Concord Blue and LanzaTech sign agreement for renewable fuels

Concord Blue, a waste solutions company, and fermentation technology supplier LanzaTech have entered into an agreement to produce fuels and chemicals from waste materials.

Under the agreement, LanzaTech will install a Concord Blue reformer at its facility in Georgia, US to convert waste biomass from regional forestry operations into syngas. The syngas will be converted by LanzaTech's gas fermentation process into biofuels and chemicals.

'As the US 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,' says Jenifer Holmgren, LanzaTech CEO.

Concord Blue CEO Charlie Thannhaeuser adds: 'This partnership and demonstration facility lays the foundation for the development of large-scale projects we have been awarded, like the Four Forests Restoration Initiative. This represents a critical step towards achieving our company's objective to produce drop-in fuels from waste resources and bolster foreign oil independence by producing sustainable non fossil-based fuels.'