Two of our topics for this issue are bio-based and sustainable ingredients. Paint and Coatings Industry (PCI) spoke with Lee Walko, Technical Consultant with the United Soybean Board (USB). As a U.S. soybean farmer-funded organization, USB invests in research, promotion, marketing and commercialization programs to help expand and develop markets for U.S. soybeans. Through his role with USB, Walko is at the forefront of soybean oil technology development in paints and coatings. In this interview, he shares some of the up-and-coming research and trends happening with the soy-based technology used in paints and coatings.