LanzaTech is revolutionizing the way the world thinks about waste carbon by treating it as an opportunity instead of a liability. LanzaTech’s novel gas-to-liquid technology has opened up vast new sources for making low-carbon chemicals and fuels that displace petroleum without the environmental concerns associated with crop- and land-based bioproducts. This flexible technology has the potential to disrupt the current highly centralized petroleum-based energy system by enabling regional production of low-cost, energy from local wastes and residues.
LanzaTech’s biological process provides a common platform to convert a wide variety of gases, into fuels such as ethanol or jet fuel and commodity chemicals such as butadiene used in nylon production or propylene used in plastics manufacture. The process is feedstock flexible and can use gases as varied as industrial flue gas, gasified biomass wastes and residues, or even biogas and high CO2 stranded gas. The technology offers an economic advantage over existing thermo-catalytic technologies at the small scale (<2000 bbl/day), enabling the monetization of local gas sources with minimal capital investment, giving off-grid communities access to clean, cost competitive and reliable energy.
LanzaTech is unique in its focus on re-using the carbon from waste streams, in the breadth of resources it can utilize and the array of low-carbon products that it can make and it is this gas-to-liquid platform that will disrupt the energy landscape as we know it today.