Awards 2012

Biofuels Digest’s 2012 Partnership of the Year Award: BaoSteel, LanzaTech

December 31, 2012

Earlier this year, LanzaTech and Baosteel reported their jointly-owned 100,000 gallon per year (300 tons) demonstration plant, located at a Baosteel steel mills outside Shanghai, China has met and exceeded milestones – the companies are reporting that the plant achieved higher productivity than design.

A full scale commercial facility with Baosteel is planned for 2013 – and LanzaTech is currently commissioning a second pre-commercial facility, also in China, based on a JV with China’s Shougang Group, aimed also to follow with a commercial production facility in 2013.
Now, let’s put that in perspective. A few years back, people thought that the idea of making renewable fuels from steel mill off-gases was, well, lunacy. Couldn’t be done at all, much less on a timeline, at costs that afforded some payback at the end of the day. Well, here we are in 2012, with demonstration of the technology completed, running – and commercial deployment scheduled for next year. Amazing – and a tribute to what partnership between visionary technology and feedstock suppliers can mean.



November 2012

LanzaTech has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the GoingGreen Silicon Valley Global 200 winners.  Inclusion in the GoingGreen Silicon Valley Global 200 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing and entrenched players in green technology.


October 2012

LanzaTech was voted No.3 in the 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy

October 2012

LanzaTech was voted No. 7 hottest company in the 30 Hottest Companies in Renewable Chemicals.

October 2012

LanzaTech is Named in the 2012 Global Cleantech 100  
List Recognizes the Top Private Companies in Clean Technology

LanzaTech was once again named in the prestigious 2012 Global Cleantech 100, produced by Cleantech Group, a leading global research and advisory firm focused on innovation in energy and the environment. The Global Cleantech 100 list is unique in the sector because it highlights the promise of private clean technology companies from all around the world, focusing on those companies which the players in the market feel are currently the most likely to make the most significant market impact over the next 5-10 years.

“Our team is pleased to be named a CleanTech 100 company for the third year in a row,” said Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of LanzaTech. “I hope we are a good example of how Clean Technology solutions offer opportunities to make a significant impact on the global market. Our vision is for innovative technologies such as ours to be adopted as the norm as industries recognize the importance of “greening” from both a strategic and environmental viewpoint.”


August 2012

LanzaTech Named a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer 2013

The World Economic Forum announced its latest selection of Technology Pioneers, consisting of 23 of the world’s most innovative technology start-ups. These industry-changing companies are being recognized for their potential to transform the future of business and society.

The 23 Technology Pioneers were chosen based on their innovation, potential impact, growth and sustainability, proof of concept and leadership.

More information about the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers program can be found at


May 2012

LanzaTech Named TiE50 Winner for Entrepreneurship Excellence
Global sustainable fuel and chemical company receives recognition for second year

LanzaTech, a producer of low-carbon fuels and chemicals from waste gases, has for the second year in a row been named a TiE50 winner, as a leader in entrepreneurship, innovation, and management excellence.

The TiE50 awards will be presented at TiEcon 2012, the world’s largest conference of entrepreneurs, May 18 – 19th, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. The 50 winners of 2012 were chosen from more than 2,100 promising companies screened by TiE’s expert committee.


March 2012

LanzaTech Selected as Bloomberg New Energy Finance “New Energy Pioneer”
Company’s pioneering technology converts waste gas into fuels & chemicals

Bloomberg New Energy Finance today announced LanzaTech as a 2012 New Energy Pioneer at the fifth annual Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit in New York.

The Bloomberg New Energy Finance Pioneers program identifies companies from around the world that are changing the energy landscape forever. An independent panel of industry experts from banking, academia, corporations, utilities and technology providers chose the honorees by assessing them against three criteria: potential scale, innovation and momentum.

Each of the New Energy Pioneers has innovative, proven technologies, robust business models, the ability to demonstrate traction and momentum in their activities, and the potential for global scale. By rewarding game changing innovators, Bloomberg New Energy Finance hopes to highlight the speed of change in the sectors it serves, which play such an important role in the shift towards a low-carbon economy. 


February 2012

LanzaTech has been named one of the 50 most innovative companies in the world

TR50 members are chosen by Technology Review’s editors, who look for public and private companies that over the last year have demonstrated original and valuable technology, are bringing technology to market at a significant scale, and are clearly influencing their competitors. Spanning energy, transportation, computing, Web and digital media, materials, and biomedicine, the companies on the list are using their inventions to reshape their industries and to transform how we live.

“The TR50 companies are leaders,” said Jason Pontin, editor in chief and publisher of Technology Review. “They are setting the agenda in their markets and prompting other companies to follow them.”

Companies included in the energy and materials categories reflect the invention of new technologies and also the ability of established companies to look at existing problems in innovative ways. Technology Review selected LanzaTech, which is turning carbon monoxide emissions into fuel