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To Protect and Preserve

Stewards for a more sustainable world

At DuPont Indusrial Biosciences, we are inspired by nature to serve, support, and protect both people and the environment. Our biobased ingredients and process technologies are helping reduce global dependence on fossil fuels and safeguard our planet’s natural resources, by making our customer's industrial products and processes safer, cleaner, or more sustainable.

To Protect and Preserve

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Providing our customers with the essential innovations to thrive

Market differentiation, innovative solutions and high-performing products are important for our customers. Our goal is to collaborate to create better, safer, and cleaner products that drive brand value, customer satisfaction and loyalty. We provide our customers with high-performing, bio-based products—with no  compromise in performance or economics—which positively impact their business, as well as society at large.

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Global challenges drive our choices

Global challenges drive our choices

Applying our science to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, countries adopted the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. At DuPont Industrial Biosciences, we believe the choices we make today, big and small, will impact our world tomorrow. That's why our choice is to connect what we do to these goals—which aspire to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change.

Here are a few examples of how we're applying science to transform our world:

Improving Animal Nutrition and Health
Improving Animal Nutrition and Health

Food safety and access to affordable and healthy food are critical to daily life. Our enzymes for animal feed both enhance nutrient uptake and reduce environmental emissions, providing more safe affordable and more sustainable protein for the rapidly-growing world market.

Fuel ethanol to fuel your future
Fuel ethanol to fuel your future

On average, corn ethanol reduces transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions by 21% over gasoline. DuPont drives innovation in the bioethanol industry with advanced enzymatic and yeast solutions for ethanol producers, and continues to shape the biofuels story as a key component to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide homegrown energy solutions to the global communities.

Reducing food waste
Reducing food waste

Roughly 30% of our food is wasted annually, generating close to 1.3 billion tons of food waste. This amounts to roughly US $1 trillion globally. DuPont enzymes and bio-based materials for packaging can extend the shelf-life of foods, reducing food waste. This avoids both wasted resources and environmental emissions associated with food waste decomposition.

Safe Water Treatment
Safe Water Treatment

From enzymatic solutions for wastewater treatment plants to microbial control chemistries for industrial water treatment, we are collaborating with our customers to develop advanced, sustainable technologies that treat water systems effectively, without doing harm to human health or the environment.

Sorona® Eco-efficient Fiber
Sorona® Eco-efficient Fiber

37% of the polymer in Sorona® is made using annually renewable plant-based ingredients, turning a formerly chemical process into an eco-efficient biological one. Sorona® is one of the world's best examples of using biotechnology to create a new material, with superior performance and environmental profile, at a cost that enables broad adoption.

Six ways Enzymes Help Reduce Environmental Impact in Industry:

Reduce Energy Consumption
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preservation of natural resources
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Reduce Co2 Emissions
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Better utilization of raw materials
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In the News: Stories of Sustainability

DuPont collects bioplastics award
DuPont collects bioplastics award
Plastics in Packaging covers DuPont and ADM’s joint 2017 Innovation in Bioplastics Award for their process to produce FDME from corn.
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<img class="lazyloading responsive" style="opacity: 1;" alt="DuPont Wins 2018 American Coatings Award" width="460" height="258" src="typo3conf/ext/tc_sys/Resources/Private/Images/lazyloading-16-9.png" title="" data-src="typo3temp/GB/csm_ACA_4-9-18_JoeChung-9402-a_b45bf7dd31_8a8781477c.jpg" /> <div class="kind"> news | <span>10 April 2018</span> </div>
DuPont Wins 2018 American Coatings Award
DuPont Industrial Biosciences Team Wins 2018 American Coatings Award for Research on Engineered Polysaccharides
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DuPont FERMASURE® Granted Patent
DuPont Industrial Biosciences Granted U.S. Patent for Prevention of Bacterial Growth in Fermentation Processes
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DuPont Sorona Featured at Shenzen Fashion Week
The new DuPont™ Sorona® & ALEXSTORM collection premiered at the Shenzhen Fashion Week. The show – attended by over 1,000 people and broadcast live to even more – highlighted the Sorona® & ALEXSTORM fashion collection, in collaboration with the renowned Chinese fashion designer Alexstorm Liu. Shenzhen Baliso Group,...
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2018: A Year of Action for the Global Fashion Industry
After many years on the periphery, "sustainability" has become a more common term across the expanse of the global fashion industry. We do not have to look far to find a new report outlining a facet of the industry's impact on the environment, or a new eco-conscious initiative aimed at curtailing or solving a...
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Enzymes: tiny catalysts making a big difference.
Simon Herriott, Global Business Director of Bioactives, explains how tiny enzymes are helping make manufacturing - and the products that touch our lives every day - more efficient...
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Dupont, Unifi join hands for high-performance insulation products
Fibre2Fashion interviews DuPont’s Renee Henze and Unifi’s Jay Hertwig about their latest collaboration and the development of innovative cold-weather insulation fibers.
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DuPont Industrial Biosciences And Wools Of New Zealand Announce Materials Collaboration
Sustainable Brands covers the collaboration between DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Wools of New Zealand to create a new platform of yarns for home textiles that will offer enduring performance characteristics with a more sustainable, eco-friendly profile.
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Corn-based plastic developed in Decatur could lead to new plant, but where?
The Decatur Herald & Review writes about the pilot plant for ADM and DuPont Industrial Biosciences development of FDME – a new plastic technology derived from corn.
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