DuPont and P&G to Use Cellulosic Biofuel in Tide Detergent

DuPont and P&G will be substituting corn-based ethanol with cellulosic ethanol in Tide laundry detergent, making it the first brand to use cellulosic ethanol in a scalable and commercial way. Ethanol is a key ingredient in laundry detergent as it stabilizes the detergent formula and increases washing performance. By moving to cellulosic ethanol made from harvest by-products, environmental impact across the supply chain will be reduced with the reuse of 7,000 tons of agricultural waste per year. DuPont will produce the cellulosic ethanol at the company’s new biorefinery currently under construction in Iowa. It is expected to produce 30 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol annually, making it the largest biorefinery in the world. For more information