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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Wilbur W. Widmer (Bill)

Research Chemist

Wilbur Widmer, Ph.D
Research Chemist

U. S. Horticultural Research Laboratory
2001 South Rock Road
Fort Pierce, FL 34945
Telephone: (772) 462-5935
Fax: (772) 462-5986
Email:
Wilbur.Widmer@ars.usda.gov

Current Research Projects:

Dr. Widmer’s program focuses on the process of converting citrus waste to ethanol so that it can be economically feasible.  In this process, limonene, a high value co-product, can be recovered from citrus peel, lowering the production costs. Dr. Widmer served on a study team that identified and established the substance in grapefruit juice that causes potentially dangerous interactions with specific medicines. 


Last Modified: 12/13/2011