Tag: Dupont

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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DuPont Industrial Biosciences, ADM find “breakthrough process” for a “long-sought molecule”

DuPont Industrial Biosciences, ADM find “breakthrough process” for a “long-sought molecule”

January 19, 2016 |

In Delaware, DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Archer Daniels Midland announced a new breakthrough process in producing FDME from fructose, with “the potential to expand the materials landscape in the 21st century with exciting and truly novel, high-performance renewable materials”, the companies said in a joint release. You’ll love it. You’ll need it. You’ll want it. […]

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New building block: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Dupont, ADM’s novel FDME pathway

New building block: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Dupont, ADM’s novel FDME pathway

January 19, 2016 |

This week, DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Archer Daniels Midland announced a new “breakthrough process” in producing FDME from fructose, with “the potential to expand the materials landscape in the 21st century with exciting and truly novel, high-performance renewable materials”, the companies said in a joint release. It’s FDME, or furan dicarboxylic methyl ester, with applications in packaging, […]

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DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol to wind down demo facility in Tennessee

DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol to wind down demo facility in Tennessee

December 24, 2015 |

In Tennessee, DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol LLC and The University of Tennessee Research Foundation is closing down its jointly developed demonstration biorefinery in Vonore. The project was awarded $70.5 million in support from the state in 2007 while the company says it has invested $85 million. The 250,000 gallon per year facility was designed to […]

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BP and Dupont to mothball UK biobutanol R&D facility by mid-2016

BP and Dupont to mothball UK biobutanol R&D facility by mid-2016

December 17, 2015 |

In the UK, by mid-2016 BP and Dupont will finish mothballing their joint Kingston Research Ltd facility in Saltend that hosts its biobutanol pilot plant following what the oil company terms as a successful completion of the research program. It says the mothballing of the facility does not impact its focus on biobutanol, its joint […]

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Dow-DuPont merger: the essential “news you can use”

Dow-DuPont merger: the essential “news you can use”

December 13, 2015 |

On December 11, 2015, DuPont and Dow announced that their boards of directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger of equals with a combined market capitalization of approximately $130 billion at announcement. Next steps The two companies will operate as independent entities until the transaction closes, […]

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The DowPont merger: From the known-knowns to the unknown-unknowns

The DowPont merger: From the known-knowns to the unknown-unknowns

December 9, 2015 |

Widely there are known as Dow and DuPont. But in a few hours, and for a few hours, they might be known as DowPont, until someone figures out a name for a gigantic $130B merger in the hopper between the two companies. The Known-Knowns 1. DuPont and Dow both are struggling to return to growth […]

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DuPont to give Dyadic $75 million Christmas present in thanks for C1 platform

DuPont to give Dyadic $75 million Christmas present in thanks for C1 platform

November 11, 2015 |

In Delaware, DuPont Industrial Biosciences has signed an agreement to purchase enzyme and technology assets from Dyadic International Inc., including Dyadic’s C1 platform, a fungal expression technology for producing enzymes. The transaction will further extend the world-leading biotechnology capabilities of DuPont’s Industrial Biosciences business. Under the terms of the agreement, DuPont will pay $75 million […]

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