The U.S. Department of Energy, Bioenergy Technologies Office assembled the Bioprocessing Separations Consortium to address the expensive, energy-intensive, and challenging separations that are a hurdle to cost-competitive biofuels and bioproducts. The Consortium represents a concerted effort to conduct targeted, coordinated research to remove this hurdle.

The Consortium focuses on advancing separations technologies for five primary technology focus areas:

Crosscutting Analysis illuminates the separations challenges that most influence the cost of producing fuels and other bioproducts in priority pathways and to quantify the contribution to process economics posed by these challenges.