LanzaTech BioEthanol Platform
Like all other routes to bioethanol, LanzaTech’s process involves biological conversion of carbon to fuel grade bioethanol that can be blended with gasoline for automotive transport. LanzaTech’s bioethanol has been certified by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) according to standard D4806-98.
LanzaTech Jet Fuel Platform
LanzaTech’s Alcohol to Jet (ATJ) technology is illustrated in the figure below. Ethanol derived via gas fermentation is converted to drop-in jet fuel by established thermochemical pathways by LanzaTech’s conversion partners.
LanzaTech is also developing alternative routes to jet fuel through their CO2-Lipid technology platform.
Industry, Governmental & Technology Partnerships
LanzaTech is collaborating with US Departments of Defense (DARPA), Transportation (FAA) and Energy (DOE) to produce samples for fuel certification. LanzaTech ATJ samples meet key physical and compositional properties of aviation fuel as determined by ASTM D7566. The Alcohol to Jet pathway is currently undergoing the final stages of certification and expects ASTM approval for commercial use by year end 2014.
LanzaTech has developed collaborations with airframe and airline partners for demonstration flights and aviation fuel off-take agreements.