DuPont Industrial Biosciences has broken ground on its new site at the Leiden Bio Science Park in Oegstgeest, the Netherlands.
The state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary facility will use the tools of modern biotechnology to make industrial processes more efficient and products more sustainable.
The bio-based solutions created in Leiden will have a direct impact on some of the most pressing societal issues of today, says the company.
These include: reducing food waste; reducing the environmental impacts of livestock farming and improving animal health; producing renewable fuels; and lowering environmental impacts in the textile and laundry industries.
The capacity of the new site in Oegstgeest will double the potential for growth of the current employee base, with the potential of creating an additional 100 jobs at the facility, including research and development, application development, marketing, sales and customer service.
The building will serve as the new EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) headquarters for DuPont Industrial Biosciences.
DuPont has partnered with Dutch developer and construction company Dura Vermeer on the building in Oegstgeest, which will cover 7250 square meters, a doubling of the capacity of the current facility for the business.
The project will receive a BREEAM “Excellent” rating – an impressive measure of a building’s sustainability and environmental footprint. The construction is scheduled to be completed in 2020.