LanzaTech forms India partnership to produce fuels from waste CO2

14 August 2013 15:24  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--LanzaTech will work with India’s Centre for Advanced Bio-Energy to develop a process for the direct production of low-carbon fuels from industrial carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, the international gas fermentation technology firm said on Wednesday.

The cooperation will focus on a new process for the direct conversion of waste CO2 into "drop-in" fuels through an acetates-to-lipids pathway. LanzaTech has already developed gas-fermentation technology to convert waste CO2 gases into acetates, it said.

"By converting India's industrial waste CO2 emissions into low carbon fuels and chemicals, LanzaTech and the Centre can reduce overall emissions while creating a sustainable, domestic supply of transportation fuels," said LanzaTech CEO Jennifer Holmgren.

India’s Centre for Advanced Bio-Energy is a joint venture between Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) and the Indian government's Department for Biotechnology (DBT).

LanzaTech has also been working with Indian Oil to develop a domestic ethanol supply chain based on carbon-containing waste streams, including industrial carbon monoxide (CO) emissions from steel plants, it said.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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