DuPont Biofuels Leader Jan Koninckx Speaks at 2017 Sustainable Business Summit

Consumers want to buy products that are more sustainable, without sacrificing on performance or price. DuPont’s technology is allowing our customers do just that.

DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) announced that Jan Koninckx, Ph.D., global business director for DuPont Biofuels, will be speaking at Bloomberg’s 2017 Sustainable Business Summit: Seattle this Thursday, June 15, at 4:10 p.m. PST. Koninckx will join other leading environmental and sustainability officials on a panel titled “Developing a Corporate Renewables Strategy.”

“Consumers want to buy products that are more sustainable, without sacrificing on performance or price,” said Koninckx. “DuPont’s technology is allowing our customers do just that – reinvent their supply chains using more renewable inputs and coming up with profitable products that benefit consumers and the planet.”

DuPont’s investment in innovation has yielded advancements from cellulosic ethanol technology to biomaterials like DuPont™ Sorona®, a patented sustainable fiber made with renewable plant-based ingredients, to a laundry detergent co-developed with Procter & Gamble that makes it possible for consumers to wash their clothes in cold water, saving massive amounts of energy.

Koninckx is responsible for DuPont’s biofuels programs and business development across the globe. In this role, he is leading the charge on the development, commercialization and licensing of cellulosic ethanol – a fuel source that offers 90 percent fewer GHG emissions as compared to petroleum. DuPont is a leader in the field, owning the largest cellulosic biorefinery, using corn stover – the leaves, stalks and cobs left in a field after harvest. DuPont is working in countries…

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