This picture shows the oil droplets (O), protein (P) and starch (S) that can be found in a seed from the legume tree Pongamia pinnata. At the ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Legume Research, scientists work diligently on these oil seeds, which have the potential to make a significant contribution to resolving the future energy dilemma. Pongamia seeds contain a high percentage (40-45%) of oils that are composed of fatty acids and triglycerides ideal for biodiesel production.

ARC Centre of Excellence for Intergrative Legume Research