The inability of many plants to store energy-rich hydrocarbons, as well as difficulties in breaking down cell walls in plants, present barriers to using biomass for bioenergy production. Our researchers work to improve plant biomass by increasing hydrocarbons in plants and developing strategies to more easily degrade cell walls.
Professor of Biochemistry
University of Wisconsin-Madison
A Professor of Biochemistry at UW-Madison, Ralph has experience as a research scientist for the Forest Research Institute in Rotorua, NZ, and the scientific head of the Research Laboratory...