LanzaTech, Baosteel break ground on steel ethanol project

March 28, 2011 |

In China, LanzaTech, Baosteel Group Corporation, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have launched the construction of a plant that will use LanzaTech’s gas fermentation technology for the production of fuel ethanol from steel mill off-gases. Last month, LanzaTech and Baosteel signed a joint venture agreement that will see the construction of a 100,000 gallon a year demo plant, with the intention of quickly scaling the model again for the first commercial plant in China.

In a ceremony in Shanghai today, consultant to LanzaTech and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Chairman Vinod Khosla and CEO Dr Jennifer Holmgren joined the President of Baosteel Group, Mr He Wenbo, and the President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dr Bai Chunli, to launch the start of construction on the demo plant’s foundations. Construction of the plant is expected to take six months and production will begin late in the third quarter of this year. The company’s commercial plants will have a 50 million gallon capacity.

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