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Biobased Products, designated by the Secretary
of Agriculture, are commercial or industrial products
that are composed in whole, or in significant
part, of biological products or renewable domestic
agricultural materials or forestry materials.
Biobased products can include:
2. Construction materials and composites
3. Fibers, paper, and packaging
4. Fuel additives
5. Landscaping materials, compost, and fertilizer
6. Lubricants and functional fluids
8. Paints and coatings
9. Solvents and cleaners
11. Plant and vegetable inks
A detailed description of each category can be
found at: http://www.biobased.oce.usda.gov
Why Purchase Them?
1. It’s federally mandated. The Farm Security
and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (Farm
Bill) requires Federal agencies to establish
procurement preference programs for
biobased products and to purchase these
products if they are reasonably available,
meet performance standards, and are
2. The Federal Government spends more than
$400 billion on goods and services each
year. This “green” purchasing program could
enhance the Nation’s energy security by
substituting biobased products for fossil
3. Many biobased products are environmentally
friendly and can result in safer and
4. Federal purchase of biobased products will:
a. Increase demand for domestic crops
for feedstock to manufacture biobased
b. Increase economic development in
Rural America by creating new markets
for agricultural products.
Who Is Required To Purchase
Designated Biobased Products?
All Federal agencies are required to purchase
designated biobased products, as defined in the
regulations to implement the statute for all items
costing over $10,000 or when the quantities of
functionally equivalent items purchased over the
preceding fiscal year equaled $10,000 or more.
However, any procurement, by any Federal
agency, which is subject to Section 6962 of
title 42 (Solid Waste Disposal Act), shall not be
subject to the regulations issued under Section
9002 of the Farm Bill, to the extent the requirements
of the latter are inconsistent with those of
Federal agencies may decide not to procure
designated biobased products only if the items:
a. are not reasonably available,
b. fail to meet necessary performance
c. are not available at a reasonable price.
Why we use biodegradable products;
Why we use biodegradable products. Biodegradable products are products made with some components of biological or renewable materials the “Bio“ in “bioproducts“ relates to inputs derived from biological sources, including agriculture ( e.g. crops and crop residues dried distillers grains ) and/or food processing ( by products, residues and off – specification materials ). Forestry is another potential source of biological materials.
Why biodegradable products :
The emerging bioeconomy offers the potential to contribute significantly to the overall economy. The manufacture of bio based products provides the opportunity to benefit all participants in the value chain, in particular, primary producers may realize increased economy gains from bio-based materials derived from products that they generate, many of which have been considered “Waste“ materials in the past.
Environmental benefits :
- Reduced greenhouse gas emissions in the manufacture of some bioproducts, compared to petroleum-based equivalent.
- Increased safety for the environment, reduced toxicity and more biodegradability.
- Sustainable production of renewable feedstock’s.
Socioeconomic benefits :
- A diversified and stable bioeconomy sector that strengthens overall economy.
- Farm diversification resulting from additional uses of agricultural feedstock’s.
- Development of new industries and products.
- Increased economic opportunities for rural communities.
- Reduced dependence of non-renewable fossil fuels.
Health benefits :
- Potential production of inexpensive medical drugs and vaccines.
- Development of new drugs not available from traditional sources.