Ag Engineering/Agronomy, Central Iowa and BioCentury Research Farms
Since its dedication on September 22, 2009, the BioCentury Research Farm (BCRF) has promoted and supported advanced research in the areas of biomass production, harvest, transport, storage, preparation, processing, and analysis. In 2010, the BCRF’s first full year of operation, many improvements were made and projects conducted. Projects focused on single pass and other advanced harvesting methods, biomass densification, logistics and effects of yearlong biomass storage, biomass preparation techniques, suppling material for external entity research, and pilot-scale production of value-added products. Several fermentations were completed in 2010. Multiple production runs of bio-oil and biochar also were successfully completed in 2010.
Iowa State University
Suby, Andrew A. and Suby, Andrew A., "BioCentury Research Farm Update" (2011). Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports. 177.