Takes Series D (last pre-commercial) venture round to $120 million. Financial path to commercial-scale and beyond now set — all eyes now on scale-up of the technology, and expansion from carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide as a feedstock, as well. In New Zealand, the New Zealand Superannuation Fund has made a US$60 million equity investment […]
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LanzaTech, GranBio, Algenol and Novozymes take top slots in The 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy for 2014-15
LanzaTech took the #1 spot in the 2014-15“50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy” rankings, published today in The Digest, the world’s most widely-read bioeconomy daily. It was first year at the top for LanzaTech, which came in 2nd in last years’ poll. GranBio (#2), Algenol (#3), Novozymes (#4), Solazyme (#5), DuPont (#6), POET-DSM (#7), Beta Renewables […]
In Illinois, LanzaTech and a research team from the IOC-DBT Center for Advanced Bio-Energy Research (an entity co-funded by India’s Department of Biotechnology and Indian Oil Corporation Limited) announced the development of a new process to recycle CO2 emissions into omega-3 rich fatty acids. Recycling carbon dioxide (CO2) gases as the sole carbon source for […]
In the UK, Virgin Atlantic has announced that the UK’s largest bank, HSBC, is joining its partnership with LanzaTech in preparation for a world-first flight using a ground-breaking low carbon fuel. LanzaTech is developing a revolutionary fuel that sees waste gases from industrial steel production being captured, fermented and then chemically converted for use as […]
A blogger levels an explosive set of charges at LanzaTech: “Khosla’s latest gangrene venture”, “thermodynamic junk”, “gangrene fake company”. Alleges that US Secretaries of Energy Moniz, Chu and Bodman were “bought out by special interests”. Why? What’s going on? We lay out the complete story, and look at the data, as LanzaTech responds. In a note regarding LanzaTech circulated […]
Here are the photo votes received for LanzaTech in this years’s competition for the Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy, Renewable Chemicals & Biomaterials. More on photo voting in this years’ rankings process, here.
If you’ve known her as the globe-trotting CEO of LanzaTech — managing an enterprise based in Chicago, with lab operations (and historic ties to) in New Zealand, and progressing towards scale-up in China — well, there’s more to the story. The original GM of Honeywell’s UOP efforts in the biobased space — she won a […]
In Illinois, LanzaTech has appointed Gregg Clevenger as Chief Financial Officer. Clevenger joins LanzaTech as the company is set to commercialize its ground-breaking technology that recycles carbon into sustainable, valuable products. Its patented process uses a microbe to convert waste gas containing carbon monoxide or carbon dioxide (from industrial sources like steel mills and processing […]
Heard on the Floor at the DOE’s Biomass 2014 conference: US Navy, Abengoa, INEOS Bio, LanzaTech in the newsmix
Captain James C. Goudreau, Director, Navy Energy Coordination Office Stay the course. There is always risk, always naysayers. When we moved from sail to coal, coal to oil, oil to nuclear, there were always people who said we had the wrong idea, or there was no need. Nothing more difficult more perilous than to take […]
Dr. Derek Lovley, Distinguished Professor and Director of Environmental Biotechnology at the University of Massachusetts has joined the advisory board of LanzaTech. Initially focussed on using carbon monoxide (CO) streams from industry, LanzaTech’s ‘microbe factories’ are also able to recycle carbon from carbon dioxide (CO2) gas streams, through the application of microbial electrosynthesis, as pioneered by Dr. Lovley and his […]