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.
BioPRIA provides world-class technology based research, development and training enabling sustainable innovation for a competitive Australian Bio-resource industry. The centre is located within the Monash engineering precinct at its Clayton campus.
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.