Press Clippings

Cherry Tree Inspiration Wins Start-Up $4 Million Energy Grant

October 9th, 2013

The cherry tree is a standout example of eco-effective manufacturing in nature, so it’s little wonder that the company LanzaTech has adopted it as a symbol for its carbon capture technology. LanzaTech has developed a system for harnessing the power of living organisms to convert waste gas into useful fuels, a technology that could play a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from industrial sources as well as landfills, coal mines, and gas and oil drilling sites.

To help accelerate the development of LanzaTech’s system into new fields, the U.S. Department of Energy has just awarded the company a $4 million grant...

By Tina Casey

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Turning steelmaking off-gases intomarketable commodities

April 2013

Carbon bearing waste gases can be converted into useful fuels and chemical pre-cursors by means of a fermentation processdeveloped by LanzaTech and currently being demonstrated in China. The first commercial plant at Baosteel will have a capacity of10 million gallons of fuel-grade ethanol annually beginning in 2014.

By Jennifer Holmgren

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Carbon Negativity Emerging As Global Warming Solution

February 19, 2013

Scientists at the Stanford University Global Climate and Energy Project have proposed taking the global warming fight to a whole new level. The problem is that we’re so far behind in greenhouse gas emissions management, that it’s time to get more aggressive. Rather than simply trying to reduce the carbon we put into the atmosphere

by Tina Casey

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More Western clean-tech companies take off in China, but there are gaps in the runway

ClimateWire: Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Jennifer Holmgren is a dream client for airlines that fly to China. She flies here from Chicago almost every two months, and China topped other countries as her business trip destination last year.

Holmgren is the chief executive officer of a Chicago-headquartered biofuel firm. Just like her, executives at Western clean-tech companies in recent years have been increasingly traveling to China, aiming to drive up business with the Chinese market.

By Coco Liu, E&E Asian correspondent

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Special: Q&A: How LanzaTech Sees the GTL Landscape Shaping Up in 2013 and Beyond

January 03, 2013

Founded in 2005, New Zealand-based gas-to-liquid (GTL) technology developer LanzaTech NZ Ltd. embarked on an ambitious vision to be a dominant technology provider in the industrial bio-commodities arena. Its goal was simple: to
develop and commercialize proprietary technologies for the production of low-carbon fuels that don’t compromise food or land resources. Today, under the watch of CEO Jennifer Holmgren, LanzaTech is poised to make distributed GTL technologies a commercial reality.

By Bryan Sims

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(Reposted with permission by Hart Energy as seen in the January 3, 2013 edition of Ethanol & Biofuels News.)



The Greening of Petronas: oil giant signs with LanzaTech to turn waste CO2 into sustainable chemicals

October 16, 2012

Waste CO2 from Petronas operations will be captured by LanzaTech’s process to create economic routes to acetic acid, and other downstream products.

“Petronas and LanzaTech have the ability to significantly impact the future of carbon capture by fundamentally changing the way we deal with waste CO2,” said LanzaTech CEO, Jennifer Holmgren. “Rather than trying to sequester carbon deep into the earth, we will “bury” it in a chemical. In this way, companies can not only comply with emissions reduction requirements, but also generate revenue along the way.”

By Jim Lane

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From blast furnace to parachutes: INVISTA, LanzaTech ink deal to develop biobased Butadiene

August 13, 2012

The maker of nylon products such as Lycra and Dacron teams with LanzaTech to produce a vital intermediate, butadiene. Can you really make a parachute from blast furnace waste gases?

In Kansas, LanzaTech and top nylon producer INVISTA (think Lycra and Dacron) have inked a joint development agreement to develop one-step and two-step technologies to convert industrial waste gas carbon monoxide into butadiene. Initial commercialization is expected in 2016.

By Jim Lane

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Biobased Chemicals Without Biomass

LanzaTech stakes out a renewables path that does not require biobased feedstocks

August 27, 2012

In the crowded but still-young renewable fuels and chemicals sector, one start-up firm stands out. Unlike most other companies using biology to make chemicals, LanzaTech does not rely on biomass feedstocks.

Instead, LanzaTech, which was founded in 2005, makes its products from carbon monoxide found in emissions from steel mills and other industrial operations. The company’s specialized microbes consume the gas and spit out ethanol and 2,3-butane­diol (2,3-BDO) in a continuous process. LanzaTech intends to compete with traditional fuel and chemical companies by doing this on a large scale.

By Melody M. Bomgardner

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Invista, LanzaTech Sign Biobased Butadiene Deal

August 17, 2012

Invista says it has signed a joint development agreement with Chicago-based LanzaTech for the production of butadiene using LanzaTech’s gas fermentation technology.

By Rebecca Coons 

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2,3-butanediol Bio-based 2,3 BDO set for 2014 sales

LanzaTech expects to commercialize carbon monoxide-based ethanol by 2013 and 2,3 butanediol by the end of 2014

June 4-10, 2012

Butadiene (BD), the intermediate chemical used in synthetic rubber production, will soon find another upstream biological route through the cost-economic production of a chemical building  lock called 2,3-butanediol (2,3 BDO) being developed by US-based industrial biotechnology firm LanzaTech. LanzaTech aims to commercialize production of its 2,3 BDO using industrial waste gas carbon monoxide as feedstock by the end of 2014, LanzaTech CEO Jennifer Holmgren said in an interview with ICIS. 

By Doris de Guzman & Joseph Chang

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