Plant Based Products Council Praises Federal Support for Bioeconomy Advancement

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, the federal Biomass Research and Development (BR&D) Board unveiled a multi-agency strategy to accelerate innovative technologies that harness the nation’s biomass resources for affordable biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower. The Bioeconomy Initiative: Implementation Framework was developed by the B&RD Board – an interagency collaborative which is co-chaired by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) – to guide such efforts.

In response to the release this report, Plant Based Products Council (PBPC) Spokesperson Mary Solecki commented:

“With the release of the BR&D Board’s Bioeconomy Initiative, the Federal government has demonstrated its commitment to advancing the bioeconomy. Increased investment in, and adoption of responsible consumer products and packaging through greater use of plant-based materials will play a key role in advancing the bioeconomy, and we look forward to reviewing the report in full.”

PBPC’s membership includes businesses large and small, from across the United States, that produce, distribute, or sell products/packaging from renewable biomass inputs, as well as those organizations that have made related public commitments to build a more sustainable future. In addition to its membership, the PBPC features an Advisory Board consisting of leading environmental organizations and NGOs.


The Plant Based Products Council is a group of like-minded organizations working to guide the global economy toward more sustainable and responsible consumer products and packaging through greater use of plant-based materials.