DuPont Science Addressing Increased Demand for Food, Feed, Fuel, Materials
DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DuPont (NYSE: DD) Chairman and CEO Charles O. Holliday, Jr., Executive Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer Thomas M. Connelly, and Group Vice President -- DuPont Agriculture & Nutrition J. Erik Fyrwald today updated investors on DuPont businesses serving the agriculture and biofuels markets.
"Global population growth, rising income and demand for biofuels is driving increased demand for agricultural outputs," Holliday said at the DuPont Global Agriculture Investors' Day. "DuPont is uniquely positioned to meet that challenge due to our multi-discipline science, ability to leverage that science across different industries, and our broad market access and global reach."
Connelly added, "The synergies among agricultural biotechnology, biofuels and biomaterials are creating potential game-changing solutions to the global challenges we face today and significant growth opportunities for DuPont."
The company's core competencies to drive innovation across a number of biotechnology markets include cell biology/physiology, molecular biology (gene discovery, expression and optimization), genomics, proteomics, biochemistry and metabolic engineering.
Noting that DuPont is using biotechnology to deliver advanced plant genetics along with chemistry to improve productivity, quality and yield, Fyrwald reviewed the platform's top pipeline candidates.
"We are advancing a rich pipeline of new products to enhance yield and
nutrition," he said, referencing top-performing insect resistant corn,
Rynaxypyr(TM) low-dosage insecticide, fungal resistant corn, Optimum(TM)
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