From 2003 to 2005 Biodico led a project backed by the USTDA and the UDAID to work with the Indian government in the development of locally available feedstocks for biodiesel production. Biodico surveyed about 30 different crops actively cultivated in India including neem, pongamia, and jatropha.
It was in India that Biodico was first introduced to, and realized the potential of, jatropha. Biodico worked closely with Labland Biotech and The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) as well as many federal and state organizations. Biodico traveled through much of the country examining different operations and different crop varietals. Biodico has since used several varietals of jatropha from Indian partners for work in North and South America.