Tag: Dupont

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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DOE announces funding for DuPont to optimize bioconversion technology

DOE announces funding for DuPont to optimize bioconversion technology

September 28, 2016 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy announced the initial selections for the second cohort of the Technologist in Residence (TIR) Program. Three national laboratories will receive nearly $1.2 million to advance collaborative research and development focused on improving the manufacturing processes of industry partners. The TIR Program is designed to streamline engagement and increase […]

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Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to DuPont in the Advanced Bioeconomy

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to DuPont in the Advanced Bioeconomy

August 30, 2016 |

This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconmy. In this slide deck, we looked at DuPont, and its M&A activity, direct investments, partnerships and alliances with companies both heralded and unknown.

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After the lightning strikes: The Bioeconomy’s effort to learn from fire

After the lightning strikes: The Bioeconomy’s effort to learn from fire

August 22, 2016 |

Lightning strikes often in the Advanced Bioeconomy. The Magic catalyst, the miracle microbe, the super strain, the wonder feedstock, the peerless process. But it’s after the lightning strikes that we begin what former BP Biofuels chief Phil New called “the hard yards of commercialization” and learn not only what is exciting, but what is needed. […]

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Lightning hits Nevada stover for a second time but the show goes on

Lightning hits Nevada stover for a second time but the show goes on

August 18, 2016 |

In Iowa, a second lightning strike has hit the stover storage piles at DuPont’s Nevada cellulosic ethanol plant, this time impacting about 10,000 tons of feedstock. The fire earlier this month destroyed at least 10,000 bales of stover as well. Despite the summer storms wreaking havoc on outside storage, the company says the damage is […]

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Lightning sets fire to 10,000 stover bales at DuPont’s Nevada plant

Lightning sets fire to 10,000 stover bales at DuPont’s Nevada plant

August 8, 2016 |

In Iowa, a lightning strike set fire to some of DuPont’s stover bale storage at its cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada on Friday night. An estimated 10,000 bales have been burned. The facility uses an estimated 700,000 bales of stover per year at full production. As of Monday, though the fire is out it is […]

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Making it work for the Grower: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to DuPont’s cellulosic feedstock

Making it work for the Grower: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to DuPont’s cellulosic feedstock

July 18, 2016 |

DuPont has developed a three-part strategy to deliver these new technologies to the growing biofuels market to help biofuels become more competitive with petroleum. 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 […]

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DuPont Industrial Biosciences boosts methane yields with New Enzyme Product for Biogas

DuPont Industrial Biosciences boosts methane yields with New Enzyme Product for Biogas

July 6, 2016 |

In Delaware, DuPont Industrial Biosciences announced the launch of OPTIMASH AD-100, an innovative new enzyme product that will help biomethane producers improve biogas yields and process robustness, which is expected to ultimately increase their revenue and profitability. OPTIMASH AD-100 represents DuPont Industrial Biosciences’ entry into the growing biogas sector, with an enzyme that has been […]

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