Current Projects


Converting industrial waste to valuable products has big benefits

01/01/2017 - 31/12/2021

Advance Queensland Fellowship - Transforming Queensland agricultural and petroleum waste products into biochemicals and advanced composites

Demonstration of the Mauritius Sugar Industry Research Institute ‘trash to bioplastics’ process at the Mackay Renewable Biocommodities Pilot Plant

09/10/2017 - Ongoing

Mauritius Research Council (MRC)

The project will deliver pilot-scale demonstration of sugarcane trash valorisation into bioplastic at the Mackay Renewable Biocommodities Pilot Plant.

Wastes to Profits

29/10/2018 - Ongoing

This project is supported by Meat and Livestock Australia through funding from the Australian Government - Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment as part of its Rural R&D for Profit program.

Mercurius Australia

01/01/2017 - Ongoing

The Mercurius Biorefinery Process is based on a novel Renewable Acid-hydrolysis Condensation Hydrotreating (REACH™) technology to produce drop-in hydrocarbons and green chemicals from low value lignocellulosic biomass such as sugarcane bagasse.

Agave and sugarcane: integrated bioindustries

01/01/2017 - Ongoing

Potential opportunities exist to build new biofutures industries based on sugar, ethanol, higher value fermentation products and bioenergy from cultivation of Agave grown on lands.

Biorefineries for Profit

01/05/2016 - Ongoing

The project will establish profitable bioproduct opportunities for Australian primary producers and other participants in the sugar, cotton, forestry, and animal feed industries.

Biogas from Sugarcane

16/04/2016 - Ongoing

The Project aims to develop technologies for the extended integration of bioenergy into the sugarcane production and milling process and potentially eliminate fossil fuel use in one of Australia’s largest agricultural production systems.

Mackay Renewable Biocommodities Pilot Plant

01/01/2010 - Ongoing

Mackay Renewable Biocommodities Pilot Plant is a unique facility capable of developing new industrial products and processes with industry partners, for a sustainable biorefining future.

Australian Biomass for Bioenergy Assessment

01/07/2015 - Ongoing

The project will enable better links between biomass suppliers and end users, supporting local businesses to get more value from organic material destined for landfill, disposal or other low value uses by improving information access and quality.

Biomanufacturing Advanced Animal Feed Supplements

01/01/2016 - Ongoing

The project will establish a unique lab-to-market platform that will integrate key capabilities and facilities from each partner.