Bio-based products are growing industry, says USDA

The Agriculture Department released a report summarizing studies of the potential benefits of “the emerging bio-economy.” Bio-based chemicals could account for more than 10 percent of the chemical market in 2015, according to a study cited in the report. Another says bio-based materials eventually could produce two-thirds of all chemicals. The report also looks at the role… » Read More

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