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What makes Millettia pinnata a superior, more sustainable biofuel species?
Biofuel / Oil Plantation Crop Comparison
High Yield Millettia vs Regular Pongamia genetics
Rainfall requirement per year
Plantation Carbon Credits Qualified
Area managed per plantation worker
Trees Planted Per Hectare
Oil Yield / Ha - 3yrs
Oil Yield / Ha - 6yrs
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Millettia Pinnata (Hi-Yield Genetics)
Indian Pongamia Pinnata
High Yield Millettia Pinnata Seed Genetics Our Millettia pinnata. Botanical Description
Millettia pinnata is a deciduous tree that grows to about 15-25 metres in height with a large canopy that spreads equally wide. The leaves are a soft, shiny burgundy in early summer and mature to a glossy deep green as the season progresses. Flowers, borne on racemes, are pink light purple or white. Pods are elliptical 3-6 cm long and 2-3 cm wide, thick walled and usually contain a single seed. Seeds are 10-20 cm long, fig oblong and light brown in colour.
The dense shade it provides slows the evaporation of surface water and its root structures promote nitrogen fixation, which moves nutrients from the air into the soil. Withstanding temperatures slightly below 0 degrees Celsius to 50 degrees Celsius and annual rainfall of 250mm to 2500mm, the tree grows wild on sandy and rocky soils, including limestone. It will grow in most soil types even with its roots in salt water.
Millettia pinnata also has the rare property of producing seeds of 40 - 50% lipid oil content. The seed oil is an important asset of the tree having been traditionally used as lamp oil, in soap making and as a lubricant for thousands of years.
Millettia Pinnata Seed / Pod Content
Each seed pod contains 6% oil - 94% seedcake
The encased seed accounts for 45-95% of the weight of each seed pod (depending on variety and management)
The seed itself consists of 40-50% lipid oil, and 40-60% seedcake
The rich seed cake remaining after pressing the seed can be utilised as organic fertiliser, high protein animal stock feed, or biomass for heat and power generation.
Mulched prunings from Millettia pinnata can be utilised as organic fertiliser, high protein animal stock feed, or biomass for heat and power generation.
We can provide project investment opportunities and offer turnkey plantation establishment and management for the production of feedstock for biofuel and / or electricity generation including;
We would be pleased to tailor an investment to your particular requirements, please contact us for more information.
4 Year old Millettia pinnata tree, producing over 500kgs of seed per year.
All Millettia Plantations we are presently establishing adhere strictly to our best practices for highest yield and investment return including: