Federal Business Opportunities
The BioPreferred ProgramSM creates a preferred market for biobased products, provides large-scale demonstration of biobased products' performance in use, spurs development of new biobased products, and develops alternatives to fossil energy based products.
Manufacturers can help get more products designated. Items must go through the rule making process and consideration of USDA before becoming approved. The approval procedure is lengthy, but once a product is designated, new market opportunities arise. Companies currently manufacturing a biobased product or having the potential to do so can benefit from participation in this initiative.
The Northwest Ohio Green Products Center was created to assist local manufacturers locate business opportunities within this product category.
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