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Lanzatech Carbon Recycling

Turning our carbon crisis into a feedstock opportunity

May 2020
Gallery Lanzatech Carbon Recycling 1
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LanzaTech'solution is challenging preconceived notions of waste carbon utilization and demonstrating the potential of industrial carbon waste as a feedstock for new products.

To address the global carbon crisis, this solution turns carbon waste into a feedstock for new products with the potential to displace 30% of crude oil use today and reduce global CO2 emissions by 7%. Using bacteria, LanzaTech’s carbon recycling technology converts a variety of input streams from industrial off-gases (refining, steel, ferro alloy), unsorted unrecyclable MSW, biomass wastes and residues. In addition, this solution is also able to convert the ethanol into a drop-in jet fuel, which is significant for a sector that currently has limited options to reduce emissions. By converting pollution into fuels and chemicals, it possible to imagine planes powered by recycled GHG emissions or yoga pants starting their life as pollution from a steel mill. Highly versatile, LanzaTech provides a solution to convert pollution into fuels and chemicals, cleaning our air and keeping crude oil in the ground.

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Label Date May 1, 2020
From United States
Maturity stage Medium and large scale commercialization
Looking For Visibility; Funding opportunities; Partnership opportunities; Credibility

Implementation Stories

Lanzatech Carbon Recycling by LanzaTech
Implemented by H&M Move in Skokie (United States) in 2023

This collaboration offers H&M customers with a capsule collection made with CarbonSmart™ polyester, a ground-breaking material using repurposed carbon emissions.


This partnership enables H&M Move to explore innovative materials and play their part in helping to create more sustainable sportswear in the future.

Lanzatech Carbon Recycling by LanzaTech
Implemented by ArcelorMittal in Ghent (Belgium) in 2023

ArcelorMittal, in collaboration with LanzaTech Global Inc. (Nasdaq: LNZA), has unveiled the latest advancement towards the complete functionality of ArcelorMittal’s pioneering commercial carbon capture and utilization (CCU) facility in Ghent, Belgium. Valued at €200 million, the 'Steelanol' plant marks a groundbreaking initiative within the European steel sector, showcasing technology pioneered by the prominent carbon utilization firm, LanzaTech.


The facility will diminish ArcelorMittal Ghent’s CO2e emissions by 125,000 tonnes annually. Additionally, it will generate 80 million liters of bio-ethanol per year.

Lanzatech Carbon Recycling by LanzaTech
Implemented by Givaudan in Geneva (Switzerland) in 2022

Givaudan, a prominent figure in the scent and beauty industry worldwide, has joined forces with LanzaTech NZ to embark on a collaborative effort aimed at crafting sustainable fragrance ingredients derived from renewable carbon sources. Both companies will collaborate to create innovative pathways for essential fragrance components found in the Givaudan product range.


The research partnership aims to utilize LanzaTech’s expertise in synthetic biology to explore beyond ethanol production.

Lanzatech Carbon Recycling by LanzaTech
Implemented by Lululemon in Vancouver (Canada) in 2024

Lululemon introduces its inaugural offering, the Packable Anorak, crafted in partnership with Samsara Eco and LanzaTech, featuring enzymatically recycled polyester. This breakthrough signifies a pivotal moment in textile recycling, underscoring the brand's dedication to circular practices.


The anorak exemplifies sustainability through its utilization of recycled plastic and the integration of captured carbon emissions.


The environmental benefits

  • Over 70% GHG reduction compared to fossil fuel
  • Over 80% reduction in NOx and PM

The Financial benefits

  • Pay back time reached between 3 to 5 years

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Company Profile


LanzaTech is revolutionizing the way the world thinks about waste carbon by treating it as an opportunity instead of a liability.

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Headquarters Skokie, IL 60076, USA
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