USDA BioPreferredSM Program Product Lists
The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act (FSRIA) defines biobased products as commercial or industrial products that are composed, in whole or in significant part, of biological products or renewable (including plant, animal, and marine materials) or forestry materials. Items are generic groupings of products and are designated by rule making. Once designated, all qualifying products within a designated item are eligible for preferred procurement. Federal agencies have up to one year to implement procurement preference.
A qualifying biobased product is consistent with the definition in statute:
By statute, food and feed, motor vehicle fuels, and electricity are excluded from the program. Alternate fuels can apply.
Here are examples of BioPreferred Program items:
For a complete list of designated items, please visit the BioPreferred ProgramSM Catalog.
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