Soybeans offer an abundant and renewable supply of ingredients, making it possible for companies to reduce the petroleum content in commercial and industrial products. In 2012, the soy checkoff partnered with manufacturers to help commercialize 45 new soy-based products, giving farmers and others even more opportunities to buy products that contain U.S. soy.
Two million pounds. That’s how much Envirez soy-based, sheet-molding compound John Deere estimates it uses in its HarvestForm™ tractor and combine panels every year. Envirez was developed and commercialized by Ashland Specialty Chemical Company in
When you’re striving to maintain the defense of the free world, the last thing you need to worry about is tripping on a doormat. Fortunately that has not been a problem at the Pentagon, ever
According to students majoring in sustainability at George Washington University, there are a lot of biobased products out there, but they don’t always know where to find them. Recently Todd Vogelsinger, director of marketing at
It’s the No. 1 consumer of goods and services in the United States, with annual purchases of $400 billion. And, thanks to the BioPreferred program in the 2002 Farm Bill, federal government agencies have been
After Ohio soybean farmer Keith Roberts unloads his soybeans at the elevator, he often reflects on where they will be going next. “Ohio soybeans offer an abundant and renewable supply of ingredients for food and