Bioprocessing separations technology to move biofuels and bioproducts to market

The Bioprocessing Separations Consortium is a National Laboratory-led effort, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office, that is dedicated to identifying and overcoming separations challenges associated with the conversion of biomass into fuels and chemicals.


The Bioprocessing Separations Consortium brings together teams from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Laboratories to move cost-effective, high-performing separations technologies to market through coordinated separations research that targets industry-relevant challenges. This Consortium’s work is helping to reduce bioprocess separations costs, which can account for up to 50-70% of processing costs. Leveraging unique laboratory capabilities, our work includes the development of new separation technologies and application of existing technologies to new bioprocessing challenges.