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Green Biologics Receives USDA Certification for n-butanol and Acetone

Published on 2016-12-01. Author : SpecialChem

ASHLAND, Virginia and ABINGDON, OXFORDSHIRE U.K. -- Green Biologics, Inc. has announced that its high purity bio-based n-butanol and acetone have received official certification under the USDA BioPreferred® program. The products are now certified as 100 percent bio-based and are marketed under the Green Biologics brand.

BioPreferred Program - USDA-led Initiative


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Green Biologics Receives USDA Certification
Global Vice President of Marketing for Green Biologics, David Anderson said:
“Having our n-butanol and acetone named as USDA Certified Bio Based Products is yet another milestone that we can point to when demonstrating the value and differentiation of our products from conventional petrochemical-based commodities.”

The BioPreferred program is a USDA-led initiative designed to assist in the development and expansion of markets for bio-based products. Created by the 2002 Farm Bill and expanded as part of the 2014 Farm Bill, BioPreferred is transforming the marketplace for bio based goods through mandatory purchasing requirements for Federal agencies and contractors, as well as voluntary product certification and labeling.

Products using the USDA Certified Bio based Product label are guaranteed to contain a USDA-verified amount of renewable biological ingredients, enabling consumers to make informed and sustainably-minded purchasing decisions.

Major Role in Naturally-sourced Products


Anderson added:
“The USDA’s BioPreferred program plays a vital role in the global movement away from petro-based products and toward renewable, naturally sourced materials. We’re proud to have our products verified by such a distinguished organization. Today’s consumers are becoming more conscious of chemicals in their everyday lives, and achieving this certification gives them confidence that our products have met the highest standards of sustainability.”

Green Biologics, a member of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), is in the early start-up of its first commercial production facility for Green Biologics renewable n-butanol and acetone in Little Falls, Minnesota, and aims to be in commercial production by late 2016.

About Green Biologics


About Green Biologics Green Biologics Ltd (GBL) is a renewable chemicals company based in Abingdon, England with a wholly owned U.S. operating company, Green Biologics Inc., based in Gahanna, Ohio. GBL’s Clostridium fermentation platform converts a wide range of sustainable feedstocks into high performance green chemicals such as n-butanol, acetone, and through chemical synthesis, derivatives of butanol and acetone used by a growing global consumer and industrial products customer base. The platform combines advanced high productivity fermentation with superior-performing proprietary Clostridium microbial biocatalysts and synthetic chemistry to produce a pipeline of high value green chemicals with optimal performance in downstream formulations. Green Biologics is transforming the global specialty chemicals market, providing its customers with products and technology that are more sustainable and higher value than petroleum-based alternatives.

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Source: Green Biologics
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