Concord, LanzaTech Partner to Start Waste Biomass Unit

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

December 12, 2013

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Concord, LanzaTech Partner to Start Waste Biomass Unit

Concord Blue USA Inc. and LanzaTech are partnering to establish a waste biomass operation.

The Roselle, Ill.-based LanzaTech will install a Concord Blue Reformer at its Freedom Pines facility in Soperton, Ga., to convert waste biomass from regional forestry operations into syngas, according to a news release. LanzaTech will convert the syngas through its gas fermentation process into a range of biofuels and chemicals.

The integration and testing at Freedom Pines is a step toward commercialization of the integrated technologies for multiple projects that both companies have under contract and in development.

Concord Blue has developed a closed-loop, non-incineration process that recycles nearly any form of waste, including landfill waste and sewage sludge, into energy at virtually any scale.

LanzaTech's process can produce fuels and chemicals through the capture and reuse of various gas streams, such as syngas, from gasified biomass, municipal solid waste and waste gases from industrial processes.

"As the U.S. continues to diversify its energy mix and produce more domestic energy, low carbon fuels derived from waste woody biomass and municipal solid waste will play an increasingly important role,' said Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of LanzaTech. "Our partnership with Concord Blue will enable us to extend our technology to these important resources."


About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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