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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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ORTS, WILLIAM
Research Leader
bill.orts@ars.usda.gov
(510) 559-5730
USDA, ARS, WRRC, BIOPRODUCT CHEMISTRY&ENGINEERING
800 BUCHANAN STREET
Albany CA 94710

Mission:
The mission is to expand the utilization of grain products and crop residues by developing biobased products and biofuels through Improved enzymatic conversion tools, grain separation processes, and processing technologies. Research falls within the context of biorefining, whereby Crops are disassembled or modified to create value-added products and co-products as fuels, commodity materials, specialty chemicals, and as platforms for further processing.

Last Modified: 8/19/2014