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...
Synthetic Biology for high-value chemicals
LanzaTech’s proprietary microbe is naturally occurring and is categorised as a WHO-risk 1 organism (same as baker’s yeast). The microbe acts a biocatalyst which allows production of both fuels and chemicals from industrial gas resources. LanzaTech is the first company to develop a bio-catalytic toolkit for a gas fermentation microbe through which we have been able to:
• Secure multiple proprietary genomes
• Construct a detailed gene expression database
• Establish our proprietary synthetic biology platform
• Develop a plug-and-play gene expression/gene regulation system
These advancements will allow us to move beyond ethanol and 2,3BD production to other fuels and chemicals (e.g., isoprene, MEK, isopropanol,etc.), which serve as the building blocks for products such as diesel, jet fuel, olefins, and plastics.