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DuPont Wins Bioeconomy Leadership Award
Date:5/2/2013

uct. Bio-PDO™ is used in cosmetics, apparel and industrial applications such as deicing fluid. Bio-PDO™ also was noted for its advancement of high-performance fibers such as DuPont™ Sorona®, which is stain resistant and highly durable. In addition, DuPont’s continued advancements in biobased isoprene development based on microbial fermentation of renewable sugars also drew attention from SBFC.

In the field of renewable biofuels, the SBFC recognized DuPont for its rapid development of cellulosic ethanol and biobutanol technologies. DuPont has been operating a demonstration cellulosic ethanol facility in Vonore, Tenn., since 2009; and last November, DuPont broke ground on its commercial scale 30 million gallons per year cellulosic ethanol facility in Nevada, Iowa. The facility will be among the first and largest cellulosic biorefineries in the world upon completion in 2014. As well, DuPont was recognized for engineering a yeast strain that produces isobutanol from sugars, eliminating energy intensive purification steps; and for establishing a new protocol to provide a sustainable source of biomass. This work is driving innovation across the supply chain, including new harvesting equipment and residue management practices that yield benefits for farmers.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.
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