Welcome to the Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts Process Development Unit. Part of the Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, we were established by the United States Department of Energy to help ramp up the bioeconomy.
DOE/EERE/BETO Programs Support
ABPDU provides a critical resource and direct support for several DOE/EERE/BETO programs and consortia
Todd Pray, ABPDU's Program Director receives Berkeley Lab's prestigious Director's Achievement Award for 2018 Technology Transfer Berkeley Lab's Director’s Awards program recognizes significant achievements of Lab employees. Each year, these awards are given for...read more
What We Offer
With decades of industry and related experience in diverse areas of energy, materials, nanotechnology, molecular biology, biofuels, and biochemical process development and manufacturing, we are proud to have a talented, multi-disciplinary team that pools their significant expertise to forge new ground in bio-innovation.
Todd Pray, ABPDU's Program Director receives Berkeley Lab's prestigious Director's Achievement Award for 2018 Technology Transfer Berkeley Lab's Director’s Awards program recognizes significant achievements of Lab employees. Each year, these awards are given for...
The submission deadline is July 6, 2018.
Five years in, the ABPDU has established more than 30 diverse partnerships
May 13-14, 2019 Los Angeles, CA Commercializing Industrial Biotechnology is a workshop where industrial biotech thought leaders – in particular, those who have been through it all – will share their experiences and their views on current challenges. The outcome is a...
April 1-3, 2019
December 4-6, 2018
R. toruloides sets a new standard for biotechnological applicationsread more
Assessing the technical feasibility and identifying the key unit operations for converting cellulose component from post-consumer AHPs into biofuelread more
Combining the cellulase induction by xylose-rich hydrolysate with the high temperature saccharification of dilute acid-pretreated biomass provides a new model for onsite enzyme production at a biorefinery that uses acid pretreatment.read more