Ecologel Solutions Earns USDA Certified Biobased Product Label

4/9/2013

Ecologel Solutions, LLC has earned the USDA Certified Biobased product label for its Hydretain ES Plus and Moisture Manager. The USDA Certified Biobased product label verifies that the amount of renewable biobased ingredients in a product meets or exceeds prescribed USDA standards. Biobased products are goods composed in whole or in significant part of agricultural, forestry or marine materials.

"The USDA Biobased label provides added comfort to our customers in knowing that the product they are using to help save the world's water supply is produced using renewable resource technology," stated Richard Irwin, president of Ecologel Solutions.

All biobased amount claims are verified by independent labs and monitored by the USDA. Consumers may feel secure in the accuracy of the biobased amount and be empowered in making better-informed purchasing decisions.

"We are pleased that Ecologel Solutions, LLC has earned the USDA Certified Biobased product label," said Ron Buckhalt, USDA BioPreferred program manager. "Biobased products provide opportunities to help add value to renewable commodities, create jobs in rural communities and generate investment income."

The USDA BioPreferred program was created by the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (2002 Farm Bill), and expanded by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Farm Bill). The purpose is to increase the purchase and use of biobased products. The United States Department of Agriculture manages the program. Products that meet the USDA BioPreferred program requirements carry a distinctive label for easier identification by the consumer. To learn more about the USDA Certified Biobased product label, please visit www.biopreferred.gov, and follow on Twitter at http://twitter.com/BioPreferred.

Ecologel Solutions, LLC is an Ocala, Fla.-based manufacturing company specializing in the production of environmentally responsible solutions for the sports turf, land care and agricultural markets. Ecologel's products include technologies aimed at drought mitigation, water conservation and water management, dust control, plant nutrition, pond and lake treatments, and surface coatings.