BioPreferred News

USDA Releases Economic Impact Analysis of the U.S. Biobased Products Industry

Posted: Thu Aug 19 15:08:29 CDT 2021 -
Continued growth in biobased product sector benefits every state and the environment. Report finds industry responsible for 4.6 million American jobs.

On the 10th anniversary of USDA's Certified Biobased Product Label, the USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Justin Maxson unveiled an Economic Impact Analysis of the U.S. Biobased Products Industry. The report demonstrates that the biobased industry is a substantial generator of economic activity and jobs, and that it has a significant positive impact on the environment. [ More ]

U.S. Soy Shoes Donated to Frontline Workers

Posted: Thu Jun 18 11:40:58 CDT 2020 -
Okabashi, an American company, counts on U.S. soy for all its sandals. U.S.-grown soybean oil meets Okabashi's high standards for performance, strength and softness, and also qualified them to be recognized as a USDA Certified Biobased Product. [ More ]

Only USDA Certified Biobased Asphalt Rejuvenators are Grade A!

Posted: Thu Nov 14 00:00:00 CST 2019 -
Lead In: In Spring 2019, the National Center for Asphalt Technology tested the effectiveness of seven asphalt rejuvenating products at preserving pavement with age-related distresses. The only two products to earn Grade A status are both USDA Certified Biobased Products. Congratulations to Bio Based Spray Systems BioRestor® and BioSpan Technologies RePlay™ on the recognition of their USDA certified biobased, Grade A asphalt rejuvenating products. [ More ]

American Cleaning & Hygiene

Posted: Tue Oct 15 09:59:23 CDT 2019 -
In the latest issue of American Cleaning & Hygiene, Program Analyst Kate Lewis explores a path to increasing biobased product adoption. Within the cleaning and hygiene industry, she notes, there have been significant technological advances and innovation when it comes to biobased products - all strongly linked to consumer demand. [ More ]

It's #BioplasticsWeek!

Posted: Thu Sep 19 15:01:40 CDT 2019 -
The BioPreferred® Program is participating in #BioplasticsWeek (Sept 23-27) - an online awareness campaign sponsored by the PLASTICS Industry Association, to highlight the benefits of and innovations in bioplastics. [ More ]

Now Available: 2018 Report - Economic Impact of U.S. Biobased Products Industry

Posted: Fri Jul 19 10:22:45 CDT 2019 -
On July 9, 2019, USDA's BioPreferred Program released An Economic Impact Analysis of the U.S. Biobased Products Industry: 2018 Update. This report demonstrates how the biobased products industry has grown at the national level over a two-year period. Top findings show that biobased products, a segment of the bioeconomy, contributed $459 billion to the U.S. economy in 2016, a 17% increase from 2014. In addition, strong bioproducts sector growth led to a total of 4.65 million jobs in 2016, an increase of more than 10% in two years. This includes the 1.68 million people directly employed within the industry, plus 2.98 million employed in jobs supported by the industry. Select the link to download the full report. [ More ]

Captured Carbon vs. Biobased

Posted: Thu Jul 11 10:59:03 CDT 2019 -
Over recent years, there have been numerous discussions throughout the biobased community concerning products produced by captured carbon vs biobased. The BioPreferred Program will be assisting in the comparison discussion on testing, certification, and standards associated with biobased products "beginning of life" to recycled or captured carbon "end of life". In the article provided, by BioPlastics Magazine, one will find a comprehensive discussion of the comparisons, with a possible path for the future in new standards development. [ More ]

USDA Forest Service Employees and USDA Contractor, Human Potential Consultants, Drive BioPreferred Results

Posted: Sat Sep 01 00:00:00 CDT 2018 -
Two Forest Service Employees and USDA contractor, Human Potential Consultants, received the FY 2017 USDA Excellence in BioPreferred Procurement Awards. [ More ]