Company Tools

WELCOME TO THE BIOPREFERRED PROGRAM'S COMPANY TOOLS

The BioPreferred program's "Company Tools" allows companies to participate in the BioPreferred program. Using "Company Tools" a business may:

  • register their company;
  • add qualified biobased products to the BioPreferred Catalog;
  • submit an application to display the USDA Certified Biobased Product label on a biobased product;
  • download the USDA Certified Biobased Product label for certified products; and,
  • manage company user access

Note: To access the Company Tools, you must first obtain a Level 1 USDA eAuthentication User ID and password. If you do not yet have a Level 1 eAuthentication User ID and password, access Create eAuthentication Account and under "USDA Customers," click on "Request Level 1 Access." When access is granted, use the provided User ID and password to login to the BioPreferred Company Tools .

Tutorial for the Company Tools

Biobased
Containing renewable plant, marine, and forestry-based resources not derived from petroleum.
Biobased Content
A ratio of a product's new organic carbon to total organic carbon, as measured by a standard test method (ASTM D6866). Biobased content is expressed as a percentage. New organic carbon is derived from plants and other renewable agricultural materials. Total organic carbon consists of new organic carbon and old organic carbon (which originates from petroleum). The presence of new organic carbon is an important attribute in a product's sustainability footprint.
Biobased Products
Biobased Products are derived from plants and other renewable agricultural, marine, and forestry materials. Biobased products generally provide an alternative to conventional petroleum derived products and include a diverse range of offerings such as lubricants, detergents, inks, fertilizers, and bioplastics.
Percent Biobased Content
The ratio of new organic carbon to total organic carbon in a product. New organic carbon is derived from plants and other renewable agricultural, marine, and forestry materials. Total organic carbon consists of new organic carbon and old organic carbon, which originates from petroleum.
Qualified Biobased Product
Meets the requirements for one or more product categories identified by USDA as part of the federal government procurement preference program.
Renewable
An inexhaustible resource, readily replaced. In the context of biobased products, renewable resources includes agricultural, forestry, and marine resources such as algae.
USDA Certified Biobased Product
Has achieved third-party verification of biobased content and has earned USDA certification and approval to display the label.
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