Advocating for Commercialization of Biobased Products: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to BRAG
by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Renewable chemicals are emerging at a fast pace, paving the way for new, innovative, and sustainable biobased products. A coalition of companies and trade associations committed to enhancing the legal and regulatory positioning of biobased products formed the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group in 2013 to address issues specific to biobased chemical products and, in particular, the unique and somewhat complicated opportunities and challenges imposed on newer biobased chemicals under the federal Toxic Substances Control Act implemented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
By bringing together biobased and renewable products innovators, TSCA legal experts, scientists, government affairs professionals, and science policy specialists, BRAG collectively provides an informed advocacy voice for policy change for biobased chemicals where opportunities exist to address challenges unique for this industry sector.
Lauren Graham gave this illuminating overview of BRAG and advocacy for biobased products at ABLC 2018 in Washington DC. READ MORE