Green Biologics receives USDA Certification

Renewable Specialty Chemicals Company receives Certification Under USDA BioPreferred® Program

Ashland, Virginia and Abingdon,  Oxfordshire  U.K. (November  29,  2016) – Green  Biologics,  Inc,  the  U.S. subsidiary of Green Biologics Ltd., a U.K. industrial biotechnology and renewable chemicals company, announced today 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 BioPure™ brand.

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

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 Biobased Product label are guaranteed to contain a USDA-verified amount of renewable  biological  ingredients,  enabling  consumers  to  make  informed  and  sustainably-minded  purchasing decisions.

“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,” adds Anderson. “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 BioPureTM renewable n-butanol and acetone in Little Falls, Minnesota,and aims to be in commercial production by late 2016.


Green Biologics Inc., press release, 016-11-29.


American Chemistry Council Inc. (ACC)
Green Biologics