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LanzaTech, Baosteel to commence operations at waste-gas-to-ethanol plant in China

CTBR Staff Writer Published 05 December 2012

Low-carbon fuels developer LanzaTech and steel manufacturer Baosteel will commence commercial operations at their jointly owned waste-gas-to-ethanol facility in China.

The Shanghai Baosteel LanzaTech New Energy facility was established through a joint venture in March 2011 to commercialize LanzaTech's technology in China and completed a 100,000 gallon a year pre-commercial plant.

A panel from the National Development and Reform Commission evaluated the plant to declare it ready for commercial operations.

The plant met the necessary standards with regard to gas conversion rates and other technical milestones and is ready for the commercialization phase.

Baosteel Metal chairman Jia Yanlin said that this success will contribute to the greater use of clean technologies in the country.

LanzaTech CEO Jennifer Holmgren added, "With the successful completion of this demonstration milestone we are now ready to scale to commercial production faculties."