The Institute of Bioproducts and Paper Technology (BPTI) is the major institute in Austria to perform research and development and to educate students at all levels in the field of pulp, paper and biobased materials. The philosophy of the Institute is to combine practical needs of industrial partners with high level research in order to provide the best possible environment for students to acquire and to apply the obtained knowledge. The Institute is involved in many large scale research activities to advance the use of biobased products, to optimize value chains with a focus on the pulp and paper industry and to develop new wood-based materials with added value while better understanding basic interaction mechanisms in these materials. These activities are performed in the frame of COMET projects, CD laboratories, EU programs, FFG and FWF projects and cover both fundamental and applied research. Lately, the Institute took the lead in the H2020-BioEnergyTrain project, which aims at providing a European best practice case to develop a master’s program in the field of Biorefinery Engineering. Together with 12 university and company partners, we aim at educating the next generation of biorefinery engineers for the development of a biobased economy.
The Institute is certified according to the ISO 17025 standard and also provides research services for the pulp, paper and biobased materials industry.