Jatropha and Algae are high yield feedstocks that can be grown sustainably without sacrificing food resources for fuel
Feedstocks are the single largest cost of biodiesel production. The ability to economically produce multiple feedstocks grown in a sustainable manner without impacting food production is of fundamental importance. Biodico has worked from its inception on using alternative feedstocks, beginning in 1994 with waste cooking oil collected from restaurants and food processing plants under the Green Restaurant Service. Based upon multi-feedstock research conducted by Biodico for the U.S. Department of Energy, Biodico was hired by the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Trade Development Agency to conduct a multi-feedstock biodiesel feasibility study in
Additional advanced feedstocks are being developed including some innovative approaches to the cultivation of algae and related species for very concentrated high yield oil production using waste products. This advanced algaculture process is being developed in conjunction with the U.S. Navy and Aerojet, based upon the ARIES platform.