ASHLAND, VA/ABINGDON, UK – Green Biologics Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Green Biologics Ltd., a U.K. industrial biotechnology and renewable chemicals company, announced that its high-purity biobased n-butanol and acetone have received official certification under the USDA BioPreferred® program. The products are now certified as 100% biobased 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 biobased products. Created by the 2002 Farm Bill and expanded as part of the 2014 Farm Bill, BioPreferred is transforming the marketplace for biobased 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.
Green Biologics is in the early start-up of its first commercial production facility for BioPure renewable n-butanol and acetone in Little Falls, Minnesota, and aims to be in commercial production by late 2016.