Working on the distillation column

The BCRF carried out new fermentation and distillation projects in the Biochemical Processing Train.

Safety Training

On Jan. 5, the BCRF hosted an Iowa State University safety training day for 16 new student employees and staff as well as current BCRF users. 

Receiving the award

BCRF was awarded the ISU Award for Achievement in Economic Development in Iowa at the 2017 Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony.

Zhiyou Wen and Martin Gross

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

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