Several tons of woody biomass were prepared for clients. Also, a study done by ISU showed that miscanthus would deliver even better yields than once thought.

Attendees at CSCAP workshop.

Trial runs have resumed in the thermochemical processing train. Also, CSCAP's workshop on climate change included a tour of BCRF-affiliated research plots.


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.

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.