Updated on 13 August 2012
According to Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of LanzaTech, "This collaboration is an important next step toward our vision of a diversified fuels and chemical portfolio. Joining forces with INVISTA's world-class research team will enable us to accelerate the commercialization of a biological route to butadiene, further demonstrating that gas fermentation is an important route for the production of both fuels and chemicals."
LanzaTech's 15,000 gallon per year pilot facility at a steel mill in New Zealand produces ethanol and 2,3 BDO from waste carbon monoxide gas. In Shanghai, China, LanzaTech's 100,000-gallon-per-year demonstration uses waste gases from a Baosteel steel mill to produce ethanol.