Bioproducts research and the development of forest-based chemicals, biofuels, and new material products.
Building on nearly a century of lignocellulosics research, the Renewable Bioproducts Institute (RBI) transforms biomaterials into new products, including traditional and new forest products, renewable energy, chemicals, advanced materials, and pharmaceuticals.
With the development of each new generation of products, we answer the call of industry to make those products more durable, reliable, lighter, and temperature resistant.
The brightest minds in research, hand-in-hand with our industry partners, are pursuing performance breakthroughs in the refining of forest and agricultural biomass into new, cost-effective products with enhanced performance.
- Pulp, paper, packaging, and tissue
- Pulp and paper manufacturing
- Sustainable manufacturing
Research Partnerships and Outreach
In 2014, the Georgia Institute of Technology received a $43.6 million gift from the Institute of Paper Chemistry Foundation (IPCF). This major grant, one of the single largest gifts in Georgia Tech’s history, affirmed the Institute’s position as the leading driver in the forest bioproducts arena.
In addition, the Renewable Bioproducts Institute works with several member companies.