Using the hammermill

BCRF has been providing biomass feedstock preparation services to clients for their biofuels, bioproducts and animal feed projects.

BioCentury Research Farm

The pyrolysis pilot plant provided materials to clients and commissioning of the back end of the solvent liquifaction pilot plant was completed.


98 registered users are working at the BCRF this semester, including 28 undergraduate students to assist with the daily operations of the farm

Loading corn stover bales

Corn stover harvesters are trained by and have access to support from Iowa State University researchers.

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.