Collaborating With Us

It’s All About Partnership

Equipped For Many Scenarios

The ABPDU offers many opportunities for collaboration with industry, academic organizations and national laboratories. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped for robust process scale-up and we specialize in producing, evaluating and analyzing a broad array of bioproducts and precursors such as alcohols, organic acids, hydrocarbons, terpenes, ketones, fatty acids, lipids, proteins, enzymes and several other types of products. We are well equipped to optimize, scale-up and develop techno-economic validation of your product processes.

The Right Expertise. The Best Infrastructure

The ABPDU has deep expertise in handling and processing almost every type of bio-based feedstock including algae, energy crops, wood residues, MSW, simple sugars and post-consumer waste streams. We have extensive background in deconstruction, aqueous phase reforming and other chemical catalysis technologies for feedstock conversion and downstream product upgrading. In addition, we have strong relationships with feedstock providers.

The Collaboration Process

It is simple and straightforward for industrial partners, academic researchers, and other National Labs to work with the ABPDU as a valuable resource. As a government lab we are not-for-profit and, hence, affordable for even seed-stage start-up companies. If grant funding is needed for your project, we can help access Federal resources, and we always keep our collaborators’ proprietary information secret.

Very importantly, our project sponsors are able to retain title and ownership of inventions developed here at the ABPDU. We make it easy to work with us, and actively manage the contracting process to ensure your needs are met in a timely manner:

  • Team introduction and project scoping, non-disclosure agreement execution
  • Statement of Work (SOW) and budget drafted by ABPDU for your feedback
  • Contract draft prepared by Berkeley Lab for your review
  • Contract signature and Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) preparation
  • Project start

Once we begin working with you, you’ll have a dedicated technical point of contact and are welcome to be onsite to observe and participate in project activities. Our team is focused on meeting your needs and deliverables, and we look forward to working with you and helping your company, lab or team succeed.