June 3rd 2015
LanzaTech won the People’s Choice and the Target Overall Winners Innovation Open Award at the Sustainable Brands Innovation Open held in San Diego. The Innovation Open connects global brand sustainability goals with startup products and solutions. Sustainable Brands hosts the event in order to catalyze the progress and impact of the next generation of better brands by featuring the startups who, given the right support and exposure, can contribute to a flourishing future economically, socially and environmentally.
LanzaTech’s ‘carbon smart’ recycling platform was showcased in the onsite innovation hub, an expo area where the technology could be explained through demonstrating the future potential of what a carbon smart economy would look like. Everyday objects were shown, such as swim wear, plastic tubing and children’s toys that all contain fossil derived chemicals. Chemicals that could be made through LanzaTech’s carbon recycling technology.
“Imagine a world where all children colored in the sky blue, not grey,” said Jennifer Holmgren, CEO to a rapt audience at the finals. ” A world where a steel mill could produce the materials to make the wings of a plane and recycle its emissions to fuel it! Imagine a world where we could choose where the carbon in our products comes from. That world is now.”