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Lanzatech Carbon Recycling

Turning our carbon crisis into a feedstock opportunity

May 2020
Gallery Lanzatech Carbon Recycling 1
Gallery Lanzatech Carbon Recycling 1
01.

Identification

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
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Implementation Stories

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

H&M is a multinational fashion retailer with thousands of stores worldwide.

Result

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 Primetals Technologies in London (United Kingdom) in 2023

The renewed commitment cements a shared strategy for advancing the metals industry’s green transition: Primetals Technologies’s focus on delivering multiple solutions for green steel combined with LanzaTech’s novel carbon capture and utilization (CCU) technology that turns waste to value. Under the previous agreement, the companies worked together on process integration and optimization of transforming steel emissions into commodity chemicals. Through this new 10-year agreement, Primetals Technologies and LanzaTech will enable more projects in the global iron and steel sector to adopt LanzaTech’s carbon recycling technologies. Together, the companies have already collaborated with ArcelorMittal, one of the world’s leading steel companies, to deploy LanzaTech’s technology at ArcelorMittal’s flagship steel plant in Ghent, Belgium.

Result

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

The research collaboration with Givaudan is one that is expected to leverage this synthetic biology capability and go beyond the production of ethanol, with the companies working together to establish novel pathways to key fragrance ingredients used across the Givaudan portfolio. By searching for new opportunities to bring perfumery material innovations to life, the companies have a shared goal of using sustainable methods to continue serving consumers through enhancing the perfumery palette and being good for the planet as well.

Result

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The environmental benefits

  • Over 70% GHG reduction compared to fossil fuel
  • Over 80% reduction in NOx and PM
04.

The Financial benefits

  • Pay back time reached between 3 to 5 years
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Company Profile

LanzaTech

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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