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Facilities and Equipment

Researchers inspecting equipment in the Thermochemical Processing Train.

The BioCentury Research Farm is the premier integrated biomass to fuels and products production and processing facility in the nation. With capabilities not available at other public institutions, the BCRF can initiate and conduct research and demonstration of new technologies. The BCRF brings together scientific expertise to accelerate innovation and production capacity associated with biobased fuels, chemicals and products. Our modern facilities and equipment are available to aid research activities including biomass feedstock production and cropping systems; harvest, storage and transportation logistics of biomass feedstocks; and biomass conversion. Large pilot‑scale research can be carried out, and in many cases scaled to commercial production. We provide a venue for educating and training future scientists, producers and Extension experts and developing partnership opportunities with industry. 

Facility and Equipment Areas

Biomass Feedstock Production

Biomass Harvest, Storage and Pretreatment

Biomass Processing (Thermochemical and Biochemical Processing)

Algae Technologies

Biopolymer Processing