Registration now open for ABPDU Industry Listening Day

Date and Time

October 28, 2019
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm


5885 Hollis Street, 4th Floor, Emeryville, CA 94608

We are excited to announce ABPDU’s 2019 Industry Listening Day on Monday, October 28 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. This event will provide an opportunity for us to receive feedback from industrial collaborators on how ABPDU can be a better resource for the community. 

Our Industry Listening Day will be held at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (5885 Hollis Street, 4th Floor, Emeryville, CA 94608).

Register here. Attendees will also have the option of scheduling a 1:1 meeting with Mark Shmorhun, Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Technology Manager on Tuesday, October 29. Please indicate if you are interested in the 1:1 meeting as well.

We look forward to seeing you at our 2019 Industry Listening Day! 


1:00 – 1:20 Introductions

1:20 – 1:40 Introduction to BETO and ADO Introduction

Mark Shmorhun, BETO Technology Manager 

1:40 – 2:00 Introduction to ABPDU

Deepti Tanjore, Director 

2:00 – 2:45 Discussion Topic 1: How can BETO and ABPDU support process R&D?

All attendees

2:45 – 2:55 Report Out

2:55 – 3:05 Break 

3:05 – 3:40 Current and Future Infrastructure at the ABPDU

Ning Sun, Scientist – Deconstruction and Waste Conversion

Eric Sundstrom, Scientist – Biological Conversion of Gaseous Feedstocks

Akash Narani, Sr. Process Engineer – Cell-Free Biocatalysis

3:40 – 4:25 Discussion Topic 2: What new equipment/infrastructure should we be looking at? How can we make it more accessible? 

All attendees

4:25 – 4:35 Report Out

4:35 – 5:00 Q&A; Wrap-up