About Us

Our passion for bio-innovation drives us every day.

Whether we’re experimenting with microorganisms or optimizing new processes, our end goal never changes. We want to help you successfully take your bio-innovation to market. 

We’ve been operational since 2011, collaborating with researchers from industry and academia to optimize and scale technologies and enable the commercialization of bio-based chemicals, materials, and fuels.

Our Story

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office established the ABPDU as part of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) in 2009. Our stated mission is to expedite the commercialization of advanced, next-generation biofuels, biochemicals, and other bioproducts by providing industry-scale test beds to bridge the gap between promising research and large-scale production. At the interface of the Department of Energy and industry, our core focus is in the areas of process scale-up and product prototyping.

As a part of Berkeley Lab, we’re uniquely situated to enable the bioeconomy.

Strategically located in the San Francisco Bay Area’s bio-innovation hub, and a part of Berkeley Lab, we are uniquely situated to enable the local and national bioeconomy. We have access to cutting-edge national research organizations, academic centers of excellence, accelerators and incubators, and major industries.