News & Updates

Move Over Petroleum, Make Way for the Biobased Economy

Biobased products event promotes renewable, sustainable choices for America.  The 2014 Biobased Stakeholders' Dialogue was held June 17-18, 2014, on The George Washington University campus in Washington, DC.  Attendees heard from experts in USDA's BioPreferred program, federal procurement and sustainability professionals, millenials and a host of representatives in the biobased industry.

Videos of Innovative Uses of Soy in Biobased Products

Parlez Vous Soy Biobased?  Yes, Indeed at Maison Reciprocity

Appalachian State University (ASU) undergraduate Emily Porter prepares panels for Maison Reciprocity.  ASU's team was selected to participate in the 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe and used soy-based, formaldehyde-free plywood as part of the project.

Real World Applications and Sustainability Benefits of Biobased Products

The United Soybean Board and the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers jointly sponsored a webinar on April 21, 2014 on the real world applications and sustainability benefits of biobased products.  Review the presentations

DC Workers Breathe Better with Biobased

Headaches and nasal irritation are a common complaint among fleet maintenance staff at the District of Columbia’s Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) after using adhesive removers and other harsh chemicals.  That’s why they were pleased to learn about a soy-biobased alternative that not only got the job done well, but did it without the adverse side-effects.

Ford Interns Drive Sustainability

Many college students spend their summers working at restaurants, lifeguarding or babysitting to make a little extra money before heading back to school. For two members of the Collegiate Biobased Network who were interns at Ford Motor Company, their summer jobs helped drive sustainable automobiles to the next level.

Biobased Products Introduced at District of Columbia Department of Public Works

The United Soybean Board, working in concert with the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition, is introducing soy biobased products to the nation’s capital city.

Biobased Roofs - Both Green and White

The historic Varick Street Federal building in New York City’s Lower Manhattan has a new, sparkling white soy-based roof coating. The coating extends the roof’s service life by more than 50 percent and exceeds New York City’s CoolRoofs guidelines.

Biobased Stakeholders’ Workshop in New York City

USB Biobased Stakeholders' Workshop and GoGreen NYC
September 26-27, 2013, New York, NY

Converting Biobased Concepts into Commercial Successes webinar summary

Upcoming free webinars highlight purchase and use of biobased products