Tag: Texas A&M AgriLife

Texas A&M AgriLife teams with Chevron to get peanuts into engines 

Texas A&M AgriLife teams with Chevron to get peanuts into engines 

July 19, 2022 |

In Texas, peanut oil powered the world’s first diesel engine when it was premiered by Rudolf Diesel at the World Exposition in Paris in 1900. Now, a collaboration between Chevron and Texas A&M AgriLife is reviving the use of peanuts as a renewable feedstock for diesel fuel with a lower carbon intensity. The five-year, multi-million-dollar […]

Read More

Texas A&M AgriLife scientists use CRISPR to alter ratio of potatoes’ two starch molecules

Texas A&M AgriLife scientists use CRISPR to alter ratio of potatoes’ two starch molecules

May 26, 2022 |

In Texas, Texas A&M AgriLife scientists are learning how to alter the ratio of potatoes’ two starch molecules—amylose and amylopectin—to increase both culinary and industrial applications.  For example, waxy potatoes, which are high in amylopectin content, have applications in the production of bioplastics, food additives, adhesives and alcohol. Two articles recently published in the International […]

Read More