Our partners

We oversee an innovative R&D programme which is delivered through an alliance of our four research partners: Scion, Plant & Food Research, AgResearch and Callaghan Innovation, along with universities throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.

By leveraging specialist skills and capabilities from across these research organisations and others in the innovation ecosystem, we’re able to support a range of projects to transform low value by-products from primary industry into higher value products.

Plant & Food Research – Rangahau Ahumāra Kai

Plant & Food Research specialises in research and development related to fruit, vegetable, crop, seafood and food products. It has key expertise in marine and horticultural biological resource streams, low impact processing technologies especially enzymatic biotransformations, and extraction platforms and bioassays.


AgResearch – āta mātai, mātai whetū

AgResearch provides scientific research and development to New Zealand’s pastoral sector and specialises in meat, dairy and animal fibre co-products, including expert knowledge in pre-processing, handling and product development with potentially difficult materials.


Callaghan Innovation

Callaghan Innovation offers engineering expertise and capability in process design and product development at pilot and small manufacturing scale. Technologies include solvent extraction, supercritical fluid processing, separation technologies, drying/dewatering and bioprocessing. Its scientific capability covers complex lipid analysis, protein and enzyme science, fermentation bioprocessing and natural product analysis, supported by a world-class suite of analytical equipment.



Scion specialises in research, science and technology development for the forestry, wood products and other biomaterial sectors. It is the leading research organisation in sustainable forest management, wood processing, wood-related bioenergy, secondary streams and other biomaterials; and the biorefinery approach to whole-of-resource use.


Case Studies

The Bioresource Processing Alliance is proud to work with a diverse range of industry leaders

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