December 12, 2007
There are thousands of products besides transportation fuels that are made from petroleum. Petroleum products can be seen all around us. They are used to make plastics, cosmetics, synthetic rubbers, textiles, foams, lubricants, and many other things. And many of these products cause problems once released into the environment. Just think of all the motor oil that leaks from cars and enters the environment.
But there are products on the market and many more in development that are made from biological sources. These biobased products are better for the environment, less toxic for the user and help to reduce our need for oil.
The United Soybean Board has compiled a list of biobased products available to consumers.
The National Corn Growers Association also maintains a site listing corn based products.