Tag: Dupont

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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It depends: Heard on the Floor at ABLC Feedstocks

It depends: Heard on the Floor at ABLC Feedstocks

June 7, 2016 |

At this time in the story of the advanced bioeconomy, the questions from investors can be singularly testing and focused, and the answers can too often become some version of “it depends”. Sometimes I wonder about the look of investors when they get that answer, and then I wonder if that’s how Depend, the adult […]

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Building a Bioethanol Coalition in the Fight Against Climate Change

Building a Bioethanol Coalition in the Fight Against Climate Change

March 14, 2016 |

By Jan Koninckx, Global business director for advanced biofuels, DuPont. Special to The Digest February 2016 was the warmest February on record—perhaps of all time. Not by tenths of degrees, as records are often broken by, but by a staggering 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit higher than average. The body of evidence for global warming continues to […]

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DuPont seeks to intervene in ethanol industry suit against EPA for RFS cuts

DuPont seeks to intervene in ethanol industry suit against EPA for RFS cuts

February 9, 2016 |

In Washington, DuPont has filed a motion to intervene in the case brought against the Environmental Protection Agency by American Coalition for Ethanol, Americans for Clean Energy, Biotechnology Innovation Organization, Growth Energy, National Corn Growers Association, National Sorghum Producers and the Renewable Fuels Association in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals saying that the lower […]

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