DuPont and Procter & Gamble Win 2014 Sustainable Bio Award
DuPont and Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) are the joint winners of the 2014 Sustainable Bio Award for Bio-Based Product Innovation of the Year. The two companies were recognized at the 2014 World Bio Markets Conference in Amsterdam for their pioneering work to achieve the previously impossible: the cleaning power of warm-water clothes washing at cold-water temperatures.
DuPont applied an unprecedented scientific process to build a new enzyme technology that delivers better cleaning power at lower wash temperatures. This new enzyme improves cold water wash performance allowing consumers to reduce energy use by washing in lower temperatures – the most energy-intensive aspect of laundering clothes. DuPont worked with P&G’s scientists to incorporate this enzyme into their liquid detergent products, which they are marketing around the globe.
“This protein has the potential to become one of the most widely used engineered enzymes in the world,” said William F. Feehery, president, DuPont Industrial Biosciences. “With Procter & Gamble, we were able to combine the resources and talents of our global teams to completely re-imagine this product from the ground up. The result is a breakthrough for consumers that delivers superior fabric cleaning in cold water.”