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Register to Join the BioPreferred Program Webinar

ISO 17025-accredited biobased content testing lab Beta Analytic will co-host a webinar with the U.S. Department of Agriculture about the BioPreferred Program’s Federal Procurement and Voluntary Labeling schemes and how carbon-14 analysis is used to measure a product’s biobased carbon content.
Live Webinar: March 22, 2022  * Available on Demand *
Speakers: Serafima Kurepa (Beta Analytic), Andrew Jermolowicz (Director, USDA Rural Development – Business Development Division) and Vernell Thompson (Procurement Analyst, USDA Rural Development – Public-Private Partnerships Branch)

BioPreferred Program Webinar Focus:

  • History of the BioPreferred Program
  • Impact of the Federal Procurement and Voluntary Labeling programs
  • What does biobased mean & how is it measured?

Disclaimer: This video is hosted in a third-party site and may contain advertising.

“The BioPreferred Program has provided biobased companies invaluable support to market their products to the US government, other companies, and the public since 2011. We are glad to co-host this webinar with the USDA. We aim to provide interested applicants more information about the types of materials accepted under the program. As the representative of Beta Analytic, I will discuss carbon-14 analysis as a tool for biobased content measurement and the submission process for our lab. Any questions about biobased content testing during the Q&A and after the live stream are welcome,” says Beta Analytic Account Manager Serafima Kurepa.

​​If you want to send your questions in advance, please email Ms. Kurepa at info@betalabservices.com.

As of June 2018, there are three groups of biobased products in the BioPreferred Program:

  1. Certified-only – they do not fit into one of the categories qualified for mandatory federal purchasing but have gone through the BioPreferred Program’s certification process.
  2. Qualified-only – they fall under one of the product categories but have not gone through the program’s certification process.
  3. Qualified/Certified – they belong in one of the product categories AND have gone through the program’s certification process.

You may also be interested in:

USDA BioPreferred Voluntary Labeling Process
Choosing a Qualified Lab for Biobased Content Testing
[VIDEO] Beta Analytic’s Guide to Getting the USDA BioPreferred Label


​​Beta Analytic is committed to provide high-quality, reliable testing to fulfill the requirements of the USDA’s BioPreferred Program. The company is not affiliated with the USDA or the BioPreferred Program.


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This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 9th, 2022 and is filed under Beta Analytic Updates, Beta Analytic Webinars, Biobased Products, USDA Biopreferred Program .