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IPST Vision Mission and Objectives


To be the premier research institute for the cost-competitive transformation of forest biomaterials into value-added products, including traditional and new forest products, renewable energy, chemicals, advanced materials and pharmaceuticals.



Provide members solutions to their strategic, economic, and technical challenges by building a research collaborative that enables access to world-class research personnel at IPST, across Georgia Tech, and globally.


Strategic Thrusts

  • Operational Excellence - Pulp and Paper:
    • Breakthrough Manufacturing Technology
    • Manufacturing Cost Reduction
    • Laboratory Support

  • Biorefining:
    • Enable Pulp & Paper Asset Enhancement by Enriching Existing Manufacturing Site’s Portfolio of Products
    • Address Technical Challenges to Biofuel Development

  • New Products from Forest Biomass:
    • Green Field Products and Feedstocks: Renewable, Sustainable
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