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

1.4 billion people still lack access to reliable energy, but CO2 levels are rising dangerously as the world uses more than 91 million barrels of petroleum per day. 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 loss of jobs. 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.

FOUNDED
2005

AREAS OF IMPACT
Clean Energy Climate Action Infrastructure Sustainable Cities Responsible Production

HEADQUARTERS
United States

COMPANY SIZE
101–200

Jennifer Holmgren

Jennifer Holmgren (CEO) has been an Unreasonable Fellow since November 2016 after participating in Unreasonable Impact US 2016.

Unreasonable Impact US 2016
14
TERRITORIES OF OPERATION
$244M
MONEY RAISED

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