Wilmington, Delaware – Chemours has broken ground on a new state-of-the-art research and innovation facility on the University of Delaware’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research campus.
The new Chemours Discovery Hub will carry out cutting-edge research in the fields of process, product and application development aimed at better meeting customer and market needs.
Delaware governor John Carney was among the attendees at the groundbreaking ceremony. Completion of the 29,000m2, $150m, facility is slated for early 2020.
‘This is much more than a brick-and-mortar story; it’s about the discoveries to come that just might change or at least shape the future,’ said Chemours president and CEO Mark Vergnano. ‘The Chemours Discovery Hub will serve as a gathering place – a centre for activity where vision, ambition, intelligence, and creative energy will flourish—not just for years, but for decades to come.’
Governor Carney added that the partnership between Chemours and the University of Delaware will drive innovation on the STAR campus, and connect Delaware students with leaders in their fields. ‘Chemours’ investment in this state-of-the-art facility also will continue a long tradition of important scientific discovery in Delaware, and keep good, high-paying jobs right here in our state,’ he said.