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PONAGAMIA

Pongamia : Yields and Economics

Trees of ten reach adult height in 4 or 5 years, bearing at the age of 4-7 years.
A single tree is said to yield 9-90 kg seed per tree, indicating a yield potential of 900--9000 kg seed/ha, 25% of which might be rendered as oil (assuming 100 trees/ha).
In general, Indian mills extract 24-27.5% oil, village crushers, 18-22% oil.

The pongamia tree yields anywhere between nine to ninety kilos (20 to 200 pounds) of seeds per year.
One kilo (2.2 pounds) of seeds produces one-quarter of a kilo of oil.
The residual crushed seed, known as oil cake, is a good source of manure.
One kilo of oil generates three units of electricity,


Spacing/Population per Ha.

Spacing in meters :
  Plants
  per acreper hectare
Jatropha2X36661666
Pongamia4X4250625