News

August 24, 2015

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.

August 23, 2015

Biomass Is Not Waste

The California Energy Commission recently published some alarming statistics on how much we waste and what's being done about utilizing biomass for energy.

August 23, 2015

Equipment Training Sessions Taught Me a Thing or Two

By participating in training sessions, I got a quick overview of JMP Pro and some useful tips about using Watson-Marlow pumps.

June 24, 2015

Innovative Microvi Bio-Ethanol Technology Validated at ABPDU

Feedstock conversions yields approach theoretical maximum

June 15, 2015

Why We Have a Joint BioEnergy Institute: The Story of Ionic Liquids

ABPDU's collaboration with the Joint BioEnergy Institute is featured in Biofuels Digest.

March 02, 2015

First Bioprocess Pilot Production of Malonic Acid From Renewables

Lygos’ fermentation technology enables production of malonic acid at a lower cost

May 29, 2014

The Bio-Incredibles

ABPDU's success is featured in Biofuels Digest.

May 05, 2014

Current Challenges in Commercially Producing Biofuels from Lignocellulosic Biomass

Biofuels that are produced from biobased materials are a good alternative to petroleum based fuels. They offer several benefits to society and the environment. Producing second generation biofuels is even more challenging than producing first generation biofuels due the complexity of the biomass and issues related to producing, harvesting, and transporting less dense biomass to centralized biorefineries.

December 16, 2013

Switchgrass advance: JBEI’s Ionic Liquid Pretreatment, Enzymatic Hydrolysis Scales Effectively

Results show that IL pretreatment at 15% biomass generates a product containing 87.5% of glucan, 42.6% of xylan and only 22.8% of lignin relative to the starting material

December 12, 2013

Recovery Of Biomass-derived Valuable Compounds Using Chromatographic And Membrane Separations

Utilization of biomass-based raw materials for the production of chemicals and materials is gaining an increasing interest. Due to the complex nature of biomass, a major challenge in its refining is the development of efficient fractionation and purification processes. Preparative chromatography and membrane filtration are selective, energy-efficient separation techniques which offer a great potential for biorefinery applications.