By using industrial waste gases as a resource for fuels and chemicals, LanzaTech improves energy efficiency and reduces the greenhouse gas footprint of industrial processes. For emitters, this approach offers new revenue streams, or avoids the cost of potentially significant penalties for emissions. This enables industrial and GDP growth without adversely impacting the environment, while providing job security for those employed in industries where pollution has forced closures and loss of jobs.
In addition, the use of commonly available waste as a resource eliminates the need for food or farmed resources, which is of increasing strategic importance globally. This enables any industrialized geography to have the ability to produce energy and chemicals, reducing dependence on foreign oil imports and having no impact on direct or indirect land use change.