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Biobased Products Contribute $369bn to US Economy

Biobased Products Contribute $369bn to US Economy

Biobased products contribute $369 billion to the US economy, according to a report released by the US Department of Agriculture. The independent report, An Economic Impact Analysis of the U.S. Bioproducts Industry, says the industry is responsible for 4 million American jobs. Each job in the biobased products industry is responsible for generating 1.64 jobs … Read more »

USDA Report Reveals Bioeconomy Opportunities

The US Department of Agriculture released a report Tuesday that synthesizes existing bioeconomy literature and explores how government policies and industry business-to-business sustainability programs are driving the biobased economy. The report is a prelude to a more comprehensive upcoming economic study to be released by the USDA’s BioPreferred program on the economic … Read more »

BioPreferred Label

BioPreferred Label Open to Wood Products

The US Department of Agriculture’s BioPreferred program, which designates biobased product categories for preferred federal procurement, has opened to wood product as of yesterday. This means wood products manufacturers can now apply for a BioPreferred label by demonstrating that they utilize any of a number of recognized “innovative approaches” during … Read more »


Biobased Fabric Provides Multi-Metal Protection

Cortec’s biobased sustainable packaging option for corrosion inhibition has been awarded USDA BioPreferred designation. BioPad is a flexible corrosion-inhibiting device constructed from 100 percent biobased non-woven material, containing 66 percent biobased content. It is designed with Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitors (VpCI) impregnated throughout the substrate. The product provides up to … Read more »

USDA BioPreferred Label

USDA Designates New BioPreferred Categories

The US Department of Agriculture has designated eight new biobased product categories for preferred federal procurement. These include: aircraft and boat cleaners; automotive care products, engine crankcase oil; gasoline fuel additives; metal cleaners and corrosion removers; microbial cleaning products; paint removers; and water turbine bearing oils. The new categories will … Read more »

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