Facilities

Biorenewables Research Laboratory

[PHOTO]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
www.engineering.iastate.edu/brl

BioCentury Research Farm

[PHOTO]BioCentury Research Farm

The BioCentury Research Farm (BCRF) offers opportunities for medium pilot-scale research in biomass feedstock production, harvest, transport, storage, preparation, biorefinery processing, and laboratory testing. BCRF facilities include: biomass production (1,000+ acres), dry biomass feedstock storage, biomass feedstock preparation, biomass chemical pretreatment, wet and dry fractionation, fast pyrolysis and thermal gasification (200kg/day), fermentation and distillation (75 to 1,000 liters), cold storage, business incubator, and office space.

1327 U Avenue
Boone, Iowa 50036
515-296-6300
www.biocenturyresearchfarm.iastate.edu

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