Genetic transformation of the biodiesel producing tree legume Pongamia pinnata (2009–2014)

The future success of an Australian liquid biofuels industry will rely on the reliable and sustainable production of appropriate feedstock. Seed-derived oil from the legume tree Pongamia pinnata represents an excellent candidate feedstock for biodiesel production. In this project we propose to develop protocols for the genetic transformation of Pongamia. Genetic improvement of Pongamia through these technologies will enable the optimisation of oil production, with respect to both yield and composition.'',
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council