The top-ranked Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
moved into its new home over the summer of 2014.
The Biorenewables Complex includes Elings Hall, which will support technology ready classrooms, student services and space for faculty and graduate students. Sukup Hall will house many educational and research laboratories critical to enhancing the department’s global impact. These structures will be connected by an 8,000-square-foot atrium to the phase one Biorenewables Research Laboratory, which opened in fall 2010.
Elings Hall and Sukup Hall will bring together the faculty, programs and facilities necessary to educate students who will provide creative and innovative solutions for a global economy. The complex will facilitate education, research, extension, and international efforts. It will also serve to develop international partnerships, improve agriculture and animal production systems, enhance biorenewable fuel production and harvesting, and process biological components to produce energy. Phase two is a $74.5 million project made possible through a partnership of public and private support.