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Lennard Torres
Bioproducts Research
Chemist

Phone: (510) 559-5936
Fax: (510) 559-5963

USDA, ARS, PWA, WRRC-BRU
800 BUCHANAN STREET
ALBANY, CA 94710

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Torrefaction of almond and walnut byproducts Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
McCaffrey, Z., Torres, L.F., Chiou, B., Ferrier, S., Silva, L., Wood, D.F., Orts, W.J. 2021. Torrefaction of almond and walnut byproducts. Frontiers in Energy Research. 9. Article 643306. https://doi.org/10.3389/fenrg.2021.643306.
Torrefied agro-industrial residue as filler in natural rubber compounds Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Torres, L.F., McCaffrey, Z., Washington, W., Williams, T.G., Wood, D.F., Orts, W.J., McMahan, C.M. 2021. Torrefied agro-industrial residue as filler in natural rubber compounds. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 138(28). Article e50684. https://doi.org/10.1002/app.50684.
Changes on structural characteristics of cellulose pulp fiber incubated for different times in anaerobic digestate Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tonoli, G., Holtman, K.M., Silva, L., Wood, D.F., Torres, L.F., Williams, T.G., Oliveira, J., Fonseca, A., Klamczynski, A.P., Glenn, G.M., Orts, W.J. 2021. Changes on structural characteristics of cellulose pulp fiber incubated for different times in anaerobic digestate. Cerne. 27. Article e-102647 . https://doi.org/10.1590/01047760202127012647.
Production of polyhydroxyalkanoate copolymers containing 4-hydroxybutyrate in engineered Bacillus megaterium Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cal, A.J., Kibblewhite, R.E., Sikkema, D.W., Torres, L.F., Hart-Cooper, W.M., Orts, W.J., Lee, C.C. 2020. Production of polyhydroxyalkanoate copolymers containing 4-hydroxybutyrate in engineered Bacillus megaterium. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 168:86-92. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2020.12.015.
Redispersion and structural change evaluation of dried microfibrillated cellulose Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Silva, L., Dos Santos, A., Torres, L.F., McCaffrey, Z., Klamczynski, A.P., Glenn, G.M., Sena Neto, A., Wood, D.F., Williams, T.G., Orts, W.J., Damásio, R.P., Tonoli, G. 2020. Redispersion and structural change evaluation of dried microfibrillated cellulose. Carbohydrate Polymers. 252. Article 117165. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2020.117165.
Evaluation of biodegradation of polylactic acid mineral composites in composting conditions Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Flynn, A., Torres, L.F., Hart-Cooper, W.M., McCaffrey, Z., Glenn, G.M., Wood, D.F., Orts, W.J. 2020. Evaluation of biodegradation of polylactic acid mineral composites in composting conditions. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 137(32). Article 48939. https://doi.org/10.1002/app.48939.
Air and steam gasification of almond residues Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
McCaffrey, Z., Thy, P., Long, M., Oliveira, M., Wang, L., Torres, L.F., Aktas, T., Chiou, B., Orts, W.J., Jenkins, B. 2019. Air and steam gasification of almond residues. Fuel Processing Technology. 7(21):84. https://doi.org/10.3389/fenrg.2019.00084.
Cellulose sheets made from micro/nanofibrillated fibers of bamboo, jute, and eucalyptus cellulose pulps - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tonoli, G.H., Sá, V.A., Guimarães, M.J., Fonseca, A., Glenn, G.M., Moulin, J.C., Panthapulakkal, S., Sain, M., Wood, D.F., Williams, T.G., Torres, L.F., Orts, W.J. 2019. Cellulose sheets made from micro/nanofibrillated fibers of bamboo, jute, and eucalyptus cellulose pulps. Cellulose Chemistry and Technology. 53(3):291-305.
Nucleation and plasticization with recycled low-molecular-weight poly-3-hydroxybutyrate toughens virgin poly-3-hydroxybutyrate Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cal, A.J., Grubbs, B., Torres, L.F., Riiff, T.J., Orts, W.J., Lee, C.C. 2019. Nucleation and plasticization with recycled low-molecular-weight poly-3-hydroxybutyrate toughens virgin poly-3-hydroxybutyrate. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 136(17):47432. https://doi.org/10.1002/app.47432.
Recycled polyproplene-polyethylene torrefied almond shell biocomposites Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
McCaffrey, Z., Torres, L.F., Flynn, S.M., Cao, T.K., Chiou, B., Klamczynski, A.P., Glenn, G.M., Orts, W.J. 2019. Recycled polyproplene-polyethylene torrefied almond shell biocomposites. Industrial Crops and Products. 125:425-432. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indcrop.2018.09.012.
Proteins and amino acids as biobased polymer modifiers - (Abstract Only)
Mcmahan, C.M., Hathwaik, U.I., Torres, L.F., Lhamo, D., Orts, W.J. 2017. Proteins and amino acids as biobased polymer modifiers. [abstract].
Production and uses of low molecular weight 3-hydroxybutyrate polymers and oligomers - (Abstract Only)
Cal, A.J., Grubbs, B., Torres, L.F., Riiff, T.J., Orts, W.J., Lee, C.C. 2017. Production and uses of low molecular weight 3-hydroxybutyrate polymers and oligomers. Meeting Abstract. 25th Annual BEPS Conference. September 20-22, 2017. Albany, CA.