HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
DuPont receives US EPA's Presidential Green Chemistry Award for new innovation

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 24, 2003 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today presented its Presidential Green Chemistry award to DuPont for the company's innovation that uses corn instead of conventional petroleum-based processes to produce the latest polymer platform for use in clothing, carpets and automobile interiors.

DuPont, with joint development partner Genencor International, recently developed a bio-based process that uses renewable resources -- like corn -- instead of typical petrochemicals. Through metabolic engineering of biochemical pathways, a microorganism was engineered to use sugars from corn in a fermentation-based process as the basis for production of 1,3 propanediol (PDO), the key building block for DuPont™ Sorona®.

Sorona® is the company's newest polymer platform that can be used in applications like textile apparel, carpeting and packaging. The new bio-based method uses less energy, reduces emissions, and employs renewable resources compared to traditional petrochemical processes.

"As a science company whose mission is sustainable growth, DuPont is committed to research initiatives that provide shareholder and societal value while reducing our environmental footprint," said DuPont Senior Vice President and Chief Science & Technology Officer Dr. Thomas M. Connelly. "The path to bio-based Sorona combines the emerging discipline of metabolic engineering with the leading polymer capabilities of DuPont."

Currently, DuPont uses a petrochemical-based PDO to produce the Sorona® polymer in Kinston, N.C. DuPont is producing corn-derived PDO at a pilot facility in Decatur, Ill. where carbohydrate processor Tate & Lyle operates a fermentation plant. DuPont is developing plans to construct a large-scale PDO fermentation facility based on the new bioprocess. Fibers with Sorona® offer unique advantages over both polyester and nylon because they have: stain-resistance, exceptional softness,
'"/>

Contact: Anthony Farina
anthony.r.farina@usa.dupont.com
302-774-4114
DuPont
24-Jun-2003


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. DuPont scientist named one of the worlds top young innovators by MITs Technology Review Magazine
2. DuPont introduces in-home personal protection from dangers of hurricanes
3. DuPont developing new protective suits for military, first responders
4. DuPont awarded highest US honor for technological innovation
5. President Bush to present DuPont with National Medal of Technology
6. DuPont to locate Asia Pacific R&D center in Shanghai
7. DuPont and NREL to develop worlds first integrated bio-refinery
8. DuPont launches high-tech medical fabrics to enhance protection for healthcare professionals
9. DuPont technology to receive US EPAs clean air excellence award
10. DuPont science leader discusses Sustainability and Integrated Science for the 21st Century
11. Clothing from Corn: DuPont develops innovative process to create polymer from renewable resources

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/23/2017)... first robotic gym for the rehabilitation and functional motor sense evaluation of ... Italy . The first 30 robots will be available from June ... . The technology was developed and patented at the IIT laboratories and ... thanks to a 10 million euro investment from entrepreneur Sergio Dompè. ... ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... , April 24, 2017 ... and partner with  Identity Strategy Partners, LLP (IdSP) ... "With or without President Trump,s March 6, 2017 ... Terrorist Entry , refugee vetting can be instilled with ... resettlement. (Right now, all refugee applications are suspended ...
(Date:4/13/2017)... , April 13, 2017 UBM,s Advanced ... will feature emerging and evolving technology through ... Innovation Summits will run alongside the expo portion of ... sessions, panels and demonstrations focused on trending topics within ... advanced design and manufacturing event will take place June ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/7/2017)... ... October 06, 2017 , ... ... instruments and applications consulting for microscopy and surface analysis, Nanoscience Instruments is ... Nanoscience Analytical offers a broad range of contract analysis services for advanced ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... Mass. , Oct. 6, 2017  The ... work of three scientists, Jacques Dubochet, Joachim ... breakthrough developments in cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) ... technology within the structural biology community. The winners ... Scientists can now routinely produce highly resolved, three-dimensional ...
(Date:10/6/2017)... ... October 06, 2017 , ... ... lunch discussion and webinar on INSIGhT, the first-ever adaptive clinical trial for glioblastoma ... Cancer Institute. The event is free and open to the public, but registration ...
(Date:10/5/2017)... , ... October 05, 2017 , ... Understanding the microbiome, ... frontiers in human health. Gut Love: You Are My Future, the newest exhibit on ... perspective as it explores the human condition through the lens of the gut microbiome. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: