Tree Oils India Ltd. (TOIL)
is established to build up environment friendly and sustainable energy system
based on plant sources, contribute to waste lands utilisation and rural women
employment and promote ethics and self reliance. TOIL is primarily engaged in
manufacture of Biodiesel from Non-Edible Tree Oils such as Jatropha and Pongamia
etc., The Company expects that its' pioneering efforts would contribute to proliferation
of Non-edible oil tree plantations and Biodiesel plants, resulting in reduction
of import bill on account of fossil fuels and the consequent pollution.
The Company intends to generate wealth out of the waste lands in sustainable and ethical manner. It proposes to supply eco-friendly fuel to the transport sector and organic manure to the farm sector. India imports 72 percent of crude oil for meeting domestic needs and the import bill for crude oil is currently around $14 billion per year. With the increased production and use of Biodiesel, the country will gradually reduce its dependence on huge imports of crude fossil oil and become self-sufficient in auto fuel in 20 years.
Present day concerns about the increasing energy needs of a growing world population have shifted from limited fossil fuel supplies to climate change and air pollution. The use of Biodiesel results in a reduction of unburned hydrocarbons by nearly 50 percent than that measured for diesel fuel.
Biodiesel can be produced from Pongamia and Jatropha oils. These oils are being used now for soap making and lubricants industries. These oil trees are hardy trees that require minimum water and they grow in all soils, from the coastline to the hill slopes, need little care and cattle do not browse them. The oil cake is used as manure and a litre of oil is equivalent in performance to a litre of Biodiesel.
Jatropha Curcas plant shows promise for use as an oil crop for biodiesel. The Jatropha plant is Latin American in origin and is closely related to the castor plant. It is a large shrub/ small tree able to thrive in a number of climatic zones in arid and semi-arid tropical regions of the world. An easy to establish perennial, it can grow in areas of low rainfall (250 mm per year minimum, 900-1,200 mm being optimal) and is drought resistant.
is a native of the Western Ghats and is chiefly found along the banks of streams
and rivers or near the sea on beaches and tidal forests. It also grows in dry
places far in the interior and up to an elevation of 1000 mm. It is a hardy
tree that mines water for its needs from 10 metre depths without competing with
other crops. It grows all over the country, from the coastline to the hill slopes.
The cattle do not browse it.
Biodiesel is a methyl ester, formed by transesterification of the oil with methanol in the presence of a catalyst (usually basic) to give methyl ester and glycerol. Sodium hydroxide (NaOH) is the most common catalyst, though others such as potassium hydroxide (KOH) can also be used. Glycerine (glycerin, glycerol) is the by-product of making biodiesel. The residual crushed seed, known as oil cake, is a good source of manure.
The Company purchased Waste
Lands in Medak District of Telangana, India. The land is uncultivated and
has good water potential.
The key promoter of the Company is Mr. Sreenivas Ghatty, Managing Director of the Company. He is supported by a group of Investors, who have subscribed to the capital and also Consultants, from various fields, including, Agriculture, Biochemistry, Geology, Project Management and Financial Services.