Open House at the BioCentury Research Farm

Date: Friday , September 23, 2011

Time: 1 to 4 PM

Location: BioCentury Research Farm

Since its opening two years ago, the BCRF has become an internationally recognized facility for biofuels research. This event will give visitors the opportunity to see the work being conducted at the farm and the capabilities that may be important to potential partners.

“We want to showcase the research and development activities at the BioCentury Research Farm,” said Larry Johnson, director of the BCRF and Center for Crops Utilization Research. “Much has been accomplished in the two years since our dedication and we want to educate our faculty, students, industry partners, and stakeholders about what the BioCentury Research Farm is contributing to the bioeconomy and Iowa’s future.”

The open house will feature self-guided tours of all the facilities throughout the afternoon including the Biomass Processing Facility’s three processing areas, the new biomass hoop structures, and equipment used in field research. Visitors will be able to talk with researchers who are currently collaborating with the BCRF. Johnson will also give a presentation on ways faculty and industry can partner with the BCRF.

The BCRF is the first-in-the nation integrated research and demonstration facility dedicated to biomass production and processing. In 2010, the farm was named the Institutional Research Facility of the Year by Biofuels Digest. For more information about the BCRF, please visitwww.biocenturyresearchfarm.iastate.edu.