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Agricultural Research Service

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Rich, Joseph O
Supervisory Research Chemist
(309) 681-6117
Renewable Product Technology Research
1815 N. University Street
Peoria IL 61604

The Renewable Products Technologies Research Unit (RPT) conducts research that addresses America's need for sustainable industrial and consumer products using renewable agricultural feedstocks. The overall mission of RPT is to develop new technologies for the improved production of biofuels and other value-added products. Research focuses on the discovery of novel processes and catalysts for the production of a variety of renewable products, including novel carbohydrates, polysaccharides, lipids, enzymes, fuels, and chemicals.

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