LanzaTech has developed a complete process platform to allow the continuous biological production of fuels and platform chemicals from gases. To date, this technology has been demonstrated with such diverse gas streams as by-product gases from steel making, reformed natural gas, and syngas produced from gasified biomass or municipal solid waste. The company has successfully operated two 100,000 gal/year pre-commercial facilities.
At the core of the LanzaTech process is a proprietary strain of Clostridium autoethanogenum for which we have developed and established a genetic toolbox including gene knockout and integration methods and genetic part libraries as well as a metabolic model to allow the carbon an energy consumed by its proprietary gas fermenting microbe to be channeled in to a spectrum of valuable chemicals. LanzaTech has demonstrated synthesis of an array of over 20 products from gas fermentation, including fuels ethanol or butanol and chemicals 2,3-butanediol, succinic acid, acetone or isopropanol via existing and completely novel routes.