Solutions for Advanced Biofuel Production, From Feedstock to Fuel

DuPont is uniquely positioned to help achieve global goals for energy independence and rural economic development.

Our world is changing fast, and growing even faster. By the year 2050, more than nine billion people will need access to clean water and renewable energy. From feedstock to fuel — and every step in between — DuPont is committed to being part of the solution by applying our science and working with partners throughout the biofuels value chain.

Our unparalleled knowledge of the feedstock supply chain enables us to develop sustainable solutions for growers and manufacturing facilities. And with more than 25 years of experience in starch-based bioethanol technology, DuPont expertise is increasing process efficiency and yield results for both first- and second-generation biofuel producers.

DuPont is helping make cellulosic ethanol commercialization a reality with the construction of a cellulosic ethanol facility in Nevada, Iowa. 

DuPont is leading development of more efficient, sustainable cellulosic ethanol production.

DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol

  • From Feedstock to Fuel

    See how DuPont is applying integrated science and working across businesses to develop and commercialize advanced biofuel solutions from feedstock to fuel – and every step in between.

  • DuPont Pioneer

    DuPont Pioneer is driving new opportunities to help farmers become more profitable by delivering high-yielding products, proven expertise and innovative services to meet growing demand from the biofuels industry.

    DuPont Pioneer

    DuPont Crop Protection

    DuPont Crop Protection is helping growers produce and maximize the yield and quality of biofeedstocks including sugarcane, corn and switchgrass. Learn more about weed, insect and disease control products from DuPont.

    DuPont Crop Protection

    Ethanol from Starch

    DuPont enzyme technology has enabled starch-based bioethanol to reduce the environmental impact in countries across the globe, while facilitating the development of second-generation cellulosic biofuels.

    Ethanol from Starch

    Ethanol from Biomass

    With integrated solutions for the production of fuel from biomass, DuPont is working to accelerate the commercialization of cellulosic ethanol in markets around the world.

    Ethanol from Biomass


    Butamax™ Advanced Biofuels is a joint venture between BP and DuPont, working to develop and commercialize biobutanol to help meet demand for a range of renewable transport fuel solutions.