The BIO World Congress takes place in Philadelphia, near DuPont’s headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware. Mr Micheal Saltzberg, global business director Biomaterials, at the BIO World Congress will talk about the future of biomaterials as well as DuPonts latest investment in R&D.
At the conference, Mr Todd Sutton, President DuPont and Lyle Bio Products, will highlight sustainable and performance based bioplastics and how DuPont is facing new challenges of brining bio-based materials to the market and Mr Vincent Sewalt, senior director Product Stewardship and Regulatory will participate in panel discussion on microbial enzymes in food and feed ingredients.
DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), earlier this year, opened the world’s first bio-based furan dicarboxylic methyl ester (FDME) pilot production facility. Combining their respective expertise in chemistry, biomaterials and agricultural value chains, DuPont and ADM developed an innovative and efficient process for turning fructose from cornstarch into FDME, which can be used to create a variety of bio-based chemicals and materials that are ultimately more cost-effective, efficient and sustainable than their fossil fuel-based counterparts.
At the BIO congress, Mr Saltzberg will update about the status quo of FDME commercialization along with the progress of DuPont producing high quality materials like PTF; polytrimethylene furanoate and PEF; polyethylene furanoate.
Mr Vincent Sewalt will be showcasing the diverse applications for DuPont enzymes on a food-focused panel: “GRAS Conclusions: An Uncompromising Approach to Facilitate Market Access for Safe Food Ingredients from Industrial Biotechnology.”