide much relief to the industry which desperately in a need of a viable sustainable non-food feed stocks.
Introduction of moringa in a 10,000 hectare plantation of pongamia may generate feedstock enough to produce 15,000,000 gallon biodiesel in 8th year @ a production cost of US$ 34.92 per barrel with 52% net Profit
CAPITAL COST 10 000 Pongamia Plantation with Moringa
8th Year
Capacity 15,000,000 gal./yr.
Organizational Costs 200,000
Process System 15,000,000
Land, Site Plantation 15,702,550
Construction Related Costs 2,500,000
Office and Administration $900,000
Working Capital $2,000,000
OIL Process unit $18,000,000 $54,302,550.00
Estimated Life 15 years
Property Taxes $50,000.00 per yr.
BIODIESEL 15,000,000 gal./yr.
Glycerol 5,634 MT
Seed cake 93,900 MT
BIODIESEL $100.00 S/barrel
Glycerol $800.00 $/MT
Press cake $50.00 $/MT
CDM $10.00 $/MT
TOTAL $56,837,600.00
OIL $19.22 S/barrel
Personnel $2.49 S/barrel
Chemicals $11.56 S/barrel
Utilities $1.55 S/barrel
Equipment Maintenance $1.26 S/barrel
TOTAL $16,148,090.78
Other Expenses:
Property Taxes, Insurance, etc. $0.56 S/barrel
Advertising/Promotion $1.68 S/barrel
Interest $6.27 S/barrel
Transportation $3.36 S/barrel
Depreciation $6.40 S/barrel
Others $1.26 S/barrel
Total Other expenses $724,867.00
PBT $39,964,642.22
Taxes Incurred 30.00% $11,989,392.67
NET Profit $27,975,249.55
Estimates of yields, prices and cost vary greatly, making it difficult for potential growers to make informed investment decision about growing the Couple oil crop (Pongamia+Moringa). The lack o f agronomic data about the couple oil crop (COC) growing makes it impossible to make investment decision on COC growing with the confidence and certainty associated with a decision to grow and establish a successful plantation. CJP identifies the Key elements in growing COC and their effects examined. And provide accurate information about the crop for potential COC investors and growers after performing feasibility study. With its extensive experiences in the field, enhanced technology, plant science & professional knowledge, effective consulting service and business intelligence CJP can clearly understand the business model, products and services, production, marketing and provides all aspects of feasibility analysis and business development including assessments of the following: crop production, crushing, co-product markets, feedstock acquisition and contracting, technology analysis, risk analysis specific to biodiesel technology, feedstock, markets, and general project risks, market and financial analysis.
We make the integration of our experience and professional knowledge with your information. We provide in depth analysis of crop cultivation and crop care part of plan for which we have team of agronomist and plant scientists, and then we have engineers and experts in biodiesel industries to finish the technology and production part of business plan. We have professionals in accounting to complete financial and economics part. CJP can offer the type of consulting that only numerous years of leadership in the biodiesel market can provide at an affordable price.
CJP can help clients identify the needs, opportunities and solutions of their local, regional and national markets. By identifying these needs and providing management direction, CJP can help in creating a perfect business plan in order to develop and manage an effective and successful biodiesel facility. The most critical component of any business plan is the pro forma, an educated view or projection of what the performance of a company is capable of, given a specific set of assumptions and conditions. CJP has been involved in identifying these needs for specific projects for a number of years and can help develop a realistic and obtainable:
 Income Statement
 Balance Sheet
 Capital Budget
 Cash Flow
 Break-even Analysis
 Sensitivity Analysis
 Assumptions Governing the Projections
These projections will be valuable in determining feasibility of the project, securing financing, attracting investment and guiding management so that the company can reach its full potential.
Director Pongamia
Biodiesel Business Academy

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