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.
To provide world-class technology based research, development and training enabling the sustainable innovation for a competitive Australian Bio-resource industry.
- To foster the migration of the Australian pulp and paper industry into biorefineries and producers of high-value products.
Research directly contributes to the innovation required to develop high-value products complementary to the current one.
Training enables engineers and scientists to improve competitively by increasing product quality and process efficiency (cut cost) while promoting receptivity to innovation: new technology, new methods and new products.
- To develop a competitive Australasian green economy.
- To align lignocellulosic products with the strong Australian sectors with expanding markets: Examples include food (super-hydrophobic paper for liquid packaging, oligosaccharides, hydrogels), biomedical (paper for blood tests and bio-diagnostics, biogel), construction materials (thin panels for insulation- energy, noise), energy (biofuel, biogas/cogeneration) and mining (paper filter for underground trucks.
- To develop value chains combining all the complementary industrial partners in the supply chains and the required scientific technical expertise.
- To work with multidisciplinary teams to resolve trans disciplinary projects and important challenges.
BioPRIA has three research platforms to achieve these objectives: 1) biointerfaces and diagnostics, 2) cellulose nanomaterials and composites and 3) biorefinery and Green Processes. Each platform is supported by a partnership Industry, ARC with Monash University.
Director and Professor
Bioresource Processing Research Institute of Australia (BioPRIA)
PALS ARC Industry Transformation Research Hub
Department of Chemical Engineering
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.
Congratulations to PhD candidate Maisha Maliha whose presentation took out 2nd place in the Appita Australian New Speakers Competition.
This morning (17 August 2018) the Appita Australian New Speakers Competition took place at BioPRIA, Monash University. There were six outstanding competitors who fought for their rights to represent Australia at the 2018 Pan Pacific Fibre Value Chain conference [...]
We are glad to announce the publication of our work "Novel In-Situ Precipitation Process to Engineer Low Permeability Porous Composite" in Scientific Reports. The article presents a novel and simple diffusion induced in-situ precipitation method [...]
Our new paper on the "effect of protein adsorption on the radial wicking of blood droplets in paper" has been published in Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. Authors: Michael Hertaeg, Rico Tabor and Gil [...]
Our new article in Frontiers in Chemistry has been published. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fchem.2018.00193/full Abstract: Paper-based diagnostics provide a low-cost, reliable and easy to use mode of blood typing. The shelf-life of such products, however, can be limited [...]
Our article on the “Importance of Mediators for Lignin Degradation by Fungal Laccase” has been published in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. This work offers an extensive overview of lignin depolymerization through ligninolytic enzymes to [...]
In conjunction with Appita, BioPRIA is delighted to host two free seminars by visiting Professors Angeles Blanco & Carlos Negro from University Complutense of Madrid. These seminars will be held on Thursday 16 August 2018 and Tuesday [...]
Presenter: Maisha Maliha Time & location: 12pm – 1pm at BioPRIA (15 Alliance Lane, Monash Clayton campus) Title: Cellulose-based Bismuth Phosphinate Composites as Antibacterial food packaging Material Abstract: Food packaging plays a very important role [...]
Topic: Presenting your research to a technical audience Presenter: Professor Gil Garnier, Director, BioPRIA, Monash University When: 27 July 2018, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm at BioPRIA, 15 Alliance Lane, Clayton 3800 and via Zoom Webinar [...]
Presenter: Mahdi Naseri-Nosar Time & location: 12pm - 1pm at BioPRIA (15 Alliance Lane, Monash Clayton campus) Abstract: Herein we plan to develop a paper-based microfluidic device for point-of-care detection of microbial species in whole blood. First, [...]
The 2018 TAPPI Nanotechnology Conference will be held in Madison, Wisconsin USA from 11-14 June 2018. The theme of the conference is "Cellulose Nanomaterials - Solutions for Industry Applications". The conference will be focusing on new research findings and the latest [...]