Facilities in the Centre for Integrated Bioprocessing Research

Our CIBR facilities help us advance research by developing technologies from the lab to pilot scale.

The bioprocessing scale-up facility

Our bioprocessing scale-up facility allows us to take conceptual ideas to the pilot scale.


Our Centre has access to a wide range of plant science, metabolic engineering, biological, chemical and analytical laboratories to help us work with you on developing the core science, to help aid the development of industrial processes however, all of our academics have access to the scale-up bioprocessing facility:

This facility includes:

  • 6 x 2L controlled stirred bioreactors (with off gas sensor)
  • 1 x 5L stirred tank reactor for biomass processing
  • 1 x 1L continuous hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) reactor
  • 70L controlled stirred tank bioreactor
  • 12L soxhlet bioproduct extraction set up
  • vertical stack mammalian cell bioreactor

Contact us

Get in touch to find out more about our facilities and how you can use them.