October 27, 2020 Freya Burton

LanzaTech, Total and L’Oréal Announce a Worldwide Premiere: The Production of the First Cosmetic Packaging Made From Industrial Carbon Emissions

Clichy, 27th October 2020 – Through their innovative partnership, LanzaTech, Total and L’Oréal have premiered the world’s
first sustainable packaging made from captured and recycled carbon emissions. The successful conversion process takes
place in three steps:
• LanzaTech captures industrial carbon emissions and converts them into ethanol using a unique biological process.
• Total, thanks to an innovative dehydration process jointly developed with IFP Axens, converts the ethanol into
ethylene before polymerizing it into polyethylene that has the same technical characteristics as its fossil
counterpart.
• L’Oréal uses this polyethylene to produce packaging with the same quality and properties as conventional
polyethylene.

It is a technological and industrial success proving that industrial carbon emissions can be used to produce plastic
packaging. This world first demonstrates the commitment of the three partners to the development of a sustainable
circular economy for plastics and paves the way for new opportunities for the capture and re-use of industrial carbon
emissions.

The partners now intend to continue working together on scaling the production of these sustainable plastics and look
forward to working with all those who want to join them in committing to the use of these new sustainable plastics.

LanzaTech CEO Jennifer Holmgren said: “This partnership is based on a shared goal of creating a cleaner planet for
everyone. We are grateful to both L’Oréal and Total for their commitment to reducing the carbon intensity of their
activities. Together, we can reduce the carbon footprint of packaging by converting carbon emissions into useful
products, making single-use carbon a thing of the past.”

Senior Vice President Polymers, Total, Valérie Goff announced: “This partnership is an excellent example of collaboration
between industrial firms in developing the plastics of the future produced from recycled carbon and meets a strong
demand from our customers. The development of this new pathway of valuing industrial carbon emissions also contributes
to the Group’s commitment to get to net zero in Europe by 2050.”