Dalton, GA. (September 16, 2020) — SYNLawn, LLC announced today that it has earned the U.S.
Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label. The product, SYNAugustine 547 BioBased System, is now able to display a unique USDA label that highlights its percentage of biobased
The following SYNLawn, LLC products have earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label:
- SYNRenew with 47% biobased content.
- SYNAugustine 547 with 19% biobased content.
- SYNAugustine 547 Bio-Based System with 70% biobased content.
- Third-party verification for a product’s biobased content is administered through the USDA BioPreferred
- Program, an initiative created by the 2002 Farm Bill (and recently reauthorized by the 2018 Farm Bill). One
of the goals of the BioPreferred Program is to increase the development, purchase, and use of biobased
The USDA Certified Biobased Product label displays a product’s biobased content, which is the portion of a
product that comes from a renewable source, such as plant, animal, marine, or forestry feedstocks. Utilizing
renewable, biobased materials displaces the need for non-renewable petroleum-based chemicals.
Biobased products, through petroleum displacement, have played an increasingly important role in reducing
greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that exacerbate global climate change.
Biobased products are cost-comparative, readily available, and perform as well as or better than their
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“We applaud SYNLawn, LLC for earning the USDA Certified Biobased Product label,” said Kate Lewis,
USDA BioPreferred Program. “Products from SYNLawn, LLC are contributing to an ever-expanding
marketplace that adds value to renewable agriculture commodities, creates jobs in rural communities, and
decreases our reliance on petroleum.”
According to a report that USDA released in July 2019, biobased products contributed $459 billion to the
U.S. economy in 2016 (a 17% increase from 2014) and support, directly and indirectly, 4.6 million jobs. The
report’s research team estimates the reduction of fossil fuels and associated GHG emissions from biobased
products equivalent to approximately 12 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) prevented as of 2016.
The increased production of renewable chemicals and biobased products contributes to the development
and expansion of the U.S. bioeconomy – where society looks to agriculture for sustainable sources of fuel,
energy, chemicals, and products.
About the USDA BioPreferred Program and Certified Biobased Product label:
The BioPreferred Program is a USDA-led initiative that assists the development and expansion of markets
for biobased products. The BioPreferred Program is transforming the marketplace for biobased products
through two initiatives: mandatory purchasing requirements for Federal Agencies and Federal contractors
and voluntary product certification and labeling.
Biobased products span a diverse range of applications, such as lubricants, cleaning products, chemicals
and bioplastics. The USDA Certified Biobased Product label communicates a product’s biobased content.
Expressed as a percentage, biobased content is the ratio of non-fossil organic carbon (new organic carbon)
to total organic carbon in a product. New organic carbon is derived from recently-created materials. The
total organic carbon in a product consists of new organic carbon and old organic carbon that originates from
fossil carbon materials, such as petroleum, coal, or natural gas. More than 3,500 products have earned the
USDA Certified Biobased Product label.
To learn more about the USDA Certified Biobased Product label please visit www.biopreferred.gov, and follow on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BioPreferred.