The Iowa State University BioCentury Research Farm is the first-in-the-nation integrated research and demonstration facility dedicated to biomass production and processing. From research and development to product and system production, the entire supply chain is represented at the BioCentury Research Farm. Collaborations for developing sustainable technologies provide solutions that pave the way to meet national energy, economic and environmental directives. The BioCentury Research Farm is a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences facility.
The Natural Resources Research Institute is the front door to the University of Minnesota system for biomass research, outreach, and education. NRRI has unique, specialized equipment and expertise to characterize biomass for a variety of novel applications. A new focus is in evaluating biochar creation and application with an integrated approach because of NRRI’s diverse resources available (water, minerals, biomaterials). We are the one-stop shop for application-based research and commercialization. NRRI has extensive knowledge and ability to agglomerate fine biochars to create more usable and higher value biomass products for industry and the ability to produce biochars in grams to tons to de-risk scale-up efforts.
Education & Research in biotechnology for the identification of genes and development of bioprocesses
The Center focuses on post-harvest processing to produce renewable chemicals, polymers and fuels. We work closely with entrepreneurs and private industry from the initial stages of research to final production. Our goal is to develop bio-based products and processing techniques that enhance the agricultural economy. We research, design, and engineer your ideas into new products.