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

Introduction to Fermentation Workshop
July 11-12, 2018
1951 Food Sciences Building, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

The Introduction to Fermentation Workshop will cover the basics of fermentation, fermentation equipment and instrumentation, and downstream processing. Participants will take part in hands-on lab activities led by fermentation and downstream processing experts.

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Better Process Control School
November 12-15, 2018
1951 Food Sciences Building, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

The Better Process Control School certifies supervisors of thermal processing systems, acidification and container closure evaluation programs for low-acid and acidified foods in closed containers. All low-acid and acidified food processors must have a certified supervisor on hand at all times during processing. This school satisfies the training requirements for both FDA and USDA regulations.

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