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LanzaTech

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

December 13, 2021

These gorgeous Zara party dresses are made from carbon emissions

November 5, 2021

Turning carbon emissions into running shoes

October 15, 2021

Taking a private sector approach to achieve the UN's sustainable development goals

September 7, 2021

LanzaTech and Twelve partner to produce the world’s first polypropylene from CO2 | Bioenergy International

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Posted January 28, 2022

Senior Process Operations Engineer

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Posted January 28, 2022

Process Operations Engineer - UK Based

London, UK/Guildford, UK

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Posted January 28, 2022

Process Operations Engineer - Netherlands-Based

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Posted January 28, 2022

Senior Process Operations Engineer

Skokie, IL, USA

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Posted January 26, 2022

Senior Human Resources Generalist

Skokie, IL, USA

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Synthetic Biology Scientist

Skokie, IL, USA

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Synthetic Biology Research Associate

Skokie, IL, USA

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Posted January 25, 2022

HTP Strain Engineering Lead

Skokie, IL, USA

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