The ARC Research Hub for Processing Lignocellulosics into High-Value Products, aims to convert renewable and readily-available lignocellulosic material and waste streams from the Australian Pulp, Paper and Forest Industry, into new, high-value products in demand in existing and developing markets. The concept is not simply to use lignocellulosic materials as sustainable replacements to widely-used existing fossil-fuel based products, but to extend significantly intrinsic properties of materials that can be manufactured commercially from lignocellulose and promote the manufacture of a range of novel products not attainable any other way from other raw materials. By processing and modifying lignocellulose in new ways, Australia’s reliance on imported oil-based polymers can be reduced and replaced by locally manufactured renewable polymers and chemicals derived sustainably from Australia’s forest resources and agricultural wastes. This strategy will create new industries based on sustainably managed forest resources and agricultural practices in regional Australia, leading to wider diversification and employment opportunities in these areas.


BioPRIA/PALS Newsletter

June 27th, 2019|

Here is the latest BioPRIA/PALS newsletter - June 2019. This newsletter will keep you up to date with our research activities, news and events around BioPRIA and PALS Research Hub. Read More    

PALS Newsletter

November 23rd, 2018|

The November 2018 edition of PALS Newsletter includes PALS launch, staff profile of Dr Christine Browne and a new instrument at BioPRIA. Read More  


PALS Review Presentation – Wednesday 22 June 2022

June 14th, 2022|

When: Wednesday 22 June 2022, at 11am-12pm Where: BioPRIA Building 59, 15 Alliance Lane, Clayton VIC 3800 ---------------- Novel paper-based materials for high temperature food packaging  Presenter: Dr. Mostafa Dehghani Abstract: Food processing industry selects the packaging [...]