Bioproducts Institute

The WSU-PNNL Bioproducts Institute is a joint research collaboration of Washington State University and the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Our mission: Leverage cutting-edge science, engineering, and analysis to transform engineered plants and industrial, agricultural and municipal waste into valuable materials and chemicals, and develop a pipeline of talent to meet future workforce needs.

Our vision: To be the leader in education, research and innovation for production of high-value engineered materials and chemicals from engineered plants and underutilized waste materials.

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What's New

WSU and PNNL launched the Bioproducts Institute on April 3, 2018 in a ceremony at the WSU Tri-Cities campus in Richland, Washington, along with two other WSU-PNNL institutes. See the news release, program, video, and photos.



The Institute combines comprehensive analytic tools with plant sciences, biotechnology, catalysis, and materials science to create innovative, economical, and environmentally friendly, engineered, bio-based materials and value-added chemicals.



The Institute offers researchers, students, and industry partners access to unique facilities and analytical instrumentation, as well as the opportunity to collaborate with nationally recognized experts in plant science, biotechnology, catalysis, materials engineering, characterization, and advanced economic and environmental analysis.

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For additional information on The WSU-PNNL Bioproducts Institute, please email the institute directors: Michael Wolcott or John Holladay.

Mailing address:

Bioproducts Institute
c/o John Holladay
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
P.O. Box 999
Richland, WA 99352