From Bio-concept to Bioproduct

Developed. Demonstrated. Scaled.

The ABPDU’s capabilities are available to support your efforts in developing new bioproducts that can assist with the COVID-19 response.

About Us

About Us

Welcome to the Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts Process Development Unit. Part of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, we were established by the United States Department of Energy to help ramp up the bioeconomy.

Bio Innovation


We enable early stage advanced biofuels, biomaterials, and biochemicals product and process technologies to successfully scale from the lab to commercial relevance.


With experienced know-how, rigorous process optimization, and relentless monitoring of yield versus cost, we partner with you to lower your capex, opex, and risk.


DOE/EERE/BETO Programs Support

ABPDU provides a critical resource and direct support for several DOE/EERE/BETO programs and consortia


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What We Offer

Bio-derived Product Diversity

Whatever your novel or drop-in advanced bioproduct molecule is, we are ready.  We have the infrastructure and the expertise to optimize, scale-up, and demonstrate your bioproduct processes. Learn More.

Feedstock And Biomass Flexibility

Next-generation biomass-based inputs present limitless choices and new challenges. We’ll help you navigate the complexity and cost-effectively obtain the best outputs. Learn More.

Bio-concept Development & Validation

We’re completely impartial. When we provide third party validation of the commercial feasibility on your bio-concept, your stakeholders know you’re on the right track. Learn More.

Bio-process Prototyping & Optimization

Mitigating your risk during scale up and accelerating technology readiness levels is top of mind for us.  With our flexible, customizable equipment and experienced team we’re able to quickly prototype and adjust your bio-processes. Learn More.

Scale-up Integration & Demonstration

There are many steps to successfully move advanced bioproducts from the bench or lab to commercial scale deployment. We leverage capital project and industry best practices to design robust integrated pilot processes. Learn More.

Funding & Grant Proposals Support

The right data, access to networks, and an experienced team are a winning combination to help you raise funding and take your bio-innovation to market. Learn More.

Our Team

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.




Deepti Tanjore to Head ABPDU

Deepti Tanjore has been selected to be the next Program Head of the Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts Process Development Unit.

ABPDU’s Todd Pray To Head Strategic Partnership Office

ABPDU's Todd Pray moves on to head LBNL's Strategic Partnership Office Since 2014, Dr. Todd Pray has led the ABPDU and overseen the development and implementation of over 40 Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA) and Strategic Partnership Projects...