BioPRIA has five main research platforms that focus in the biomass conversion into manufacture of advanced materials, chemicals, energy and food using sustainable processes and novel technology. These platforms are aligned with our strategies and reflect combined strength across partner organisations.
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.
BioPRIA has also been awarded two ARC Industry Transformation Research Hub (ITRH): Processing Lignocellulosics into High Value Products (PALS) and Bioprocessing Advanced Manufacturing Initiative (BAMI), by the government to support innovation in pulp and paper industry in Australia.
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.