Our Biorefining Expertise

BRI is a multidisciplinary institute that works to develop novel biorefinery knowledge, technology, and processes for a wide range of application areas. By leveraging the expertise of Lakehead University, we are able to meet the expanding needs of the Forest Biorefinery research. Whether supporting students with their own research or helping a company to develop a new process or product, we can address a wide range of research and development challenges and needs. We have the necessary resources and expertise to carry out Biorefining-related projects from the feedstock harvesting and supply to the end-product recovery. Our Biorefining expertise spans a wide range of research topics:

  • Anaerobic Digestion
  • Bioactive Molecules
  • Biochemicals
  • Biofuels
  • Biomass Pretreatment
  • Fractionation
  • Biomaterials
  • Biosensors
  • Bioseparations
  • Conversion Processes
  • Fermentation
  • Enzyme Applications
  • Forest Bioeconomy
  • Nanotechnology¬†
  • Novel Functional Biomass-Based Products¬†
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Wastewater Management
  • Wood Harvesting, Analysis, Utilization

Note: For more information about our research expertise, please see our Our Members page or contact us