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 was established in 1989 by the Australasian pulp and paper industry, in conjunction with Monash University, and with the continued support of the Australian Government.
BioPRIA provides world-class technology-based research, development and training enabling sustainable innovation for a competitive Australian bio-manufacturing industry.
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.
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BioPRIA publishes first paper on “Nanocellulose films as air and water vapour barriers: A recyclable and biodegradable alternative to polyolefin packaging”
The research demonstrates the potential of Nanocellulose files a sustainable and recyclable alternative to conventional polyolefin packaging, providing a very attractive alternative for the packaging industry. Read more.