Whistler Performance Lubricants Earns USDA Certified Biobased Product Label

Aug 1, 2017 at 12:23
by WPL  
Whistler Performance Lubricants Earns USDA Certified Biobased Product Label

Whistler Performance Lubricants Inc. announced today that it has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label. The product, ChainBoost, is now able to display a unique USDA label that highlights its percentage of biobased content.

ChainBoost now positions itself with the following Whistler Performance Lubricants products that have also earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label:

• ForkBoost with 100% biobased content.
• ShockBoost 2.5wt with 100% biobased content.
• ShockBoost 5wt with 100% biobased content.
• ShockBoost 7wt with 100% biobased content.
• ShockBoost 10wt with 100% biobased content.
• ShockBoost 20wt with 100% biobased content.
• Bio-Solvent Degreaser with 96% biobased content.
• Absolute Bike Grease with 100% biobased content.
• ChainBoost with 98% biobased content.

Whistler Performance Lubricants Earns USDA Certified Biobased Product Label

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.

The USDA Certified Biobased Product label displays a product's biobased content, which is the portion of a product that comes from a renewable source, such as plant, animal, marine, or forestry feedstocks. Utilizing renewable, biobased materials displaces the need for non-renewable petroleum-based chemicals. Biobased products, through petroleum displacement, have played an increasingly important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions that exacerbate global climate change.

Biobased products are cost-comparative, readily available, and perform as well as or better than their conventional counterparts.

"We applaud Whistler Performance Lubricants Inc. for earning the USDA Certified Biobased Product label," said Kate Lewis, USDA BioPreferred Program. "Products from Whistler Performance Lubricants 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." – Quote from company spokesperson

According to a report that USDA released in 2015, biobased products contributed $369 billion to the U.S. economy in 2013 and support, directly and indirectly, four million jobs. The same report found that biobased products also displace approximately 300 million gallons of petroleum per year in the U.S., which is the equivalent of taking 200,000 cars off the road. The increased production of renewable chemicals and biobased products contributes to the development and expansion of the U.S. bioeconomy—where society looks to agriculture for sustainable sources of fuel, energy, chemicals, and materials.

About Whistler Performance Lubricants Inc:
WPL was born from the combination of two things: deep material science expertise and lifelong passion for cycling. The father and son team that founded WPL reside in Whistler, Canada, the heart of the mountain biking world.

Access to the variety, intensity, and quality of Whistler’s trail system, bike park, and community, are what gives WPL the competitive edge we need to develop world class products.

Whistler Performance Lubricants Earns USDA Certified Biobased Product Label


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  • 24 2
 i soak my bike in crude after every ride
  • 3 16
flag nicolai12 (Aug 1, 2017 at 15:44) (Below Threshold)
 Yeah Bro. Cool Story.
  • 4 0
 better be american crude
  • 3 0
 It pools on some of my trails.
  • 8 0
 How do all those people in that picture ride that one bike. That a lot of laps
  • 7 1
 If it's a good product I'd try it. Better than dropping petrol residue on the trails.
  • 5 3
 This is nonsense virtue signaling as a business plan. Honestly , I can honestly say there has never been a drop of oil leave my bike except when the shock blew a load in my garage once, which I wiped up with a rag. That ratty Subaru you drive to the trail head drops more toxic chemicals on the road every trip,which is washed into the storm drains the next rain than your bikes will generate in your lifetime. . I will stick with my Motorex Supergliss K, Fox and Maxima oils and Squirt lube thank you.
  • 3 1
 After a few rides you probably lube your chain. Where do you think that oil has gone when your chain is dry again?
And what do you do with oil suspension oil when you change it? Do you drink it or what?
  • 1 0
 @nehuen93: Well all of it including the gunk from my chain (after cleaning in the solvent tank) end up in my recycle container of oil from moto oil changes and vehicles as well as suspension fluids.
Do you really think I am riding around with a chain dripping in oil ? Who does that?
  • 4 0
 So it's basically vegetable oil? Hmm, got some extra virgin olive oil in my cupboard, maybe i'll give that a shot on my drive-train.
  • 1 0
 Maybe I'm off base but what is the benefit of this? My bike isn't dumping oil in the woods... The whole bike only has a few thimble fulls of oil in it.

If they can show me that this outperforms their non-bio competitors then I'm all ears but I'm not going to accept lower performance for "Bio based".
  • 2 0
 KY-Warming for any moving part on my bike. It's water based so my bike doesn't get a rash.
  • 3 0
 Been using their suspension oils and grease. It's great stuff.
  • 1 0
 Congratulations! As developer of ecolabeled Bio-Lubricants since 2010 we welcome Whistler Performance Lubricants. Cheers Smile
  • 4 2
 Is this still Pinkbike?
  • 9 0
  • 1 1
 @weezyb: GreenBike Wets My Whistle
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