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LanzaTech plans larger ethanol project at Shanghai

10:03 AM MST | December 6, 2012 | Rebecca Coons

Gas fermentation firm LanzaTech (Chicago) says its waste gas–to–ethanol demonstration unit at Shanghai has exceeded productivity expectations and, together with joint venture partner Baosteel, construction of a commercial-scale facility is expected to begin next year. The 100,000-gal/year unit currently operating uses waste carbon monoxide (CO) produced by Baosteel's Shanghai steel mill. “This has been an exciting ride,” said LanzaTech CEO Jennifer Holmgren. “Scaling new technologies can be a daunting process, but our teams have...

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