Terviva has created an agriculture-based system to produce bio-products: chemicals, energy, organic fertilizers, and animal feed. By accelerating the commercialization time of a novel tree crop from decades to only a few years, we are solving two problems: the increasing amount of non-arable land and the demand for sustainably produced bio-products - simultaneously. That's the power of Terviva: new agriculture for a new economy
520 3rd St.
Oakland, CA 94607
Our trees are special varieties of Pongamia pinnata, a fast-growing, hardy tree that is native to India and grows all over the world in sub-tropical climates. Pongamia is a unique, leguminous tree that grows robustly on dry, marginal land using its deep tap root and produces a large amount of oilseeds that can be harvested and processed using existing agriculture equipment. The tree is classified as non-invasive by the USDA. These trees yield 3 high-valued products:
(1) seed vegetable oil that is well suited for conversion in to liquid fuels and specialty chemicals
(2) high-protein de-oiled seed cake suitable for animal feed
(3) pods composed of biomass suitable for bio-power production
Pongamia is a highly profitable, “drop-in” crop for landowners with marginal and stressed lands.