Biobased Products

Biobased products are derived from plants and other renewable agricultural, marine, and forestry materials and provide an alternative to conventional petroleum derived products. Biobased products include diverse categories such as lubricants, detergents, inks, fertilizers, and bioplastics. Biobased products do not include food, feed, or fuel.

To date, USDA has identified minimum biobased content standards for 139 categories of biobased products. Many qualified and certified biobased products are listed in the BioPreferred Program Catalog.