The Bioresource Processing Institute of Australia (BioPRIA) is an institute engaged in creating new industries and transforming established ones through education and research. Located within the Department of Chemical Engineering at Monash University, BioPRIA is the offspring of the Australian Pulp and Paper Institute (APPI), which was established in 1989.

BioPRIA  provides world-class technology based research, development and training enabling sustainable innovation for a competitive Australian Bio-resource industry. The centre is located within the Monash engineering precinct at its Clayton campus.

Our research

BioPRIA has three main research platforms that aim to maximise the value of renewable forest resources to produce new value-add products of the future.


The ARC Research Hub for Processing Lignocellulosics into High Value Products (PALS) receives $6.8 million investment over 5 years from the ARC funding, industry partners and Monash University contributions.


Bioprocessing Advanced Manufacturing Initiative (BAMI) ARC Industry Transformation Research Hub aims to explore the concept of biorefinery and to identify nanocellulose applications and speciality chemicals as key technologies.


Diagnostics platform aims at engineering paper biodiagnostics for health, environment and food safety applications and to maintain the bioactivity of biomolecules immobilised on a surface.

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See how our research is creating new opportunities and markets from renewable resources.

Congratulations to Liza Mendoza for submitting her thesis

Congratulations to Llyza Mendoza, who submitted her PhD thesis on 15th February. The thesis was supervised by Prof. Gil Garnier and Assoc. Prof. Warren Batchelor. Llyza’s work cover the development of novel applications for nanocellulose gels. Read more.