“Biopreferred: Creating New Markets for Biobased Products”

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The seminar is part of OMAFRA-UofG KTT Bioeconomy Seminars

Title: “Biopreferred: Creating New Markets for Biobased Products”
Speaker: Ron Buckhalt Manager, BioPreferred® program,
USDA/Agricultural Research Service, Washington, DC

Ron Buckhalt spoke about the steps the U.S. government is taking to support the development of the bioeconomy. The BioPreferred program is a mandatory Federal procurement program put in place 10 years ago to help pull the market for biobased products by harnessing the purchasing power of the Federal government by mandating the purchase of products designated by USDA. The program now also has a USDA Certified Biobased Product label which is beginning to appear in retail outlets. Additionally, the Administration is expected to announce a new Federal research thrust to support the bioeconomy.

Further information on the USA Biopreferred program is found at:

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