Industrial Biotechnology


The 20th century was the age of the fossil-based economy. Cheap energy drove growth and prosperity for much of the world. Now, we need to develop new technologies to sustain the needs of a growing population and protect the planet for future generations. That’s where biotechnology comes in.

DuPont Industrial Biosciences is applying biotechnology to address many of the global challenges of the 21st century in the fields of food, health, energy, fuels and chemicals. Biotechnology is helping us reduce food waste and environmental impacts, improve the availability of nutrients in animal feed, and reduce water and energy consumption in manufacturing and consumer applications.

The development and use of industrial enzymes and biomaterials are increasing the production of ever more effective and sustainable products made from renewable raw materials. For example, ethanol from agricultural by-products is providing an alternative to fossil fuel, and bio refineries gradually will begin to live alongside oil refineries to make the fuel chemicals, and plastics that advanced societies rely on. Learn more about the solutions we offer in a wide range of industries and markets around the globe.

As the world's population grows, the demand for more nutritious food is one of the world's most critical challenges. Industrial biosciences help us meet this challenge through innovative solutions and strategic collaborations that help us create enzymes that deliver milk to millions, produce more meat more sustainably, develop comprehensive, sustainable aquaculture solutions and reduce food waste. Learn more about how we employ industrial biotechnology to rise to the challenge of feeding the world’s exploding population.

The demand for energy is growing and the supply of fossil fuels is declining. We need to use those existing resources as efficiently and effectively as possible, while we develop renewable energy sources. For 25 years, DuPont has been working to develop biofuel technology that will not only create renewable energy, but also stimulate new industries, create new green jobs and power clean economies. Discover the ways DuPont Industrial Biosciences is working towards building a secure energy future.

Through innovative solutions that replace petrochemicals with biobased alternatives, DuPont is able to help industry reduce their reliance on fossil fuels in order to better protect our planet's precious natural resources. For textile producers, we’re developing enzymes that save significant amounts of energy, water and chemicals. For tire producers, we’re co-developing a quality, biobased synthetic rubber that isn't reliant on petroleum and oil prices. For cleaning professionals, our powerful enzymes provide a convenient and safe method for removing mold from homes, offices, schools, clinics, and industrial or recreational facilities. Find out more about the ways bioscience is being put to work for the protection of life.