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 14,000 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.


Industrial Fermentation and Downstream Processing Workshop

May 14-16, 2019
Center for Crops Utilization Research and BioCentury Research Farm
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Registration is now open for the Industrial Fermentation and Downstream Processing Workshop, a three-day workshop that will cover the basics of bench- and pilot-scale fermentation and downstream processing. 

The workshop will provide participants with real-world industrial fermentation experiences ranging from fermentation scale up to downstream processing. Participants will take part in hands-on bench- and pilot-scale activities led by Iowa State's fermentation and downstream processing experts.

More information, including an agenda and registration details, is available at https://pages.e2ma.net/pages/1769659/7193.