Moringa: "Miracle Tree" Project, Mozambique SOLD OUT

In the United States, a fledgling effort in the biodiesel industry has quietly been investigating Moringa Oleifera.

-Susanne Retka Schill, Biodiesel Magazine

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The Moringa Oleifera is better known as the "Miracle Tree" or the “Tree of Life” - and you don't need to do much more than google it in order to see first-hand how many organisations advocate the use of Moringa for its medicinal and nutritional benefits.

What separates this tree from other biomass foodstocks is by far the invaluable effects it has on humans. The leaves, roots and pods are edible and are being used worldwide to aid in the fight against malnutrition in developing countries.

And whilst the oil has traditionally also been used as a lubricant for fine machinery and as a vegetable cooking oil; leaders in the biomass field are now turning to Moringa as an alternative foodstock for the production of biodiesel.

The biodiesel made from Moringa is also believed to have better oxidative stability than biodiesel made with most other feedstocks.

"M. oleifera oil has a high content of oleic acid (>70%) a result, the methyl esters (biodiesel) obtained from this oil exhibit a high cetane number of approximately 67, one of the highest found for a biodiesel fuel."

The Moringa Tree

  • Withstands drought
  • Produces seeds in first year
  • All parts can be used
  • Oilseed foodstock and edible
  • Better than sunflower oil
  • Medicinal and nutritional benefits
  • Market price is comparable to Soybean Oil and Palm Crude Oil
  • Solution to global malnutrition
  • Harvested 2-4 times per annum

The Investment

  • Land price: USD $1,750 per hectare
  • One-off Plantation Payment (May 11'): USD $970
  • One-off Trade Payment (Nov 11'): USD $530
  • 50-year lease
  • Return paid in less than 18 months
  • 14.5% return on investment
  • Global energy company agreed to purchase seeds post-harvest for biofuels production

Moringa is considered "low maintenance" compared to other foodstocks. Its low demand for soil nutrients and water after being planted make its production and management easy according to experts and researchers such as Mr. Nikolaus Foidl.


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Platinum Management are an experienced company made up of agricultural, horticulture, moringa and biofuels experts. They can provide independent assistance to individuals and companies on the plantation of Moringa Oleifera in Mozambique. Find out more or .

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