Georgia Tech’s Renewable Bioproducts Institute (RBI) is one of eleven campus interdisciplinary research institutes. RBI champions 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 circular materials, bioindustrial manufacturing, and paper, packaging and tissue.
We serve as a campus conduit for industry-university partnerships and provide a portal to Georgia Tech core laboratories, faculty and students whose work and expertise is focused on biomass and bioproducts.
The Renewable Bioproducts Institute evolved from the Institute of Paper Chemistry formed in 1929 in Appleton, Wisc. RBI continues the history of forest products research excellence and features a unique multi-million dollar endowment that supports both students and faculty pursuing innovative renewable bioproducts research.