Inclusive Innovation in Action: New DuPont Innovation Center Launched in Iowa

Inclusive Innovation in Action: New DuPont Innovation Center Launched in Iowa

12th Innovation Center Highlights DuPont's Unique Integrated Science
Capabilities to Help Feed and Fuel a Growing Population

JOHNSTON, Iowa, June 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - DuPont today
opened its Johnston Innovation Center, the company's second innovation center
in the United States and 12th around the world, focusing on the company's
unique integrated science capabilities across the food, agriculture and energy
value chains.

"DuPont has a history of innovation and scientific discovery. Today, we are
creating solutions to address the world's big challenges of feeding and
protecting a growing global population and reducing reliance on fossil fuels,"
said Chair and Chief Executive Officer Ellen Kullman. "The key is to quickly
connect our integrated science to the market. The Innovation Centers enable
DuPont to harness its global science capabilities to create local solutions
that are tailored to meet the most pressing market needs. In just two years,
we have generated more than 225 active projects from this model. The DuPont
Johnston Innovation Center provides a unique environment for collaboration
among more than 10,000 DuPont scientists and engineers with customers,
government officials, academics and business partners around the world."

The 3,500 square foot space and adjoining collaboration room showcases the
latest company technology, applications and products created to meet the
world's biggest challenges, including food security, energy and protection.
During the opening event, Kullman also announced two recent DuPont projects in
Iowa that further demonstrate the company's commitment to growing its research
capacity globally in order to address the demands of a growing world
population. DuPont Pioneer will break ground on a new research facility,
Beaver Creek II, in Johnston in the fall of 2013 – a project that will add 100
new jobs to the Des Moines metro area. Additionally, DuPont is investing over
$200 million in its Nevada, Iowa commercial cellulosic ethanol production
facility. The construction of the facility will employ over 1,000 construction
workers. It will employ over 60 full time jobs and involve hundreds of farmers
who will supply the stover to the facility upon completion.

"Iowa is critical to meeting many of the food and energy demands globally, and
we are proud to build on our business here in the state," Kullman said.

Johnston, Iowa, is the 12th Innovation Center for DuPont. Other Innovation
Centers have been opened recently in Turkey, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand,
India, Brazil, Mexico, Michigan, Russia and Switzerland. To learn more about
DuPont's Innovation Centers, visit our website at

DuPont (NYSE:DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the
global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services
since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers,
governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such
global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere,
decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the
environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to
inclusive innovation, please visit

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         Jane Slusark
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