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.
The use of cellulose nanofibres to reduce the wet strength polymer quantity for development of cleaner filters
We are pleased to announce our new paper titled "The use of cellulose nanofibres to reduce the wet strength polymer quantity for development of cleaner filters" has been published in Journal of Cleaner Production. This [...]
Our new paper on "Nanocellulose for gel electrophoresis" has been published in Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. The study has reported a proof-of-concept for utilising nanocellulose gels as novel electrophoresis media. Gels from TEMPO-oxidised cellulose nanofibres were [...]
The theme for the 2019 NANO conference is Unlock Product Potential with Renewable Nanomaterials. The conference will be co-located with the Nanocellulose Exhibition in TAPPI Nano at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex, Chiba Japan. [...]
The 2019 International Paper Physics Conference (IPPC) will be held in Indianapolis, USA in conjunction with TAPPI's PaperCon 2019. The conference addresses the broad scope of physical properties of paper and paperboard materials. It explores [...]