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Profitably recycling carbon — transforming pollution and formerly wasted carbon emissions into ethanol at industrial scale.

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Jennifer Holmgren

CEO at LanzaTech

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Employees 201–500
Headquarters United States
The world uses more than 91 million barrels of petroleum per day, yet 1.4 billion people still lack access to reliable energy, and CO2 levels continue to rise at a dangerous rate. LanzaTech helps solve these challenges through carbon capture and reuse technology. From waste industrial gases, to stranded methane, to waste forest biomass and municipal solid waste, LanzaTech utilizes a proprietary process to convert carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide into ethanol, which can then be transformed into aviation fuel or polyethylene (i.e. "plastic"). 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 job losses. The carbon-reducing capacity of each operational plant is the equivalent of removing 80,000 cars off the road annually and has a payback period of 2-3.5 years.

Currently Operating in 24 Regions

Press Mentions

October 3, 2018

First commercial flight partly fuelled by recycled waste lands in UK

July 17, 2021

Lululemon is experimenting with the first fabric made from recycled carbon emissions

June 23, 2021

Has the Carbontech Revolution Begun?

April 6, 2021

Shell invests in LanzaJet to speed up deliveries of its synthetic aviation fuel

March 5, 2021

LanzaTech’s Carbon-Negative Ethanol to Help Coty Pioneer Sustainable Fragrance Production

February 8, 2021

LanzaJet inks deal with British Airways for 7,500 tons of low-emission fuel additive per year

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