Ashland, Virginia and Abingdon, Oxfordshire U.K. (November 29, 2016) – Green Biologics, Inc, the U.S. subsidiary of Green Biologics Ltd., a U.K. industrial biotechnology and renewable chemicals company, announced today that its high purity bio-based n-butanol and acetone have received official certification under the USDA BioPreferred® program. The products are now certified as 100 percent bio-based and are marketed under the BioPure™ brand.
“Having our n-butanol and acetone named as USDA Certified BioBased
Products is yet another milestone that we can point to when demonstrating
the value and differentiation of our products from conventional petrochemical-based commodities,” said David Anderson, Global Vice President of Marketing for Green Biologics.
The BioPreferred program is a USDA-led initiative designed to assist in the development and expansion of markets for bio-based products. Created by the 2002 Farm Bill and expanded as part of the 2014 Farm Bill, BioPreferred is transforming the marketplace for bio-based goods through mandatory purchasing requirements for Federal agencies and contractors, as well as voluntary product certification and labeling.
Products using the USDA Certified Biobased Product label are guaranteed to contain a USDA-verified amount of renewable biological ingredients, enabling consumers to make informed and sustainably-minded purchasing decisions.
“The USDA’s BioPreferred program plays a vital role in the global movement away from petro-based products and toward renewable, naturally sourced materials. We’re proud to have our products verified by such a distinguished organization,” adds Anderson. “Today’s consumers are becoming more conscious of chemicals in their everyday lives, and achieving this certification gives them confidence that our products have met the
highest standards of sustainability.”
Green Biologics, a member of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), is in the early start-up of its first commercial production facility for BioPureTM renewable n-butanol and acetone in Little Falls, Minnesota,and aims to be in commercial production by late 2016.