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 and Biological Engineering at Monash University, BioPRIA is the offspring of the Australian Pulp and Paper Institute (APPI), which was established in 1989.
BioPRIA is interested in the biomass conversion into manufacture of advanced materials, chemicals, energy and food using sustainable processes and novel technology. We promote Australia’s sustainable development through innovation in Bioproducts and Bioresource processing. BioPRIA provides value to its partners by developing new products and markets through research, and by increasing operation efficiency and product quality by training. With expertise in nanomaterials/green chemistry/bio-diagnostics/colloids & surface engineering/food engineering, BioPRIA establishes transdisciplinary projects and resolves industrial challenges.
NANOCELLULOSE AND PACKAGING
Nanocellulose and packaging platform aims at developing a new generation of renewable, recyclable, biodegradable high performance fibre materials from sustainable biomass.
Green chemistry platform aims to develop new methods in green chemical synthesis which allow for the efficient use of bioresources in the chemical industries.
Diagnostics platform aims at engineering paper biodiagnostics for health, environment and food safety applications and to maintain the bioactivity of biomolecules immobilised on a surface.
ADVANCED CIRCULAR MATERIAL
Advanced circular material platform focuses on developing sustainable materials to replace olefins, which are commonly used in the production of plastics, synthethic fibres, composites and other materials.