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DowDuPont ethanol plant’s demise may be linked to RIN policy

DowDuPont ethanol plant’s demise may be linked to RIN policy

November 21, 2017 |

In Iowa, there is speculation that a key reason for the failure of DowDuPont’s Nevada cellulosic ethanol plant is that significantly cheaper to produce methane mined from landfills counts for the same RINs as cellulosic ethanol, significantly reducing the demand for the ethanol that would be produced at the 2G plant or the willingness of […]

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DowDuPont mothballs Nevada cellulosic ethanol plant as it looks for buyer

DowDuPont mothballs Nevada cellulosic ethanol plant as it looks for buyer

November 2, 2017 |

In Iowa, DowDuPont announced it is mothballing its cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada as it searches for a strategic buyer to take the business over. Until then, it will run on a skeleton staff of 90 people. The company says it wants to reposition its role in the cellulosic biofuels industry, focusing on supplying enzymes […]

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DowDuPont to exit cellulosic biofuels business

DowDuPont to exit cellulosic biofuels business

November 2, 2017 |

In Delaware, DowDuPont announced that it intends to sell its cellulosic biofuels business and its first commercial project, a 30 million gallon per year cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa. The Nevada project is still going through start-up. In an official statement, the company said: As part of DowDuPont’s intent to create a leading Specialty […]

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DuPont and ADM win 2017 Innovation in Bioplastics Award

DuPont and ADM win 2017 Innovation in Bioplastics Award

August 27, 2017 |

In Washington, D.C., the Bioplastics Division, a part of the Plastics Industry Association, announced DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Archer Daniels Midland as the winners of the 2017 Innovation in Bioplastics Award. The two companies developed a method to produce furan dicarboxylic methyl ester (FDME), a biobased monomer, from fructose derived from corn starch. This is […]

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DuPont Pioneer teams with Evogene on microbiome-based seed treatments in corn

DuPont Pioneer teams with Evogene on microbiome-based seed treatments in corn

August 7, 2017 |

In Iowa, DuPont Pioneer and Evogene Ltd announced that they have entered into a multiyear collaboration. The scope of the agreement includes the research and development of microbiome-based seed treatments in corn. The goal of the collaboration is to provide farmers with innovative bio-stimulant seed treatment products that protect and maximize corn yield by leveraging […]

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DuPont, Bock Partner for Biogas Enzymes Distribution

DuPont, Bock Partner for Biogas Enzymes Distribution

July 2, 2017 |

In the UK, DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) and silage storage specialists Bock UK Ltd (Bock) announced a strategic partnership where Bock will demonstrate DuPont’s biogas enzyme technology at commercial scale in the U.K. market. The enzyme technology, OPTIMASH® AD-100, has been shown to help biogas producers in the agricultural sector improve yields and process robustness, […]

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Transforming eco-product performance and accessibility: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to DuPont and biomaterials

Transforming eco-product performance and accessibility: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to DuPont and biomaterials

May 31, 2017 |

DuPont has developed a multi-part strategy to deliver new technologies to the growing biofuels and chemicals markets market. The strategy includes: (1) improving existing ethanol production through differentiated agriculture seed products and crop protection solutions as well as through improved bioprocessing aids and enzymes that allow animals to get the most out of valuable ethanol co-products; […]

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DuPont teams up with Apple and others asking Trump to stick with Paris climate agreement

DuPont teams up with Apple and others asking Trump to stick with Paris climate agreement

April 27, 2017 |

In Washington, with the future of its cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa in mind, DuPont is among major companies across the economy urging President Trump to keep the United States in the Paris Agreement on climate change. In a letter to the president organized by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, C2ES, 16 companies say […]

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European Commissions taps DuPont for Biogas Enzyme Production grant

European Commissions taps DuPont for Biogas Enzyme Production grant

January 29, 2017 |

In the Netherlands, the European Commission awarded a grant to DuPont Industrial Biosciences to demonstrate high-efficiency enzyme production to increase biogas yields as part of the DEMETER project, funded from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program. Enzyme technology has been proven to improve biogas yields […]

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DuPont working to find ways to better battle corn stover fires

DuPont working to find ways to better battle corn stover fires

January 18, 2017 |

In Iowa, DuPont is working with Nevada city authorities and Underwriters Laboratories to find ways to better put out corn stover fires to help reduce losses like DuPont suffered this summer when lightning strikes set their stover storage ablaze. Lab tests will soon be underway with a foam extinguishing agent to see how it works […]

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