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Here is a reference useful to any business interested in buying biobased products.
THe Biobased Product Life Cycle Cost Checklist and User Guide was developed for potential buyers to better understand and evaluate the life cycle costs of using biobased products compared to non-biobased products. Use of a product life cycle checklist can be a useful tool for identifying and analyzing key differences between biobased and non-biobased products.
The questions on the checklist are designed to identify aspects of a product that frequently have cost implications during the use and disposal phases. These costs can be considered along with the product initial cost to arrive at an estimated “life cycle” cost.
Please view the guide here:
Here is a reference useful to any business interested in selling biobased products to the Federal Government...
BioPreferred Announces Voluntary Biobased Product Certification and Labeling
As of Feb. 21, 2011, manufacturers and vendors of biobased products can apply for the USDA Certified Biobased Product label. Biobased products already identified within a BioPreferred product category must meet the minimum biobased content of the product category. Products that do not fall under a previously identified category must be at least 25 percent biobased unless the label applicant applies for and receives an alternative minimum biobased content allowance. Mature market products, those that had a significant market share as of 1972, are currently excluded from the program.
For more information on the program, please visit the USDA BioPreferred Product Certification website.
If you missed our earlier biobased procurement webinars...
It is easier than ever to locate green products made by Ohio companies. The Ohio Green Product Company Locator available here. This tool makes it easier and faster to locate a green product companies in Ohio.
You can locate, by product type or by county location, Ohio companies making green products. Company contact information is provided and a unique feature is a map that provides the location of each company, as well as, directions.
If you missed our webinars, you can still catch the presentations on video:
The Northwest Ohio Green Products Center is a collaborative effort among several partnering organizations to provide the resources, technical assistance and business expertise to regional entrepreneurs or established manufacturers who currently produce, or plan to produce, green or biobased products. As a leader in alternative energy and advancing new technology, coupled with a unique manufacturing base and strong agricultural presence, Northwest Ohio serves as a prime location for continued green product development.
Biobased products are composed, in whole or significant part, from renewable plant or animal materials rather than synthetic chemicals or hydrocarbons and petroleum-based ingredients. Biobased products range from adhesives and construction materials to paints and fuel additives.
There are a variety of reasons for producing and using green products. Biobased materials:
For additional information on the Northwest Ohio Green Products Center, please download our brochure.
The purpose of this website is to provide a clearinghouse for information and expertise related to researching, developing, producing, marketing and buying green or biobased products.
You will find links to federal, state and local resources that introduce you to the available biobased programs, business opportunities and initiatives, as well as the procedures required to market your green product. Timely biobased product news, both regional and national, will be highlighted with regional producer and vendor green products experience.
Finally, the Northwest Ohio Green Products Center partner organizations contact information is provided to allow you to tap into regional and national green product business experience and expertise. To learn more about our partner organizations, click the organization logos below:
Northwest Ohio Green Products Center
''Your conference was an excellent opportunity to learn about products and technology that we may have an interest in pursuing. Anything we can do to promote locally-owned businesses in Ohio is positive for all of us.''
The Andersons, Inc.
''Your program was very helpful for not only those who have a biobased product, but also those who are looking at future biobased opportunities.''
Spartan Chemical Co.
''Purchases by the military and civilian installations amount to nearly $400 billion a year. In 2006, USDA procured $4.8 million of that amount.''
U.S. Department of Agriculture