Georgia Tech’s Renewable Bioproducts Institute delivers innovation in converting biomass into value-added products, developing advanced chemical and bio-based refining technologies, and advancing excellence in manufacturing processes. Our three strategic thrusts are paper, packaging and tissue; biochemicals and fuels; and biocomposites and nanocellulose.
We serve as a conduit for industry-university partnerships and provide a portal to Georgia Tech resources that are focused on biomass and bioproducts.
RBI is the most recent entity evolving from the Institute of Paper Chemistry formed in 1929 in Appleton, Wisc. It continues the history of forest products research excellence and features a unique multi-million dollar endowment that supports both students and faculty pursuing revolutionary paths in renewable bioproducts. We pursue advanced options for processing a broad range of biomass resources into new and innovative materials and products for the emerging bioeconomy.