Democrat Senators Offer Farm Bill Energy Package

Cindy Zimmerman

Senator Al Franken (D-MN), together with Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) have introduced the Agricultural Energy Programs Reauthorization Act of 2017, to reauthorize Title IX programs and funding through 2023. “Each and every day, our nation’s farmers have our backs,” said Sen. Franken, a member of the Senate Energy Committee. “I believe we need to have theirs as …

biobased, Biodiesel, Biofuels, biomass, Ethanol, Farm Bill, Government

NCGA Urging Innovators To Consider Corn

Lizzy Schultz

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and innovation facilitator NineSigma recently announced the launch of The Consider Corn Challenge, a global competition to identify new and innovative uses for field corn as a renewable feedstock for making sustainable chemicals with significant market demand. Corn production in the United States has increased from 105.5 million metric tons in 1970 to 345.5 …

Ag Group, Audio, biobased, Contest, Corn, NCGA

Soy-Biobased Grassmaker Partners for Pets

Kelly Marshall

SYNLawn, a leader in soy-biobased artificial grass, has teamed up with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) International to offer turf to pet shelters, a discount to homeowners with a rescue pet, and sponsor a military pet rescue. “We are pleased that our collaboration with the SPCA International allows us to donate premium synthetic grass in …

biobased, Soybean

USDA Report Shows Biobased is a Growing Industry

Kelly Marshall

The USDA has released a report showing the biobased products industry contributed $393 billion and 4.2 million jobs to the American economy in 2014.  That’s a growth of 220,000 jobs and $24 billion over 2013. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has found the biobased economy to be one of the four pillars that support the rural economy of the U.S. “When …

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Biodegradable & Renewable Lubricants by BioBlend

Joanna Schroeder

One of the great aspects of the United Soybean Board’s Biobased Stakeholders Dialogue that took place at USDA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. is showcasing the up-and-coming biobased technologies. One of the exhibitors at the event was BioBlend and to learn more about their products, Cindy Zimmerman spoke with Bill Smith. The company makes biodegradable and renewable lubricants. The company, founded …

Audio, biobased, Soybean, USB, USDA

#Biobased Success Stories

Joanna Schroeder

The biobased industry is taking off in leap and bounds and many companies already have great success stories. One such company is Cargill Industrial Specialties’ FR3 transformer fluid produced from soybeans. It was a featured technology during the United Soybean Board’s Biobased Stakeholders Dialogue that took place at USDA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Cargill gave a joint presentation with NASA …

Audio, biobased, Environment, Soybean, USB

#Biobased for the @SeventhGen

Joanna Schroeder

During the recent 2016 United Soybean Board (USB) Biobased Stakeholders Dialogue that took place in Washington, D.C., Cindy Zimmerman spoke with Martin Wolf with Seventh Generation, founded in 1988. The company produces biobased household cleaning products that are renewable and sustainable. These products are also designed to protect the health of the individuals as well as the environment, said Wolf. …

Audio, biobased, Environment, Soybean, USB

Nature’s Broom at #Biobased16

Lizzy Schultz

Nature’s Broom was one of the participants in the 2016 United Soybean Board (USB) Biobased Stakeholders Dialogue, held last week at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) headquarters in Washington, D.C. The company manufactures a recycled biobased oil absorbent that is able to bioremediate into non-toxic compounds. Boyd Eifling, President of Nature’s Broom, was on hand during the event to …

Audio, biobased, Environment, Soybean, Sustainability, USB

BioSynthetics Perfecting Soy-based Petro Alternative

Joanna Schroeder

BioSynthetics Technologies was a featured company during the 2016 Biobased Stakeholders Dialogue that recently took place at USDA headquarters in Washington, D.C. The company is a USDA transfer partner and during the event spoke about their soy-based motor oil. To learn more, Cindy Zimmerman spoke with Greg Blake who is the company’s director of strategic development. Blake explained that USDA …

Audio, biobased, Soybean, USB, USDA

Purdue Students Engineer #Biobased Solutions

Lizzy Schultz

Purdue University has hosted the annual Student Soybean Product Innovation Competition for the past 22 years, and one of the top teams in this year’s competition attended the 2016 United Soybean Board (USB) Biobased Stakeholder’s Dialogue to give a presentation on their invention and receive invaluable feedback from the soy biobased industry. Purdue students Andrew Cameron and Harshit Kapoor teamed …

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