Creating a Sustainable World Through Improved Farming Practices


The world population is soaring and consumers are increasingly concerned about the environment, their health, food safety, and ongoing access to clean water.

Now, more than ever, our world needs effective, sustainable crop management solutions that are safe for people and protect our natural resources.

At Marrone Bio Innovations we understand these challenges and are dedicated to delivering high-performing, biological-based solutions that address these daunting global issues in proven and substantial ways.

Venerate® XC Bioinsecticide Achieves Excellent Climate Impact Score in Third-Party Analysis


November 17, 2021

In a recent climate impact product assessment conducted by Boundless Impact Research & Analytics, Marrone Bio’s Venerate® XC Bioinsecticide received a score of 8.6 out of 10. The analysis evaluated life-cycle inputs and impacts of Venerate XC Bioinsecticide per acre on the following:

  • Soil, Aquatic and Human Toxicity,
  • Ecosystem Impact,
  • Harmful Materials,
  • Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions, and
  • Carbon Return on Investment (CROI).

One of the key learnings from this product analysis was the amount of electricity and steam required to produce Venerate XC Bioinsecticide. The result was a decision to switch Marrone Bio’s manufacturing facility in Bangor, Michigan to all-renewable energy this fall, a move that reduced the amount of greenhouse gas emissions the product generates by 32%.

BIOSt® Nematicide Seed Treatment Achieves 'Outstanding' Climate Impact Score
Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Soybeans and Corn by 85%+


May 6, 2021

The BIOSt® Nematicide Climate Impact Profile shares the findings of a third-party study conducted by Boundless Impact Research & Analytics in which Marrone Bio Innovation’s seed treatment product was evaluated on the following:

  • Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions
  • Human and Environmental Safety
  • Product Performance

When BIOSt® Nematicide seed treatment was measured for climate impact against similar conventional and biological pesticides used in seed treatment, the seed treatment product scored, ‘Outstanding,’ or a 9.8 out of 10.

Key Findings:

  • BIOSt® Nematicide reduced GHG emissions by 85% in soybeans and 87% in corn compared with conventional pesticides.
  • For every million acres of soybean and corn seed treated with BIOSt® Nematicide seed treatment, more than one million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) are reduced.
  • If the seed treatment was used on the entire projected 87.6 million U.S. soybean plantings for 2021, the CO2 emission reduction would potentially equal more than 43,000 tons, comparable to removing nearly 10,000 passenger cars from the road.

Comparative GHG Impact Assessment of MBI Biopesticides vs. Conventional Chemical Pesticides


December 20, 2019

The Comparative GHG Impact Assessment of MBI Biopesticides vs. Conventional Chemical Pesticides study, conducted by the University of California, Davis School of Management, determined the greenhouse gas effects of commercial MBI agricultural products compared with conventional chemical pesticide products or other alternative competitive products.

Key Findings

The new study was conducted to determine the greenhouse gas effects of selected MBI biopesticides and plant health products compared with conventional chemical pesticide products or other alternative competitor products. Based on a comparative assessment of pesticidal products’ manufacturing processes, labeled rates and seasonal use practices, switching from conventional chemical pesticide products to current MBI biopesticides would, on average, likely result in net reductions of greenhouse gas emissions of 69% to 91% (or 39 to 46 Kilograms of CO2 equivalents per acre per year).

Methodology

To assess greenhouse gas effects, MBI conducted an inventory analysis on company-wide emissions by source, facility and activity, based on wastewater discharge, water consumption, irrigation water use, electricity use and fuel combustion.