Wilbur Widmer, Ph.D
U. S. Horticultural Research Laboratory
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.