BioPRIA’s works collaboratively with the Australian pulp and paper industry partners, national and international research organisations and industry groups such as Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) and the Australasian Pulp and Paper Technical Association (Appita). Such close collaborations are important, as our research can only add value to the sector when we work cooperatively with our industry key stakeholders.
Through Monash University, BioPRIA has a strong, integrated network of world-class technology research platforms made up of core facilities and capabilities that provide high-quality specialist research services. Our connectivity with national organisations such as ANSTO (Synchrotron) and CSIRO and a network of Universities also gives us ready access to a range of facilities and expertise including:
Surface Engineering and Colloids Laboratory
BioPRIA at Monash University, has the best pulp and paper laboratory in Australia, with a well-equipped surface engineering laboratory and process pilot facilities for novel cellulosic material and chemical engineering.
Green Chemistry Futures
The Green Chemical Futures is a multidisciplinary hub that provides comprehensive analytical and pilot-scale synthesis facilities. BioPRIA researchers and the experts at the Green Chemistry Futures will work closely in green chemistry research to design new manufacturing processes for industries that are non-toxic, energy efficient and waste-free.
Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy
The Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy (MCEM) provides advanced instrumentation, expertise and teaching in electron microscopy. These instruments include transmission electron microscopes, scanning electron microscopes and a dual beam focussed ion beam (FIB) microscope.
Australian Centre for Research on Separation Science (ACROSS)
Located in University of Tasmania, the Australian Centre for Research on Separation Science (ACROSS) is equipped with over $8M of state-of-the-art chromatographic and mass spectrometry equipment. BioPRIA researchers and the Centre are collaborating in green chemicals from lignocellulose projects.