Tag: abpdu

All Bioeconomy Processes Developed Upstairs: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to the ABPDU

All Bioeconomy Processes Developed Upstairs: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to the ABPDU

December 14, 2016 |

It’s known by the ungainly acronym ABPDU, which might as well decode as “All Bioeconomy Processes Developed Upstairs,” but actually stands for the far more modest “Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit.” It’s run out of the Berkeley Lab, and is the technology center behind the technology centers, if you will, of companies such as Kiverdi, Sylvatex, […]

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

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

December 14, 2016 |

Every airline has pilots, but then there’s the Chief Pilot, and in the advanced bioeconomy the chief pilot is known by the ungainly acronym ABPDU, which might as well decode as “All Bioeconomy Processes Developed Upstairs,” but actually stands for the far more modest “Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit.” It’s run out of the Berkeley […]

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Ramp up them thar bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Berkeley Lab and ABPDU

Ramp up them thar bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Berkeley Lab and ABPDU

December 15, 2015 |

Part of the Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, established by the United States Department of Energy, is the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit, designed to help ramp up the bioeconomy. ABPDU enables early stage advanced biofuels, biomaterials, and biochemicals product and process technologies to successfully scale from the lab to commercial relevance. With experienced know-how, rigorous process optimization, […]

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Microvi Biotechnologies demos breakthroughs in biological ethanol production

Microvi Biotechnologies demos breakthroughs in biological ethanol production

June 24, 2015 |

In California, Microvi Biotechnologies, working with the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit (ABPDU) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), has demonstrated breakthrough improvements to biological ethanol production. Microvi’s technology uses engineered biocatalyst composites which have been synthetically designed to 1) alleviate ethanol toxicity on the cells which produce it, 2) induce higher feedstock […]

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Lygos is first company to ramp up malonic acid production to pilot-scale

Lygos is first company to ramp up malonic acid production to pilot-scale

March 9, 2015 |

In California, Lygos has successfully achieved pilot scale production of malonic acid from sugar. A versatile compound, malonic acid was identified by the U.S. Department of Energy as one of the “Top 30 Value Added Chemicals” to be produced from biomass-derived sugar, instead of petroleum.Lygos’ novel manufacturing technology decreases CO2emissions, eliminates toxic inputs and could […]

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