Ka-Yiu San, Rice University (image) Rice University Caption Rice University bioengineer Ka-Yiu San holds a beaker of fatty acid produced by genetically modified E. coli from biomass. San's lab is part of a Department of Agriculture product to turn plant waste into fuels and lubricants. Credit Jeff Fitlow/Rice University Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.