The blog first mentioned about LanzaTech last July and last night, I just received an email from the company announcing their successful production of 2,3-butanediol (2,3-BD) from waste flue gas using the company's gas fermentation technology.
2,3-BD is said to be a building block in the production of polymers, plastics and hydrocarbon fuels. It can be converted to intermediates such as butenes, butadienes and methyl ethyl ketone (MEK).
"LanzaTech is now able to offer an integrated waste gas to fuels and chemicals technology that is both economically and environmentally sound," says CEO Jennifer Holmgren. "Commercial viability of novel routes requires the integration of diverse approaches. This development means our process can deliver considerable financial returns from the sale of high value products while curbing industrial greenhouse gas emissions."
The blog is planning to do an interview with Ms. Holmgren in the near future so watch out for that!