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UT Austin Engineers Converts Yeast Cells into Biofuel

Caption: This image shows: (L) Starting cells with around 15% lipid content. (R) Engineered cells with nearly 90% lipid content. A team at The University of Texas at Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering has created a platform for converting yeast cells into lipids, which can then become biofuel and other petroleum-based products.

Credit: Cockrell School of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

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