Zhiyou Wen and Martin Gross

Iowa State University improves algae technology to treat wastewater for communities and businesses.

Welding equipment

The latest issue of Biofuels Journal included a six-page feature on the thermochemical conversion research happening at the BCRF.

Solvent Liquefaction Pilot Plant

Iowa State engineers are working with Chevron U.S.A. to develop a pilot plant at the BioCentury Research Farm.

Kevin Keener

BCRF director Kevin Keener uses today’s technology to help solve worldwide food and fuel challenges.

Welcome to the BioCentury Research Farm

The Iowa State University BioCentury Research Farm is the first-in-the-nation integrated research and demonstration facility dedicated to biomass production and processing. This facility presents a unique opportunity for industry collaboration. It will accelerate innovation and production capacity associated with biobased fuels, chemicals, and products.

The BioCentury Research Farm is a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences facility and is managed by the Center for Crops Utilization Research. Additional funding provided by Center for Industrial Research and Service and Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost. The BioCentury Research Farm closely partners with Bioeconomy Institute on research, demonstration, and commercialization.

Aerial View of the BioCentury Research Farm