RESEARCH CONSORTIUM FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT (RC-APD)

The Research Consortium for Agricultural Product Development (RC-APD) is a $10.9 million (including cash and in-kind), four year program funded by the Government of South Australia.  It brings together nine South Australian-based companies from the agriculture and food sector, and nine national and international academic institutions and industry partners to develop high-value products from agricultural waste.

MISSION

The development of new products derived from agricultural waste streams and low-grade commodities.

The research activities of the Research Consortium for Agricultural Product Development are undertaken in three cross-disciplinary programs across the campuses and faculties of the University of Adelaide and also at the University of South Australia, in conjunction with our industry partners.

RESEARCH

Research activities of the RC-APD are undertaken in three research programs underpinned by key platform technologies.

RC-APD Launched by the Hon D Pisoni MP

Prof V Bulone and Mr D Pisoni MP at the official launch of the Research Consortium for Agricultural Product Development. South Australian Minister for Innovation and Skills the Hon. David Pisoni today officially launched the $10.9 million Research Consortium Program...
Mushrooms at the market

Sunscreen Produced by Mushroom Waste

Researchers in Adelaide are working on turning mushroom waste into items like sunscreen, skincare products and coating for outdoor furniture coating. The research will help growers convert waste into something valuable.Prof Vincent Bulone The idea is to substitute...

Prof Vincent Bulone on ABC Radio

Professor Vincent Bulone Director of the Research Consortium for Agricultural Product Development featured on the South Australian Country Hour, hosted by Isabella Pittaway. The discussion included sunscreen made from mushroom waste and high-tech materials from...

South Australian Government Announcement

The Research Consortium for Agricultural Product Development (RC APD) was granted $4 million over four years (2019-2022) by the State Government through its Research Consortia Program. It will bring together a total of 18 partners to develop high-value products from...