News and Updates
NEWS RELEASE: USDA Reserves Over $100 Million in Loan Guarantee Funding for Biosynthetic Technologies; Biosynthetic(TM) Technologies poised to break ground on commercial-scale renewable chemicals manufacturing plant. Read more here.
NEWS RELEASE: NEW BIOPREFERRED INFOGRAPHIC SHOWS AMERICA’S BIOECONOMY GROWS OPPORTUNITY. Check it out here.
NEWS RELEASE: New Genomatica-Cargill collaboration will bring more renewable chemicals to market. Genomatica and Cargill have entered into a collaboration agreement to accelerate the production of renewable chemicals for industrial applications…Read more here.
NEWS RELEASE: BPC Applauds New USDA Report…Read more here.
“Fake grass gains ground in California amid concerns about ongoing drought”…Read more here from the Washington Post. See excerpt from article below.
“Danna Freedman, owner of SYNLawn — a local wholesaler and affiliate of AstroTurf — says some of her most loyal clients are rich and famous. They include former California first lady Maria Shriver, comedian Steve Martin and actresses Julia Roberts and Laura Dern.
Freedman noted that SYNLawn artificial grass is made from soybean oil and recycled plastic bottles collected from national parks — an environmental bonus. Since the drought began, she said, her 12-year-old business has swelled by at least 50 percent a year, prompting her to hire nearly 20 additional employees.”
NEWS RELEASE: University of Sioux Falls partners with AstroTurf…Read more here
NEWS RELEASE: BPC Honors Senator Stabenow …Read more here
BPC Member Wins EPA Green Chemistry Award … Read more here
USDA Fact Sheet Highlights Economic Impacts of Biobased Products…Read more here
Sen. Stabenow Manufacturing Bill Would Boost Biobased…Read more here
Federal Contractors Required to Report Biobased Purchases…Read more here