Increasing Food Productivity. To accommodate the rising demand for food and dietary protein by the world's population between now and 2025, global food production will need to double on virtually the same amount of land currently in production, Kullman said.
DuPont, one of the largest producers of soybean and corn seed in the world, is using biotechnology to develop insect-resistant varieties and hybrids to improve productivity, quality and yield and to accelerate breeding and rate of genetic gain. "We expect at least $2 billion in incremental sales to be generated over the next five years, with more to come after that," Kullman said.
Decreasing Dependence on Fossil Fuels. As economies modernize in emerging markets, Kullman said DuPont is anticipating increased demand for renewable energy sources by developing products and technologies for photovoltaics -- with sales expected over $1 billion by 2012 -- and advanced biofuels, like biobutanol and cellulosic ethanol. DuPont is also focused on developing more energy-efficient products, including a new generation of DuPont(TM) Tyvek(R) materials with improved performance in weatherization and energy efficiency.
Protecting Lives. "The company's safety expertise and highly differentiated product offerings position it well to service the basic need for people to feel safe and secure at work and at home," Kullman said. "We're working on next-generation DuPont(TM) Kevlar(R) and Nomex(R) products for military, life
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