2022 Year in Review

Take a look back at our most exciting stories and accomplishments from 2022.

An illustration of eco-friendly fuel, pictured with a rocket, plane, and car.

Bacteria for blastoff 

Who’s up for some eco-friendly space travel? ABPDU researchers contributed to the development of a new type of fuel that could be used for all types of vehicles, including rockets. Read the story. 

Sweet scale-up

We collaborated with Joywell Foods (now known as Oobli) to scale up production of their sweet proteins and optimize their process for commercialization readiness. Read the story.

Jason Ryder in the ABPDU lab.
Ace Aguilar works in a lab.

Celebrating our alumni 

We’re always inspired by the success of our alumni. This year, we learned about Fre Tachea and how she thinks biomanufacturing is the future, Stephen Hubbard’s passion for growing the bioeconomy, and Ace Aguilar’s desire to use his experience navigating STEM to help other students. Read all of our alumni highlights. 

New resources for the biomanufacturing community 

We continue to build our library of video standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the biomanufacturing community, most recently adding our video on high-performance liquid chromatography. Watch all our video SOPs. 

ABPDU's high-performance liquid chromatography system.
UC Berkeley students work in the ABPDU lab.

Continuing to build the bioeconomy workforce

We welcomed students from UC Berkeley’s Advanced Bioprocess Engineering Laboratory course for the second year. As a part of this course, students spend time at ABPDU to get hands-on experience in the lab with bioprocessing equipment. See photos from the course.