Biorefining Research Institute

The Biorefining Research Institute (BRI) operates based on the concept for complete utilization of lignocellulosic biomass for sustainable production of bioenergy and value-added bioproducts. We strive to synergistically employ various production and conversion platforms of lignocelluloses in a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly manner in order to maximize the value extracted from these biomaterials.

Our Strategic Plan

The Biorefining Research Institute (BRI) strives to be the leading centre for innovation for forest biorefining technologies.

This technology will contribute to social and economic development across Northern Ontario and Canada through transforming the forest industry in a sustainable way and contributing to the growing Bioeconomy.

Read our Strategic Plan


Innovation Platform - Lakehead University's Article on Critical Minerals

December 14, 2023

NSERC providing more than $1 million to Lakehead University researchers

September 12, 2023

Professors at Lakehead University are receiving more than $1 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada for exceptional, ground-breaking research that will make a difference.
Lakehead’s Biorefining Research Institute creates an important advisory committee

May 11, 2016

A new advisory committee will provide direction to Lakehead University’s Biorefining Research Institute that will benefit Northwestern Ontario’s forestry sector.
Lakehead University’s BRI Receives Funding

March 15, 2016

A Lakehead University researcher is receiving funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for his biorefining project. Dr. Lew Christopher, Director of Lakehead’s Biorefining Research Institute, is receiving $59,539 for his work into...


EUBCE 32nd European Biomass Conference & Exhibition
 Monday, June 24, 2024 - 9:00am to Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 5:00pm
 Marseilli, France
International Congress on Separation and Purification Technology
 Sunday, July 7, 2024 - 9:00am to Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 3:00pm
 Hilton Zhengzhou, Henan, China
American Chemical Society Fall 2024, Elevating Chemistry
 Sunday, August 18, 2024 - 9:00am to Thursday, August 22, 2024 - 5:00pm
 Denver, CO & Hybrid
ACS FALL 2024 Elevating Chemistry
 Sunday, August 18, 2024 - 9:00am to Thursday, August 22, 2024 - 3:00pm
 Denver, Colorado
EWLP 2024 - 17th European Workshop on Lignocellulosics and Pulp
 Monday, August 26, 2024 - 9:00am to Friday, August 30, 2024 - 5:00pm
 Åbo Akademi University, Finland