Volume 95 Issue 49 | p. 14 | Concentrates
Issue Date: December 18, 2017

Partners convert waste to ethanol

Department: Business
Keywords: Green chemistry, Sekisui, LanzaTech, municipal waste
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Sekisui and LanzaTech converted waste to ethanol in this demonstration facility.
Credit: LanzaTech
A photo of an ethanol demonstration facility in Japan.
 
Sekisui and LanzaTech converted waste to ethanol in this demonstration facility.
Credit: LanzaTech

Sekisui Chemical and LanzaTech are using fermentation to convert municipal solid waste into ethanol at a demonstration facility at a Japanese landfill. In traditional fermentation, yeast converts sugar into products. LanzaTech uses bacteria to convert carbon-containing gases from waste incineration and other industrial sources into chemicals such as ethanol.

 
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