Biorefining Research Institute (BRI)

Organizational focus: The Biorefining Research Institute (BRI) develops environmental technologies from renewable resources that can create new opportunities for the bio-economy.

Who they are: Based at Lakehead University, the BRI mobilizes the expertise of a multidisciplinary research team to help the Canadian forest industry. BRI creates novel research and development opportunities, new technology models, and value-added products from renewable resources by taking advantage of biorefining.

What they offer: BRI offers product and process development support to help students, companies, and governments conduct sustainable technology projects. The institute’s research and development is applicable across many sectors, including sustainable manufacturing, energy security, and water security.


Biorefining Research Institute
Lakehead University
1294 Balmoral St
Thunder Bay, ON
P7B 4T6

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Published: April 4, 2024

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