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. Feedstocks include industrial off-gases from steel and alloy mills; petroleum refineries, petrochemical complexes and gas processing facilities; syngas generated from any biomass resource (e.g. municipal solid waste, organic industrial waste, agricultural waste); and reformed biogas.
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. LanzaTech ethanol can be converted to drop-in jet fuel using partner technology from the US Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).
Lifecycle analysis (LCA) has shown that the resulting fuel has at least 65% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions relative to conventional (petroleum) jet fuel. With sponsorship from Virgin Atlantic and HSBC bank, LanzaTech recently successfully converted conventional ethanol and ethanol from the Capital Steel demonstration facility in China, to 4,000 USG of jet fuel.