Analytical Chemistry

Define, improve and verify your innovation.

At ABPDU, we engage in continuous process improvement to enable the successful scaling of each unit operation. We use extensive analytics to:

  • Identify and quantify substrates and metabolites in fermentation processes
  • Develop analytical methods for fermentation products
  • Understand the conversion process of various feedstocks

Precise Quantification

We use protocols and techniques widely recognized by industry, but also have the flexibility to adapt these protocols and develop methods customized to our projects. We use validation characteristics to ensure the data quality.

Analytical chemistry equipment in ABPDU's lab

Analytical Chemistry Options

Biomass Composition

We perform quantitative analyses of moisture, starch, lignin, ash, glucan, and xylan in various biomass feedstocks per standard protocols. Through HPLC, we also measure sugar and degradation product concentrations in biomass hydrolysates.

Material Physical Properties

We use rheology and energy density methodologies to understand the physio and chemical properties of starting materials to support operational planning and process design from scale up to commercialization.

Protein Characterization

We carry out qualitative and quantitative analyses of proteins and enzymes. Our analysis capabilities include SDS-PAGE, protein content, and microplate activity assays.

Access to other facilities such as the Molecular Foundry, Joint BioEnergy Institute, and Advanced Light Source.