LanzaTech has signed a memorandum of understanding with Mitsui Global Strategic Studies Institute (MGSSI), part of Mitsui and Co. Ltd, for the introduction of LanzaTech’s proprietary gas fermentation technology (earlier post) throughout Mitsui. LanzaTech will concurrently execute a MOU with Mitsui & amp; Co Plant Systems Ltd (MPS)—Mitsui’s engineered plants business group.
MGSSI and MPS will play a strategic role leveraging Mitsui’s global position in a variety of industrial sectors, identifying value-added opportunities for the application of LanzaTech’s process. LanzaTech says that the commercial deployment of its technology will be accelerated by utilizing Mitsui’s portfolio of capabilities in engineering, project development, financing and product off-take contracts.
LanzaTech uses bacterial fermentation to convert carbon monoxide into fuel grade ethanol and key chemical building blocks used to make polymers, plastics and hydrocarbon fuels, including drop-in jet fuel.