University of Wisconsin-Madison Crest
Wisconsin Energy Institute

Ronald Raines

Professor of Biochemistry

Email: 

rtraines@wisc.edu

Phone: 

(608)262-8588

Energy Expertise: 

Ron Raines has developed chemical processes to convert crude biomass into useful fuels and chemicals. His processes overcome numerous technical challenges, including gaining access to recalcitrant biomass polymers, converting those polymers efficiently into useful products, and isolating those products. His discoveries are enabling a new generation of renewable fuels and chemicals based on abundant lignocellulosic biomass.​