The Bark Biorefinery Project is using green-chemistry methods to extract and refine the array of chemicals found in bark. Around 2.4 million tonnes of bark are available every year and this will increase as more logs are debarked for export.
The five-year Scion-led research programme is supported by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Endeavour Fund and started in late 2018.
- Towards a bark biorefinery
- Bark: A building block for a circular bioeconomy
- Bark biorefinery progress (2020)
Contact: Stefan Hill, Portfolio Leader, Bio/Organic Chemistry