BiOrbic is Ireland’s national bioeconomy research centre.
We pursue
excellence in research, new discovery and innovation  for the development of a sustainable, circular bioeconomy.


What is the bioeconomy?

Our planet has limited resources and faces global challenges like climate change, land and ecosystem degradation, coupled with a growing demand for food, feed, biobased materials and energy.

The bioeconomy is the sustainable use of renewable biological resources and industry technologies, to produce bio-based products and services for societal, environmental and economic gain now and in the future.

What is BiOrbic?

BiOrbic is a national collaboration of over 100+ researchers, focused on the development of a sustainable circular bioeconomy.

Our researchers work on selectively separating and extracting valued compounds from renewable materials, converting those resources into novel bio-based products and processes, delivering market and industry-scalable sustainable resources.

Our focus areas

We work with fellow researchers, industry, policymakers and the wider public.

Should a capitals approach be applied to the bioeconomy? In a new article written for Capital Coalitions, PhD student Andrew […]
2020 was a difficult year for all. Restricted access to work environments, disruption to supply chains, mental health impacts and […]
BiOrbic is delighted to congratulate one of its leading principle investigators, Professor Pat Guiry, on winning the SFI Mentorship award, […]

Our collaborators

BiOrbic is funded under the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centres Programme and is co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund.