Tractor

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

Michael Erickson-Solberg

The BioCentury Research Farm's first student intern was named ISU student employee of the year.

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.

Bioenergy crop

Project focused on how to strategically integrate second generation bioenergy crops with food and feed crops.

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.