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Biorenewables Research Laboratory


Biorenewables Complex


The Biorenewables Research Laboratory (BRL) is a $32 million research and teaching laboratory building that offers bench-scale biomass research facilities for fuels, chemicals, and energy. BRL facilities are available for: thermochemical conversion of biomass, biological and chemical catalysis, syngas fermentation, biomass and bio-oil analysis, and biochar characterization. The building also features the one-of-a-kind Archer Daniels Midland Company Biorenewables Education Labs. The BRL is part of the Biorenewables Complex at Iowa State University.

1140 Biorenewables Research Laboratory
Ames, Iowa 50011-3270

BioCentury Research Farm


[PHOTO] BCRF from a drone


The BioCentury Research Farm (BCRF) has unique facilities that combine biomass feedstock production, harvesting, storing, transporting and biorefinery processing into a complete system to develop the next generation of biofuels and biobased products.

1327 U Avenue
Boone, Iowa 50036