Advanced Biofuel Center

Global Jatrophaworld 2011: Moringa oleifera: A multidimensional Perennial Biodiesel Tree


Source: Advanced Biofuel Center


Jaipur(India), May 21, 2011 -- Development of Moringa as a biofuel crop has largely been underway in India, at CJP where scientists have been assessing new crops to support sustainable rural development. 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 crop like  Moringa oleifera & others

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.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

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 Moringa. The lack o f agronomic data about the oil crop  growing makes it impossible to make investment decision on moringa  growing with the confidence and certainty associated with a decision to grow and establish a successful plantation. CJP identifies the Key elements in growing moringa and their effects examined. And provide accurate information about the crop for potential moringa  investors and growers after performing feasibility study.

CJP’S Next 4th 5-day Global Jatropha Hi-tech Integrated Nonfood Biodiesel Farming & Technology Training Programme in India from September 14-18, 2011 is all set to introduce you the real world of nonfood biodiesel crops and business” where the attendees shall also have the opportunity to interact with Moringa crops science, agronomy and its cultivation technology etc. as have also been included in the course. To find out more about JATROPHAWORLD 2011 please visit

To create, build and succeed in the growing world of biodiesel you need complete and comprehensive knowledge of Plant science and Plant technology and just registering yourself for the mega happenings in the Jatropha world, you can ensure the same as this is the only platform to understand & learn, to plan and execute, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Jatropha, other nonfood oil crops”

JATROPHAWORLD 2011 is unique because of the capability to deliver an integrated 'One Stop Solution' for Agri-Fuel-business operations to the agricultural and energy sector worldwide.

Registration is open. Secure your seat today.

For more information regarding registration, package cost, etc., kindly contact:

Director (Training)

Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel

Customer comments

  1. By Tagne Theophile on

    I really admire your article on moringa. You pointd out the ral difficulties of financing moringa for biofuel. Is there any solution? Tagne Theo www.moringa.groupsite .com

  2. By Tagne Theophile on

    I really admire your article on moringa. You pointd out the ral difficulties of financing moringa for biofuel. Is there any solution? Tagne Theo www.moringa.groupsite .com