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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.

Converting Biobased Concepts into Commercial Successes webinar summary

Upcoming free webinars highlight purchase and use of biobased products

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.

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.