On September 12, 2022, President Biden released a new Executive Order on Advancing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation for a Sustainable, Safe, and Secure American Bioeconomy. This aims to accelerate America’s bioeconomy through a boost in sustainable biomass production and biobased products. The order focuses on the impacts of climate change with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The Executive Order includes a large emphasis on expanding market opportunities for biobased products. For example, by September 12, 2023, the Secretary of Agriculture intends to develop a plan supporting and encouraging domestic biomanufacturing to advance the U.S biomass supply chain.
Section 6 of the order discusses several initiatives on Biobased Products Procurement. This includes:
With the growing emphasis on biobased products, biobased product manufacturers will need to rely on a third-party testing laboratory to validate the content of biobased-derived material using carbon-14 testing. Verifying the use of biomass resources allows companies to clearly communicate to procuring agencies the biobased content of their products. Additionally, laboratory testing provides accurate data when applying for biobased certification programs, such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s BioPreferred® Program, facilitating product positioning in the biobased market.
ISO 17025-accredited lab Beta Analytic offers carbon-14 measurements with results available in 7 business days or less. Contact Beta for more information on biobased content testing.
For full details on the order: Executive Order on Advancing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation for a Sustainable, Safe, and Secure American Bioeconomy
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This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 28th, 2022 and is filed under Biobased Products .