Bio-Polymers Processing Facility

The Bio-Polymers Processing Facility hired a new plant manager and also preps for start-up. Red oak was prepared using the automated belt dryer and hammermill.

New Holland Machinery

New Holland Agriculture has generously provided several pieces of equipment on loan to the BioCentury Research Farm for biomass crop research projects.

Using the hammermill

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

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 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.