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Say Yes to Biobased! webinar summary

View the presentations from the Say Yes to Biobased! webinar

Goodbye Formaldehyde, Hello Soy!

Book lovers benefit from a soy adhesive eliminating the need for formaldehyde at the Barnes & Noble Café at 86th & Lexington in New York City.

Sustainable Carpet Inspired by National Treasure has Broad Reach

Jim Evanoff, former environmental-protection specialist at Yellowstone National Park, approached USB with a problem. An early pioneer in using biodiesel and biobased products at Yellowstone, Evanoff wanted to do something about the 43 tons of bottles left at the park each year that were being shipped overseas.

U.S. Soy’s Sustainability Performance

Penn State Elevators Go Up—Environmental Risks Go Down

The Pennsylvania State University built a winning team for sustainability. They combined the strengths of their staff for facilities, environmental management and research with U.S. soybean farmers and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Together, they birthed a biobased product that is a sustainability solution for buildings across the country.

USDA Designates New Biobased Product Categories

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced July 11 that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated eight new biobased product categories for preferred Federal procurement.

Renowned Ski Resort Catches Thrills with Biobased Products

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village, Wyoming, is one of the most pristine ski resorts in the world.  The staff there works hard to keep it that way through ambitious sustainability goals.

USDA Issues Final Rule Designating 8 Additional Items

On June 11, 2013, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a final rule (referred to as “Round 10”) to add 8 new items to the list of designated biobased items.

Country-City Sustainability Connections Grow through New York’s Use of Biodiesel & Biobased Products

New York’s greenhouse gas reduction strategy includes use of biodiesel and Bioheat® (biodiesel blended with heating oil). The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as well as New York Parks and Recreation use biodiesel in thousands of vehicles.

New and Improved Website More Tools to Help Switch to Biobased Products

USB has loaded its updated website with more resources than ever to help transition to biobased products uses.