Media Releases 2013

LanzaTech wins 2013 Platts Global Energy Award for Sustainable Technology Innovation
LanzaTech process for creating sustainable fuels and chemicals from waste gas and its global partnerships with industry leaders key to earning recognition

(December 12) LanzaTech has been recognised at the 2013 Platts Awards in New York for "Sustainable Technology Innovation" of the year. It is the second time LanzaTech has received this award and the first time the same company has won twice in the same category.

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Evonik and LanzaTech working on bio-processed precursors for specialty plastics 
Synthetic biology to enable the production of bio-processed precursors for specialty plastics made of synthesis gas 

(December 9, 2013) Evonik Industries and LanzaTech have signed a three year research cooperation agreement which will see Evonik combining its existing biotechnology platforms with LanzaTech's synthetic biology and gas fermentation expertise for the development of a route to bio-processed precursors for specialty plastics from waste derived synthesis gas. 

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Beijing Shougang LanzaTech New Energy Science & Technology Company Earns Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) Certification 
LanzaTech’s joint venture with Shougang Jingtang Iron and Steel United Company and the  Tang Ming Group earns first-ever RSB certification for waste-gas to biofuel process

(November 5, 2013) Beijing Shougang LanzaTech New Energy Science & Technology Co., Ltd. and the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Services Foundation, the implementing entity of the RSB, announced today that Beijing Shougang LanzaTech New Energy Science & Technology Co., Ltd. has earned RSB’s sustainability certification for the joint venture’s facility that converts waste steel mill gases to sustainable biofuels. Download PDF

 


LanzaTech Partners with Korea’s SK Innovation on Development of Process Technology for Green Chemicals. 
Expands LanzaTech’s portfolio of platform chemicals for automotive and consumer durables markets

(October 16, 2013) SK innovation, one of the world’s leading energy and petrochemical companies, and LanzaTech, a producer of low-carbon fuels and chemicals from waste gases, today announced an agreement to develop a new process technology for the production of 1,3 butadiene, a platform chemical used in many high growth industries globally. The collaboration will accelerate the commercialization of an alternative route to butadiene, a chemical increasing in scarcity because of the shale gas boom in the United States. 
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Biofuels Digest Ranks LanzaTech #2 in Hottest 50 Companies in Bioenergy and #4 in Hottest 30 Companies in Biobased Chemicals Lists
LanzaTech also honored by the Cleantech Group as a Cleantech 100 Company and Continued Excellence Award Winner

(October 11, 2013) LanzaTech, a producer of low-carbon fuels and chemicals from waste gases, has been ranked #2 in Biofuels Digest’s annual list of the 50 Hottest Companies in Bioeenergy and #4 in its 30 Hottest Companies in Biobased Chemicals. Biofuels Digest is the most widely read media source globally for the renewables fuel and chemical industries and LanzaTech is one of only two companies to be ranked in the top 5 in both lists. 
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Former Obama Campaign Manager Jim Messina Joins LanzaTech Board
Proven strategist to help company evangelize new energy paradigm

(September 25, 2013) LanzaTech, a producer of low-carbon fuels and chemicals from waste gases today announced that Jim Messina, campaign manager for President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign and noted digital communications strategist, has joined its board of directors.
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LanzaTech Awarded $4 Million Grant from ARPA-E to Transform Waste Methane Resources into Low Carbon Fuels and Chemicals
Collaboration aims to unlock potential of waste methane emissions through innovative bioreactor design 

(September 20, 2013) LanzaTech, a producer of low-carbon fuels and chemicals from waste gases today announced that it has been awarded a $4 million grant by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
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LanzaTech Partners with India’s Centre for Advanced Bio-Energy Research to Directly Produce Low Carbon Fuels from Waste CO2

Expands LanzaTech’s footprint in India and showcases versatility of LanzaTech’s technology 

(August 14, 2013) LanzaTech, a producer of low-carbon fuels and chemicals from waste gases, has partnered with the Centre for Advanced Bio-Energy, a joint venture between Indian Oil Corporation, Ltd. (IOC) and the Indian government’s Department for Biotechnology (DBT), to create a novel process for the direct production of low carbon fuels from industrial carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
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Siemens and LanzaTech partner to transform steel mill off-gases into bioethanol

(June 19, 2013) Siemens Metals Technologies and LanzaTech have signed a ten-year co-operation agreement to develop and market integrated environmental solutions for the steel industry worldwide. The collaboration will utilize the ground-breaking fermentation technology developed by LanzaTech transforming carbon-rich off-gases generated by the steel industry into low carbon bioethanol and other platform chemicals
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Virgin Atlantic and LanzaTech Named 2013 Observer Ethical Award Winners
Award for Business Initiative recognizes partnership to commercialize low-carbon, cost-competitive aviation biofuels

(June 17, 2013) Virgin Atlantic and LanzaTech, a producer of low-carbon fuels and chemicals from waste gases, have been named as joint winner of the 2013 Observer Ethical Award in the Business Initiative category for their partnership to commercialise sustainable, low-carbon aviation biofuels. The Award is timely as the global aviation industry gathers this week at the Paris Air Show with sustainability and sustainable aviation fuels a major focus at the show.
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LanzaTech Named One of the World’s Top Sustainable Solutions
Selection to Sustainia 100 recognizes potential of LanzaTech’s low carbon fuels and chemicals to address global challenges

(June 9, 2013) LanzaTech, a producer of low-carbon fuels and chemicals from waste gases, has been named as one of the most innovative sustainable solutions around the world in a new sustainability guide, Sustainia100. LanzaTech was selected for the positive social, economic and environmental impact the company’s gas fermentation technology will have on local communities. 
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LanzaTech Announces Energy Industry Veteran Ken C. Lai to Lead China Operations
Deep experience in petroleum industry and Asia will help accelerate growth

(April 15, 2013) LanzaTech, a producer of low-carbon fuels and chemicals from waste gases, announced the appointment of Ken C. Lai as Vice President of its Asia Pacific operations. Based in Shanghai, he will oversee the development and commercialization of the company’s gas-to-advanced biofuels facilities as well as continued development of LanzaTech’s value chain partners in the region. 
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LanzaTech’s Sean Simpson Honored with Two Awards for Innovation, Science

Company co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer praised for achievement in creating technology for sustainable fuels and chemicals

(March 24, 2013) LanzaTech, a producer of low-carbon fuels and chemicals from waste gases, announced today that its co-founder and current Chief Scientific Officer, Dr Sean Simpson, has been honored with two awards for his achievement in developing the LanzaTech technology.
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LanzaTech Announces Datuk Ir. (Dr) Abdul Rahim Hj Hashim President of Malaysian Gas Association, to Board of Directors
36 year veteran of oil & gas industry will help company accelerate commercialization of novel technology to convert unused gas streams into marketable commodities

(March 11, 2013)   LanzaTech, a producer of low-carbon fuels and chemicals from carbon-containing gases, announced the appointment of Datuk Ir. (Dr) Abdul Rahim Hj Hashim, the current President of the Malaysian Gas Association, former Chief Executive of PETRONAS Oil Refinery and a 36 year oil and gas industry veteran to its board of directors.
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FORBES Magazine Names LanzaTech One of America’s Most Promising Companies
LanzaTech’s carbon utilization technology reduces emissions while creating valuable commodities

(February 6, 2013) FORBES Magazine has ranked LanzaTech, a producer of low-carbon fuels and chemicals from gases, #48 in its annual list of the top 100 Most Promising privately held companies.

“It is a huge honor to be selected by the editors at FORBES and to be listed alongside so many incredible companies,” said Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of LanzaTech.
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