DuPont Wins Bioeconomy Leadership Award
Inaugural Award Honors Pioneering Work in Advancing Renewable Fuels and Chemicals
WILMINGTON, Del., May 2, 2013 — The Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals (SBFC), today awarded DuPont with its 2013 Bioeconomy Leadership Award. 2013 marks the first year of this award, aimed at honoring an organization for demonstrated and sustained leadership excellence in advancing the development of the biobased economy. DuPont was recognized for its pioneering work in two strategic areas: renewably sourced materials and fuels.
The award will be presented at the annual SBFC conference, which brings together industrial, academic and government experts to discuss the latest progress and breakthroughs in the research, development and deployment of biobased fuels and materials.
“DuPont is committed to the biobased economy. Our approach to realizing that vision is through integrated science. We merge industrial biotechnology with traditional skills in chemistry, materials sciences, agronomy and engineering to accelerate commercial development and deployment of products made in an entirely new, renewable way,” said Mike Arbige, Research and Development leader for DuPont Industrial Biosciences, who will accept the award on behalf of DuPont. “It is an honor to be the first recipient of this award. We will continue to innovate and drive commercial deployment of renewable materials and fuels in order to meet the needs of our growing population.”