The loan of two tractors by New Holland Agriculture to BCRF has provided new options for its biomass research projects.

Pyrolysis Unit

The pilot pyrolysis unit was rebuilt to provide researchers with better data for research, make the unit more reliable and require less maintenance.

Ventilation Tower Construction

A number of upgrades were made to the BCRF facilities including a new ventilation tower, an improved fast pyrolysis unit and automated high bay windows.

Kurt Rosentrater

The Distillers Grains Technology Council has named Kurt Rosentrater, a BCRF faculty member, to be its executive director and chief executive officer.

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 Plant Sciences Institute, 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.