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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

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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.