University of Queensland researchers have planted five hectares of Pongamia trees at Hope Vale, north Queensland in a bid to create a commercially viable plantation for sustainable regional development and biofuel production in northern Australia.

1 May 2012

It seems the humble soybean is not only a staple of the vegetarian diet; it’s also environmentally friendly, with UQ’s Professor Peter Gresshoff set to investigate the crop’s genetics in China.

12 April 2010

More than 120 representatives of science, industry and government from across Australia will converge on The University of Queensland’s (UQ) Gatton campus tomorrow Tuesday, December 8 as scientists showcase the future of sustainable biodiesel fuel...

7 December 2009

The outstanding work of The University of Queensland’s Australian Research Council Centres has been recognised with $15.7 million of extension funding for all four research groups.

14 March 2007

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Legume Research (CILR) launches its innovative one-week teacher professional development program on Monday, July 24.

18 July 2006

Forget ethanol fuel blends from sugar, tomorrow’s cars could be full of beans, according to University of Queensland legume biotechnology expert Professor Peter Gresshoff.

24 April 2006

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Legume Research (CILR) has lodged a complete patent application for compounds to treat cancer.

9 April 2006

Most people only think about legumes when they have a couple of peas roll off their forks and across the dinner table.

25 November 2004

Discovery of a gene that controls nodule development lays the groundwork for the creation of designer plants in future, according to Professor Peter Gresshoff from the Botany Department of the School of Life Sciences at The University of Queensland.

18 December 2002

The University of Queensland will share in funding totalling more than $55 million out of the total $90 million pool in the Australian Research Council’s Centres of Excellence (COEs) round announced today.

12 December 2002