Advanced Biofuels

Leading Commercialization of Cellulosic Ethanol and Other Advanced Biofuels

With expertise in the fields of feedstock, bioprocessing and biofuel production, DuPont is uniquely positioned to help make cellulosic ethanol and other advanced biofuels a commercial reality.

Advanced biofuels, also known as second-generation biofuels, are produced from renewable biomass that is not used for human or animal consumption. Biomass may come from agricultural residues, such as corn stover and sugarcane bagasse, or energy crops such as switchgrass. 

As demand increases for reduced dependence on fossil fuels, DuPont is leading development of renewably sourced advanced biofuels, including cellulosic ethanol.

Using decades of expertise in feedstock production, bioprocessing and biofuel production, DuPont has developed a fully integrated process that converts corn stover to cellulosic ethanol. This end-to-end production system is used in the new commercial-scale cellulosic plant in Nevada, Iowa and will be available to license globally.

DuPont is committed increasing the world’s energy by applying innovation and science while partnering with other leads in the biofuels value chain.