Media Releases 2011

LanzaTech’s innovative and sustainable technology wins global recognition

LanzaTech has topped off its exceptional year of signing international partnerships and starting to earn revenue by winning two prestigious global awards.  LanzaTech has been named Platts Global Energy’s “Sustainable Technology Innovation of the Year” and has also been included in the Red Herring Global 100 most innovative new technology companies list.
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LanzaTech Wins 2011 Platts Global Energy Award

“Green” was the predominant color as the 2011 Platts Global Energy Awards were presented to 21 companies and industry leaders at a gala dinner in New York last night. Clean energy and sustainability themes prevailed in the entries for this year’s awards, not only setting the criteria for honors in energy efficiency and technology categories, but also gaining points for companies vying for leadership and operational efficiency awards.
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LanzaTech Gets US$3 Million Contract From FAA For Alcohol To Jet Project

LanzaTech has received a US$3 million contract from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), through the Department of Transportation's John A. Volpe Center, to accelerate commercial availability of the next generation of alternative aviation fuel.
LanzaTech's unique, clean energy technology enables low cost production of sustainable alcohols and chemicals from waste gas resources that are completely outside the food value chain.
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LanzaTech joins China’s Yankuang Group on coal to fuel project

LanzaTech and Yankuang Group, one of China’s largest coal producers, are to produce fuels and chemicals using LanzaTech’s biological fermentation process and synthesis gas from Yankuang’s coal gasification unit.
The companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in front of US Ambassador Gary Locke as part of a US Trade Mission to Shandong Province, which included Dr James Zhang, LanzaTech’s VP of Business Development.
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Global Bioenergies and LanzaTech launch a collaboration to assess the bioproduction of isobutene from carbon monoxide

Global Bioenergies S.A. and LanzaTech Ltd, two industrial biology companies, today announce the beginning of a feasibility study to examine whether Global Bioenergies’ pathway, leading to the direct production of isobutene, can be functionally transferred into LanzaTech’s carbon monoxide using organism.

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Vinod Khosla sees LanzaTech as a role model for black swans

LanzaTech’s key investor Vinod Khosla has been in New Zealand meeting with the clean energy technology company’s team – and checking out other investment opportunities.
Together with Sir Stephen Tindall, another LanzaTech investor through his New Zealand-based K1W1 fund, and Renee Kwan, co-founder of Greater China Assets, Mr Khosla first presented to members of the biotech, clean energy and IT sectors, entrepreneurs and the wider science community at a NZ Innovation Workshop in Auckland.
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LanzaTech makes its first commercial sale

LanzaTech has just signed its first commercial customer, marking a milestone in the clean energy technology company’s global development.The customer is Concord Enviro Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd (CES), a Mumbai-based company which has broad ranging investments in various forms of renewable energy. The company’s portfolio of waste-to-energy includes municipal solid waste (MSW) to energy at the largest contributor.
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LanzaTech wins ICIS and Global Cleantech honours

LanzaTech has taken top honours in two global awards. In the first, the clean energy technology firm has not only retained its spot in the prestigious Global Cleantech Top 100, but also been named “Company of the Year Asia Pacific” for 2011. In the second, LanzaTech has been judged to have shown the “Best Innovation by an SME” in the global ICIS Innovations Awards 2011.
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World First Low Carbon Fuel to be Developed for Virgin Atlantic

LanzaTech and Virgin Atlantic announce the development of a world first low carbon aviation fuel with just half the carbon footprint of the standard fossil fuel alternative.
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Chinese Steel Miller Commercializing LanzaTech’s Clean Energy Technology

One of China’s oldest enterprises Shougang Group and its partner in New Zealand Shougang TangMing have signed a joint venture agreement with LanzaTech to construct a demonstration plant at one of Shougang’s steel mills in China.
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LanzaTech Selected by AlwaysOn as a GoingGreen Global 200 Winner
Recognized for creating new opportunities in green technology

Clean energy company LanzaTech has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of its “GoingGreen Global 200” winners. Inclusion in the GoingGreen Global 200 “signifies leadership among its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players” according to AlwaysOn’s citation.
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HARSCO and LanzaTech sign strategic alliance to advance the production of clean energy from steel mill gases

Worldwide industrial solutions company Harsco Corporation (NYSE: HSC) and clean energy technology company LanzaTech today jointly announced the signing of a strategic alliance to promote the capture and reuse of steel mill flue gases as an environmentally significant and beneficial source of reliable energy.
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Eco-friendly LanzaTech’s green chemistry wins

Green chemistry has won clean energy technology firm LanzaTech another prestigious international award. LanzaTech will collect the Frost & Sullivan 2011 Global Green Excellence Award for Technology Innovation in “green chemistry” at a banquet in Singapore in August. The award focuses the international spotlight on LanzaTech’s evolution of its proprietary fermentation technology to now also produce biochemical compounds.
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LanzaTech’s Technology at Center of Indian Cooperation

Two Indian partners of clean energy firm LanzaTech are in discussions about collaborating to accelerate the deployment of the company’s proprietary gas fermentation technology to produce fuel ethanol from industrial off-gases.
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LanzaTech and DARPA to work on CO to Jet Project

Clean energy technology company LanzaTech announces that it has been awarded funds from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to perform research focusing on novel, low cost routes for the production of jet fuel (JP-­‐8) from carbon monoxide (CO) rich sources. The project will focus on technology development to reduce costs for producing alcohol intermediates, which will be thermochemically converted to JP-­‐8.
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Mitsui Embraces LanzaTech’s Clean Energy Technology

Clean energy technology company LanzaTech has signed a memorandum of understanding with Mitsui Global Strategic Studies Institute (MGSSI), part of Mitsui and Co. Ltd (“Mitsui” head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan, President: Masami Iijima).
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LanzaTech and LCY to Target Bio-based Chemicals Market

Clean energy technology company LanzaTech is partnering with LCY Chemical Corporation (LCY), one the world’s leading chemical companies, to identify key bio-based chemicals to produce for global fuels and chemicals markets.
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Construction Begins on Steel Mill Off-Gases to Ethanol Demo Plant

LanzaTech, China’s largest steel and iron conglomerate, Baosteel Group Corporation, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have launched the construction of a plant that will use LanzaTech’s gas fermentation technology for the production of fuel ethanol from steel mill off-gases.
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LanzaTech strikes a double in NZBIO awards

LanzaTech, which has taken its technology for converting waste gases in to ethanol and chemicals from its Auckland laboratory to the world, has won the NZBIO 2011 Company of the Year Award.
And its cofounder and chief scientist Dr Sean Simpson has won the 2011 Young Biotechnologist of the Year award.
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LanzaTech appoints new Chief Financial Officer

LanzaTech has appointed Jennifer McFarlane as its Chief Financial Officer
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POSCO LanzaTech to collaborate on renewable energy

LanzaTech has signed a memorandum of understanding with POSCO, one of the largest steel producers in the world, covering the implementation of its gas fermentation technology to convert the steel maker’s flue gases to ethanol and other value added products.
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IndianOil and LanzaTech sign MOU for fuel grade ethanol technology

IndianOil, India’s flagship petroleum major, and LanzaTech, a leading clean energy technology company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for collaboration in a technology demonstration that will enable IndianOil to produce fuel grade ethanol.
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