Tag: BioPreferred

The Revolution in Biobased Materials: The Digest’s 8-Slide Guide to the USDA BioPreferred Program

The Revolution in Biobased Materials: The Digest’s 8-Slide Guide to the USDA BioPreferred Program

February 21, 2016 |

Managed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the goal of the BioPreferred program is to increase the purchase and use of biobased products. The BioPreferred program was created by the 2002 Farm Bill and reauthorized and expanded as part of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill). The program’s purpose is to spur economic development, create new […]

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The US Bioeconomy: $369B and 4 million jobs strong, says USDA

The US Bioeconomy: $369B and 4 million jobs strong, says USDA

June 18, 2015 |

High-Impact report on the bioeconomy, changes to the BioPreferred program and to the Biorefinery Assistance Program; all in a day’s work for Vilsack & Co. In Washington, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the release of a new report that shows the U.S. biobased industry in 2013 contributed four million jobs and $369 billion to the US economy.  He also […]

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Expansion proposed for USDA BioPreferred program

Expansion proposed for USDA BioPreferred program

May 2, 2012 |

In Washington, US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced new proposed guidelines for the USDA BioPreferred program that could expand the ability of USDA to designate biobased products for Federal purchase. USDA is proposing to allow for the designation of intermediate ingredients such as fibers, resins, and chemicals so that the products made from them could […]

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USDA adds 1,500 bio-based products to BioPreferred progrm

USDA adds 1,500 bio-based products to BioPreferred progrm

April 13, 2012 |

In Washington, the USDA released its eighth round of new BioPreferred categories and their minimum biobased content. This regulatory action added more than 1,500 biobased products to the 8,900 biobased products already eligible for preferred Federal procurement. The new categories are Blast Media with 94% minimum biobased content, Floor Covererings (non-carpet) at 91%, Wood and […]

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Seventh Generation wins BioPreferred label for reformed laundry liquid

Seventh Generation wins BioPreferred label for reformed laundry liquid

November 22, 2011 |

In Vermont, Seventh Generation announced that the company’s new reformulation of its best-selling laundry liquids has received a USDA BioPreferred label. The innovation responsible for this distinction is a brand new surfactant derived entirely from plant-based materials that’s been developed by the company and its partners at Rhodia.  Company officials expect the new plant-based surfactant […]

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USDA adds 2500 products to BioPreferred program

USDA adds 2500 products to BioPreferred program

August 8, 2011 |

In Washington, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the designation of 14 additional biobased product categories which are eligible for federal procurement preference, adding 2,500 biobased products.  The new categories include animal repellent, bath products, bioremediation materials, compost activators and accelerators, concrete and asphalt cleaners, cuts, burns and abrasions ointments, dishwashing products, erosion control materials, floor […]

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USDA expands BioPreferred list to add BioBacksheet, Biopropylene Glycol

USDA expands BioPreferred list to add BioBacksheet, Biopropylene Glycol

July 1, 2011 |

In Washington, the USDA has expanded their BioPreferred list. Among the new entrants, California based Entropy Resins’ Super Sap 100/1000 System has been certified for sustainable performance composite resins. Also in California, BioSolar’s BioBacksheet for PV solar modules, was certified with the highest possible rating of 95 percent based on its extensive and innovative use […]

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USDA expands BioPreferred program with voluntary "bio-based content" labeling

USDA expands BioPreferred program with voluntary "bio-based content" labeling

[ 0 ] January 20, 2011 |

In Washington, the USDA announced a voluntary product certification and labeling program for qualifying biobased products will be published in the Federal Register tomorrow. This new label will clearly identify biobased products made from renewable resources, and will promote the increased sale and use of these products in the commercial market and for consumers. The […]

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