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President Bush’s Visit Showcases DuPont Science Leadership

Ellen Pressley

President Bush discusses energy security at the DuPont Theatre in Wilmington, Del.
WILMINGTON, Del., January 24, 2007 - U.S. President George W. Bush visited DuPont in Wilmington, Del., on January 24, 2007, to discuss the country’s energy policy and learn about DuPont’s leadership in developing and commercializing biofuels and other alternative energy sources.

The President toured the Experimental Station, DuPont’s primary research and development facility, where he saw examples of how DuPont is putting science to work to provide products for agricultural energy crops, feedstock processing and advanced biofuels – all part of the company’s sustainable growth mission. 

President Bush’s visit was the first official visit by a U.S. President to DuPont in the company’s 205-year history.

“We were honored that President Bush chose to visit DuPont to see first-hand the progress being made possible through our science and technology,” said DuPont Chairman and CEO Chad Holliday.  “Many of DuPont’s greatest inventions were discovered at the Experimental Station, and many exciting innovations for the future are emerging from those same laboratories today.”

The President also addressed more than 1,000 DuPont employees at the DuPont Theatre in the Hotel du Pont. In addition to many positive comments about DuPont (see separate story), he provided additional details about energy initiatives discussed during his State of the Union address Tuesday night.

“President Bush’s visit is a strong testament to the fact that DuPont employees around the world are creating sustainable solutions to the world’s greatest challenges,” Chad said.