The major fatty acids in crude pongamia oil are oleic (51%), linoleic (16%), palmitic (11%) and stearic (7%). Pongamia oil extracts exhibit good chemical properties to be be used as biofuel feedstock. Fatty acid methyl ester from Pongamia meet the major specifications of biodiesel standards required by American and European standards organizations.
“Low ILUC” biofuels are defined as those produced from feedstocks that avoid displacement of food and feed crops through improved agricultural practices or through cultivation of areas not previously used for crop production. Doycker has committed to follow the Low ILUC guidelines by only making use of abandoned deforested areas, and to combine the cultivation of Pongamia with the production of specialty food crops.