• United States

Organization profile

Organization Profile

LanzaTech is turning our global carbon crisis into a feedstock opportunity with the potential to displace 30% of crude oil use today and reduce global CO2 emissions by 10%. By recycling carbon from industrial off-gases; syngas generated from any biomass resource (e.g. municipal solid waste (MSW), organic industrial waste, agricultural waste); and reformed biogas, LanzaTech can reduce emissions and make new products for a circular carbon economy.

LanzaTech’s carbon recycling technology is like retrofitting a brewery onto an emission source like a steel mill or a landfill site, but instead of using sugars and yeast to make beer, pollution is converted by bacteria to fuels and chemicals! Imagine a day when your plane is powered by recycled GHG emissions, when your yoga pants started life as pollution from a steel mill. This future is possible using LanzaTech technology.

Nature of Collaboration

LanzaTech applies Synthetic Biology to sustainably produce fuels and other industrial chemicals directly from industrial waste gases. LanzaTech uses a Pathway Studio database which was custom-designed for bacterial research. The data in the database can be used for text-mining projects and for analysis of bacterial experimental data to develop new synthetic pathways and optimize bacterial strains for industrial biosynthesis.