How are you looking at the inclusion of biomaterials in the Materials Matter Standard?

Biomaterials are the feedstocks used to produce biosynthetics. The main feedstocks currently used for biosynthetics are high sugar or starch-containing agricultural crops such as corn, sugar beet, sugarcane, and–to a minor extent–also wheat and cassava, as well as oil crops such as castor. These crops are the main feedstocks currently used because they are commercially available in large quantities, provide consistent quality, are the most economical, and do not face the difficulties associated with the use of alternative feedstocks such as agricultural waste. We are exploring options for including Biomaterials in the Materials Matter Standard through recognition partnerships.