The two companies Global Bioenergies and LanzaTech want a new cooperation agree with the raw material flexibility and product portfolio of the isobutene process of Global Bioenergies in the field of technology are to be extended to the carbon capture of LanzaTech.
Evry / France, Chicago / USA – In the isobutene process of Global Bioenergies produces a microorganism isobutene from renewable resources. The primary focus of the company has traditionally been the use of sugar in industrial quality or of waste as a raw material, however, thanks to the technological maturity of the process a wider range of raw materials are contemplated, such as carbon, which is not derived from biomass.
The carbon recycling technology of LanzaTech allows the biotechnological conversion of industrial wastes, such as carbon monoxide and / or carbon dioxide and hydrogen, into valuable raw materials. Waste gases from the chemical processes in steelmaking may be, for example, collected and recycled to biofuels or chemicals, such as acetone and others. LanzaTech is currently building its first industrial facilities where ethanol is produced from steel mill waste gases. This ethanol production can switch production through the application of innovative micro-organisms of LanzaTech if necessary on chemicals.
The two companies have worked together since 2011 in order to take advantage of the synergy of their technologies and establish root crops that are able to convert raw materials, which are not based on sugar into isobutene. . Based on the knowledge gained during these four years, the two companies have created a new collaboration agreement signed to intensify this cooperation and develop an integrated process
Marc Delcourt, CEO of Global Bioenergies notes: “The diversification . the raw materials broadens the technology of Global Bioenergies and is an important building block for the medium-term massive deployment of our technology “
Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of LanzaTech, explains:” The growth of our portfolio in synthetic biology has shown that microbial fermentation for gas over the same properties have such undertakings for the sugar fermentation. We are now able to produce a variety of chemicals from a wide range of gaseous raw materials that provide economic benefits and protect the environment. “