Biological streams consist mainly of water and complex mixtures of molecules, such as lipids, proteins and carbohydrates.

Added-value products are typically purified and dried for stability and ease of use. They must retain bioactivity, functionality, food compatibility and be produced in a ‘green’ manner.

Using a whole-of-resource approach, our aim is to create little waste, use minimal amounts of cheap, acceptable chemicals and generate multiple product opportunities utilising as much of the secondary stream as feasible.

To meet these processing demands, the BPA provides our clients with access to a platform of enabling technologies and each research partner in the BPA has the science expertise and capabilities associated with at least one of these components, such as enzymatic processing, supercritical systems, thermal processing, fermentation, analysis, scale-up conversion and robust decision-making modelling.