Learn the latest on biobased products and activities in the federal, state and local sectors.


The United Soybean Board (USB) is committed to increasing the supply of biobased products that benefit our nation’s economy, including creating green jobs; improving the environment and reducing dependence on foreign oil.

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Federal Activities

Federal agencies are among the leaders in the use of biobased products. Learn about the laws and regulations requiring federal purchasing, USDA’s BioPreferred Program, Executive Orders, and specific agencies using a variety of soy-biobased products.

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State and Local Activities

Many states are using biobased products and encouraging their increased usage by establishing various levels of preference for purchasing biobased products. Cities and counties across the country are also using a variety of biobased products.

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Tools and Other Information

Find resource information to help you better understand and evaluate the life cycle costs of using biobased products, assist you in meeting federal purchasing requirements for biobased products, and help you identify opportunities for earning credits toward the U.S. Green Building Council LEED certification using biobased products.

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For Students

Are you interested in green chemistry? Reducing our environmental footprint? Do you want to learn more about the benefits of biobased products for the environment, energy security and the economy?  Then join the Collegiate Biobased Network, a no-cost professional development organization.

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For Architects

As architects search for building materials that minimize negative environmental and health impacts, products containing soy‑biobased materials provide some optimal solutions. Learn more here about continuing education opportunities and other resources for architects.

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