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DuPont is leading the way to enable biofuel companies to more cost-effectively manufacture biofuel 23 from nonfood feedstocks such as switchgrass, wheat straw and corn stover and is now building one of the first large-scale plants for the commercial production of cellulosic ethanol. As the former joint venture DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol (DDCE), DuPont and Danisco have invested over $100 million towards the advancement of cellulosic ethanol technology in the last decade. Today, DuPont’s cellulosic ethanol business operates within the DuPont Industrial Biosciences business unit.

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With expertise spanning two centuries, diverse industries and more than 90 countries, our company is uniquely positioned to help solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. For more than 200 years, DuPont has brought world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace through innovative products, materials and services. Our market-driven innovation introduces thousands of new products and patent applications every year, serving markets as diverse as agriculture, nutrition, electronics and communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel. Today, DuPont is proud to build on this heritage by partnering with others to tackle the unprecedented challenges in food, energy and protection now facing our world. With global population expected to approach nine billion by 2050, DuPont is working with customers, governments, NGOs and thought leaders to discover solutions to today’s toughest challenges.

DuPont is a science company. We work collaboratively to find sustainable, innovative, market-driven solutions to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges, making lives better, safer, and healthier for people everywhere.

Looking ahead, we are encouraged by global macro trends and the significant momentum generated over the past five years. DuPont will continue to deliver greater value for shareholders through an intense focus on our strategic priorities:

  • Agriculture & Nutrition: Extend our leadership position across the high-value, science-driven segments of the agriculture-to-food value chains.

• Industrial Biosciences: Build transformational new businesses, based on our world-leading biotechnology capabilities.

  • Advanced Materials: Strengthen and grow our leading position in differentiated, high-value materials businesses by leveraging new technologies.

We will continue to refine and enhance our portfolio around these priorities guided by a determination that our science can give us a competitive edge. With a 211-year history fueling our confidence, we remain steadfast in our conviction that science-powered innovation will provide answers to some of the world’s most complex problems, deliver solutions for customers and provide the superior returns shareholders expect.

The core values of DuPont are the cornerstone of who we are and what we stand for. They are:

  • Safety and Health
    • We adhere to the highest standards to ensure the safety and health of our employees, our customers, and the people of the communities in which we operate.
  • Environmental Stewardship
    • We protect the environment and strengthen our businesses by making environmental issues an integral part of all business activities. We continuously strive to align our actions with public expectations.
  • Highest Ethical Behavior
    • We conduct our business affairs to the highest ethical standards and in compliance with all applicable laws. We work diligently to be a respected corporate citizen worldwide.
  • Respect for People

We foster an environment in which every employee is treated with respect and dignity, and is recognized for his or her contributions to our business.

DuPont has evolved since 1802 – from a gunpowder mill in Delaware to an integrated Science company. Throughout our history, we have always drawn on our scientific expertise to create innovative solutions for customers. From gunpowder to nylon, to DuPont™ Kevlar® aramid fibers, and Rynaxypyr® insect control, science-based solutions have driven growth and given us a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Today, our core technologies – biology, chemistry, materials science and engineering – uniquely position us to address the needs of large, secular growth markets. And our science is helping to solve global problems such as providing safer and more nutritious food, reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and protecting people and the environment. We look forward to what a third century of science and innovation can do.

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