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From Bio-concept to Bioproduct

designed. developed. Scaled.

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

The Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts Process Development Unit, part of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, was established by the United States Department of Energy to help ramp up the bioeconomy.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Collaborations

Latest News

August 04, 2020

Five Ways Berkeley Lab is in the Fight Against COVID-19

The ABPDU is helping two biotech companies ramp up production of potential COVID-19-fighting technologies so they can be ready to meet global demand.

July 07, 2020

Scaling Up Science During a Global-Scale Emergency

ABPDU’s biomanufacturing experts are helping biotech companies ramp up production of new COVID-19 testing and treatment technologies.