Welcome to the Center for Crops Utilization Research

For over 30 years the Center for Crops Utilization Research has been committed to increasing the utilization of corn, soybeans and other crops and creating new agricultural enterprises by developing advanced technologies and high-value products.

Over 35,000 square feet of pilot-plant processing and support space is available to Iowa State University researchers and industry clients for converting crops into food and feed ingredients, fuels, industrial chemicals and biomaterials.

CCUR is a multidisciplinary research, development and technology transfer program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University.

Upcoming Events

April 3: Spring Affiliates Meeting and Student Research Poster Competition
1-3 p.m. — 1951 Food Sciences Building
Poster Abstracts due March 28

The 3rd annual CCUR–BCRF Student Poster Competition will be held inconjunction with the Spring Affiliates Meeting on April 3. All undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit an abstract related to food, feed, or biorenewables. Awards will be given at the end of the meeting to the top three undergraduate student posters and the top three graduate students posters. Abstracts are due March 28. www.ccur.iastate.edu/postercompetition

Funding Available for Students to Present Research at 2018 CUTC

The Iowa Corn Promotion Board has provided funding for up to 10 students to present their research at the 2018 Corn Utilization and Technology Conference (CUTC) June 4-6 in St. Louis. If you have a student interested in presenting a poster at CUTC, please contact Karla Long, CCUR program coordinator, at kylong@iastate.edu or 515-294-0160. Read More»