Wednesday November 1, 2017 0 comments
GREENWOOD VILLAGE -- Cool Planet announced it has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture Certified Biobased Product label.
The label allows the company to display a unique USDA label on its Cool Terra Organic product that highlights its content as 100% biobased.
The USDA certification provides further evidence for the sustainability of Cool Terra Organic as a soil amendment, the company said.
Cool Planet said its Cool Terra featuring Engineered Biocarbon technology is a consistent, durable, and stabilized form of carbon produced from biochar which can increase plant yield by improving soil structure, increasing water and nutrient availability, and creating a unique habitat for soil microbes.
Cool Terra Organic is available for sale in all 50 states, is OMRI listed for organic use, and is registered as an organic input material by both the California Department of Food & Agriculture and the Washington State Department of Agriculture.
"We admire the USDA for their efforts to promote sustainable agricultural practices and products," said Jim Loar, Cool Planet's CEO.
"Our customers know that Cool Terra can help improve soil health, and this label will give them confidence that our product is made with renewable resources and can play a role in helping reduce greenhouse gases."
Available through an extensive distribution network, Cool Terra Organic is used to support soil vitality and add value in specialty and commodity crop farming, turf and lawn care, tree transplanting, nursery and ornamental operations, green roofing, and LEED / SITES certification projects.
"We are proud to offer a 100% USDA certified Biobased product, and believe it is another step forward in helping growers achieve sustainability and profitability," said Loar.
Third-party verification for a product's biobased content is administered through the USDA BioPreferred Program, an initiative created by the 2002 Farm Bill (and most recently expanded by the 2014 Farm Bill).
One of the goals of the BioPreferred Program is to increase the development, purchase and use of biobased products. Biobased products, through petroleum displacement, have played an increasingly important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions that exacerbate global climate change, Cool Planet said.
"We applaud Cool Planet Energy Systems, Inc. for earning the USDA Certified Biobased Product label," said Kate Lewis, USDA BioPreferred Program.
"Products from Cool Planet Energy Systems, Inc. are contributing to an ever-expanding marketplace that adds value to renewable agriculture commodities, creates jobs in rural communities, and decreases our reliance on petroleum."