The Bioprocessing Advanced Manufacturing Initiative (BAMI) is a new Industry Transformation Research Hub hosted by BioPRIA and funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC), six complementary industry partners and Monash University.
BAMI entails a three-year $3.5 million investment in R&D, training and industry partnerships. The Initiative draws on the expertise of experienced research engineers, scientists, and manufacturers to advance the competitiveness of the Australasian pulp and paper industry through the development of new functional materials and green energy solutions from bioresources.
BAMI has enormous potential for both the pulp & paper industry and the community as a whole, including job creation, revenue generation from both existing and new markets, improved manufacturing processes, and natural resource protection and regeneration.
BAMI was launched on 16th September 2014 at Monash University's New Horizons Building.
Pictured [l-r]: President and Vice-Chancellor,
Monash University, Professor Margaret Gardner AO; CEO
Australian Research Council, Professor Aidan Byrne; Director BioPRIA, Professor Gil Garnier;
Federal Minister for Industry, the Honourable Ian Macfarlane MP;
and Deputy Director BioPRIA,
Dr Warren Batchelor.