Solvent Liquefaction Pilot Plant

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

Corn Stover

The BCRF provided biomass feedstock preparation services to two clients, which included processing 8 tons of corn stover and 4 tons of switchgrass

Kevin Keener

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


The Iowa Farm Bureau Spokesman wrote a feature on the various biomass and alternative energy projects happening at the BCRF.

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.