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.


2017 Student Poster Competition

The Center for Crops Utilization and the BioCentury Research Farm hosted a poster competition for Iowa State University undergraduate and graduate students engaged in food, feed and biorenewables research activities. The competition was held on April 20 in the Food Sciences Building. A list of the winners can be found at www.ccur.iastate.edu/postercompetition.


Destination 2050

Projects from the Center for Crops Utilization Research and the BioCentury Research Farm are featured on Iowa State's Destination 2050 web site:

Transformational Discoveries at Iowa State Fuel a New Generation of Innovation

Iowa State Research Leads to Better Horticulture Pots

Destination 2050