Analytical chemistry delivers the information to define, improve, and verify technology innovation and enables robust process development. At ABPDU, we engage in continuous process improvement to enable the successful scaling of each unit operation as well as the integrated process.
Knowing the critical importance of accurate data for process validation and improvement, at ABPDU we have exacting standards for data collection and analysis. Among other things, we use extensive analytics to:
- Understand the interaction between various feedstocks and deconstruction methodologies
- Identify fermentation inhibitors
- Obtain detailed recovery data for techno-economic modeling
Analytical chemistry is highly dependent on reproducible, robust, and reliable methods that provide precise quantification of the physio-chemical characteristics of a sample. Every project has challenges in sample handling, method selection, and process validation that are unique to that project.
Whenever possible we use protocols and techniques widely recognized by industry, but have the flexibility to adapt these protocols and develop methods customized to each project. Use of validation characteristics, such as accuracy, linearity, and precision ensures that the data provided is of the highest quality.
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Related Papers & Publications
Two case studies exploring conversion technologies for municipal solid waste. One is a partnership INL, and the other is a collaboration with FATER.
Switchgrass with 10% and 20% dry matter loss and corn stover with 30% dry matter loss achieved higher sugar yields during biomass conversion
Predictive modeling was used to evaluate and optimize traditional pretreatment methods for biomass mixture compositions to maximize sugar yield and minimize furfural production.
Municipal solid waste and corn stover blends present great potential to meet quality and cost requirements for sugar conversion.
The collaboration with INL and SNL demonstrated 600-fold (10mL to 6L) scale up of MSW/CS blends.
Successful scale-up of the fermentation pathway for Lygos’ bio-malonic acid production.
Post-consumer absorbent hygiene products can be economically converted to fermentable sugar intermediates, biofuels, and bio-based products
Technologies developed to generate bio-based products are based on single feedstock types. While this approach is applicable for corn stover in the MidWest, for states such as California, with abundant but diverse feedstocks, technologies should be developed to accommodate multiple feedstock input to a single biorefinery.