Volume 91 Issue 33 | p. 15 | Concentrates
Issue Date: August 19, 2013

Lanzatech To Make Algae Food From Co2

Department: Business
Keywords: renewable fuel, acetates, algae
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LanzaTech already ferments waste carbon monoxide at this plant in Shanghai.
Credit: LanzaTech
This is a picture of LanzaTech’s ethanol pilot at the Baosteel plant outside Shanghai, China
 
LanzaTech already ferments waste carbon monoxide at this plant in Shanghai.
Credit: LanzaTech

LanzaTech, which uses microbes to ferment waste gases into renewable fuels and chemicals, has partnered with a joint venture in India on a process to increase the lipid production of algae. The firm will work with the Centre for Advanced Bio-Energy Research, a joint venture of Indian Oil Corp. and the Indian government’s Department of Biotechnology, to convert waste CO2 to acetates, which would be used as a source of chemical energy for algae. The resulting algal oils could be refined into fuels. LanzaTech is already working with Indian Oil to develop a domestic source of ethanol by fermenting carbon monoxide emissions from steel plants.

 
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