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A Yeast-Like Bacteria Can Cut Carbon Emissions While Creating Sustainable Aviation Fuel and Sneakers

Yusuf Khan of The Wall Street Journal reports on a company that is turning bacteria into carbon-free products.

The C3 Take
  • LanzaTech has developed technology using bacteria that can turn carbon emissions into ethanol, which can be used to produce sustainable fuels, plastics, and other products.
  • LanzaTech is focusing heavily on sustainable aviation fuel with its subsidiary LanzaJet, which has received backing from British Airways, Microsoft, and Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy.
  • While the company has had a dip in performance and stock, analysts view LanzaTech’s technology as scalable and undervalued and has received attention from major brands like ArcelorMittal and Lululemon.

“LanzaTech’s approach is to take waste carbon emissions from an industrial site and inject them into a bioreactor with the bacteria. From there, the bacteria digest the gas to produce ethanol and a protein coproduct.”

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