Five years in, the Advanced Biofuels Process Development Unit has established more than 30 diverse partnerships
The original scope of the Advanced Biofuels Process Development Unit (ABPDU) was to tackle the barriers to biofuel commercialization. Five years in, its activities have expanded to utilize a broader range of raw materials to produce a variety of bio-based material, chemical, and protein end products. To date, the ABPDU has entered into agreements with more than 30 partners from other national labs, government agencies, industry, and academia. In this article the ABPDU’s partners talk about how this unique facility has supported them in scaling up their processes, and reaching their business goals.