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Integrated Science: Merging scientific disciplines to address global challenges


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DuPont's Senior Vice President and Chief Science & Technology Officer, Doug Muzyka, addressed the 2013 Council for Chemical Research (CCR) conference on May 20, 2013.

The world is facing unprecedented challenges, brought on partly due to the increasing demands of a growing population. Muzyka challenged the chemical industry, who plays an important role in providing sustainable energy solutions, to continue to differentiate and diversify chemical offerings. According to Muzyka, our ongoing success will require continued integration of science, diversification of ideas and collaboration.

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Integrated Science: Merging scientific disciplines to address global challenges

  1. 1. Integrated ScienceMerging scientific disciplines to addressglobal challengesDouglas Muzyka, PhDSenior Vice President and Chief Science & Technology OfficerDuPont
  2. 2. Key messages• We are facing unprecedented global challenges infood, energy and protection.• The chemical industry plays an important role in providingsolutions.• Ongoing success will require continued integration ofscience, diversification of ideas, and collaboration.Copyright © 2013 DuPont. All rights reserved 2
  3. 3. Population growth will bring challengesDemand for energy is projected torise by 40%By 2050, the global population will grow by 2 billion people:Demand for food is projected to growby 70%We must meet these demands whilesustainably protecting people and theenvironmentCopyright © 2013 DuPont. All rights reserved 39 billion people by 20507+ billion9 billion2011 2050
  4. 4. Copyright © 2013 DuPont. All rights reserved 4Source: GEA Scenario database (Version 2.0.2)Global energy use will continue to increaseEnergy sources are expected to shift01002003004005006007002005 2010 2020 2030 2040quadrillionBTUperyearForecast of Worldwide Primary Energy Consumption by Fuel2005-20402010204031 %20 %36 %2 %11 %14%40 %18 %3 %25 %Natural GasCoalOil and other liquidsNuclearRenewables
  5. 5. U.S. Primary Energy Consumption by Fuel TypequadrillionBtuperyear0.0020.0040.0060.0080.00100.00120.00198019831986198919921995199820012004200720102013201620192022202520282031203420372040201126%36%20%8%9%28%32%19%9%13%Renewables*Oil and other liquidsNatural gasCoalNuclearShale gas will contribute…*Renewables including liquid biofuelsSource: AEO2013 Early ReleaseOverview, (downloaded April 26, 2013) Copyright © 2013 DuPont. All rights reserved 5TrillioncubicfeetShale gas is projected to be theprimary source of U.S. naturalgas by 2040
  6. 6. …but will not fundamentally change challenges*Source: Copyright © 2013 DuPont. All rights reserved 62011dollarspermillionBtuAnnual average natural gas price isexpected to more than double by 2040*Increasing production costsResource constraintsEnvironmental impactsNew sustainable alternativesNew technologies &applications
  7. 7. To address the challenge, the chemical industry mustcontinue to evolve by integrating science,diversifying ideas and collaboratingCopyright © 2013 DuPont. All rights reserved 7© National Geographic images
  8. 8. DuPont’s approach: applying science to developsolutions to global challenges• Science-based innovations will help make ourconsumption of valuable energy resources moreefficient• A more reliable, increasingly clean energy supplymust be built on innovative technology applied tolocal conditions• An energy solution is truly sustainable only when itis economically feasible as well asenvironmentally sound• The development of viable clean energytechnologies requires collaboration betweenscientists, and the policy, community and privatesectorsCopyright © 2013 DuPont. All rights reserved 8
  9. 9. 9Our broad capabilities enable pathways forfuture growthFiber Science& EngineeringPrecisionPatterningParticle &DispersionScienceSurface &ColloidalScienceCatalysisFluoroChemical &PolymerSynthesisInorganic/OrganicSynthesisRheologyControlInorganic-OrganicCompositesPolymerProcessingFormulationScienceMolecularBiologyConventionalBreedingMicrobiologyMolecularBreedingPlantGeneticsProteinEngineeringBio-informaticsGenomicsCell / TissueCulturePlantPhysiology/DiseaseAgronomyMetabolicEngineeringGeneRecombination& RegulationEntomologyBiochemistryFilmFabrication NanosciencePolymerSynthesisChemicalEngineeringNutritionScienceFermentationEngineeringMaterial Sciences Chemical Sciences Biological SciencesCopyright © 2013 DuPont. All rights reserved 9
  10. 10. Innovations in chemistry will continueto drive sustainable energy solutions• Fermentation catalysts• Replacement of oil-based productsBiofuels• Blade polymersWind Energy• Photovoltaic materialsSolar Energy• Electrode materialsEnergy Storage• Fiber technology• PolymersLight WeightingWe must continue to differentiate chemical offeringCopyright © 2013 DuPont. All rights reserved 10
  11. 11. 11Particle &DispersionScienceFormulationScienceFermentationEngineeringMolecularBiologyConventionalBreedingMicrobiologyProteinEngineeringBio-informaticsGenomicsAgronomyMetabolicEngineeringGeneRecombination& RegulationBiochemistryChemicalEngineeringAdvanced biofuelsLow carbon,scalable,sustainableCopyright © 2013 DuPont. All rights reserved 11
  12. 12. DuPont cellulosic ethanol nearing commercializationSeparationFermentationSaccharificationMilling &PretreatmentFeedstockIntegrated science and engineering allows optimization of the entireprocess, leading to lower-cost, lower-capital production technologyDemonstration Facility: Vonore, TN (2009) Commercial Facility: Nevada, IA (2014)Copyright © 2013 DuPont. All rights reserved 12
  13. 13. 13Solar energyTransform thesun’s powerinto clean,efficient energyPrecisionPatterningParticle &DispersionScience FluoroChemical &PolymerSynthesisInorganic /OrganicSynthesisPolymerProcessingFormulationSciencePolymerSynthesisFilmFabrication NanoscienceCopyright © 2013 DuPont. All rights reserved 13
  14. 14. Solamet® photovoltaic metallization pastes havenearly doubled solar cell efficiency within the last 12 yearsPhotovoltaicsIncreased solar cell efficiencyBulk SilverSiliconTEM (High Mag)10 nmSintered SilverThin IF filmSiliconSEM: cross section (Low Mag)1 mUltra Thin InterfacialFilm ContactTunneling contact viaultra thin interfacial filmsCopyright © 2013 DuPont. All rights reserved 14
  15. 15. 15INNOVATIONCOLLABORATIONINTEGRATIONTogether we can accomplishwhat no one can do alone.