How Iowa Benefits
- The heart of BECON is made up of large-scale conversion systems that process agricultural-related biomass into fuels and chemicals. Additional equipment at the site also demonstrates how biomass fuels can be used to generate electricity, heat and valuable byproducts.
- BECON is open to researchers from all of Iowa’s universities, colleges and community colleges, private nonprofit organizations and their research partners from the private sector. An important objective of the facility is to provide a place where researchers can collaborate and exchange ideas and information.
- Businesses and the general public also come to the facility to learn about biomass technologies and how they can be put to use. Demonstrations, field days and training sessions are held periodically at the facility.