UT Austin Engineers Converts Yeast Cells into Biofuel (image) University of Texas at Austin Share Print E-Mail 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 Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail 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.