BioPreferred Accomplishments for Fiscal Year 2018

In Fiscal Year 2018 (i.e. October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018), USDA BioPreferred Program results include:

  • 392 applications representing 578 individual products were awarded the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label
  • 664 "qualified" products were added to the catalog - these are products in categories designated for federal purchasing and that meet the minimum biobased content for that category
  • 173 companies began participating in the Program in FY 2018
  • 12 new categories of products were designated for mandatory federal purchasing. These 12 categories represent biobased intermediates used in creating finished products
  • Companies from 18 countries began participating in the BioPreferred Program
  • Companies with the greatest number of USDA Certified Biobased Products:
    • GOJO Industries
    • Domtar
    • Eco-Products, Inc.
    • Seventh Generation, Inc.
    • The Clorox Company
  • Top 5 U.S. States: Number of USDA Certified Biobased Products
    • California
    • Ohio
    • Illinois
    • North Carolina
    • Pennsylvania

The USDA BioPreferred Program thanks all participants, purchasers, and the entire BioPreferred Program team for a great FY 2018!