Todd Pray, ABPDU Program Director, Receives Berkeley Lab's Director's Achievement Award

The award is given for accomplishments, leadership, collaboration, multi-disciplinary science, cross-divisional projects, and commitment to excellence in support of Berkeley Lab’s mission and strategic goals

Scientists Develop Higher-Performance Fuels, Biofuels and Bioproducts

Researchers at JBEI and the ABPDU have developed a new polyketide synthase-based platform

Three Agile BioFoundry Bioenergy R&D Projects Receive DOE Awards

Lygos, ZymoChem, and the University of California San Diego are recipients of the DOE's Bioenergy Engineering for Products Synthesis and will work with the Agile BioFoundry and its partners, including the ABPDU, to further their processes.

Biosciences Area Director’s Award Recipients

Several Biosciences Area personnel are among the 2018 Berkeley Lab Director’s Awards honorees.

Chief Pilot: the ABPDU, where the elite meet to defeat petroleum

Every airline has pilots, but then there’s the Chief Pilot, and in the advanced bioeconomy the chief pilot is known by the acronym ABPDU

Lygos Wins Bio-Based Chemical Innovation of the Year Award

ABPDU partner Lygos wins prestigious award for bio-based malonic acid process developed and demonstrated at ABPDU.

BETO Funding Recipients to Collaborate with ABPDU

ZymoChem, HelioBioSys, and Mango Materials receive BETO funding to partner with ABPDU for technology validation and scale-up.

BETO Announces Laboratory Call for Proposals

BETO is providing up to $40,000 per selected DOE National Laboratory proposal that focuses on one or more critical bioenergy small business challenge(s) by leveraging unique laboratory assets. Proposal submission deadline is July 31, 2016.

Lygos Accelerates Commercialization of Bio-Malonic Acid

Bio-Malonic acid fermentation process to be validated at ABPDU and scaled at NREL

Replacing the Barrel

The U.S. trade deficit in petroleum products is finally shrinking. Policies that foster better fuel economy, increased oil production, and expanded use of renewable fuels have helped reduce our reliance on imported fuels from 60% in 2005 to 40% in 2012—and the trend continues.