Technip Energies and LanzaTech Global awarded $200 million for transforming CO2 into sustainable ethylene

DOE Contemplates Technip and LanzaTech for $200 Million Breakthrough Technology Grant

Technip Energies and LanzaTech Global Inc. have been awarded up to $200 million in funding for their joint effort to transform CO2 into sustainable ethylene. The funding is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Industrial Demonstrations Program under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act, as announced in a news release on March 25.

The two companies are working together on a CO2-to-ethylene technology that captures up to 95% of the flue gas from ethylene cracker furnaces and combines it with hydrogen. LanzaTech’s biorecycling technology will then transform recycled waste carbon into ethanol, which will be further converted into ethylene using Technip Energies’ Hummingbird technology.

The goal of this innovative process is to test and develop this technology at scale in a real plant that can be replicated in other facilities worldwide. This could help decarbonize ethylene, an essential component for various chemicals and materials such as plastics, polyester, and PVC pipes.

Arnaud Pieton, CEO of Technip Energies, stated that this integrated solution has significant replication potential for ethylene crackers worldwide, with over 40% of them currently utilizing Technip Energies’ technology, including eight in the U.S.”

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