Revolutionary $200 Million Grant for LanzaTech and Technip Energies to Create Sustainable Ethylene

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

A $200 million grant is set to be awarded to Technip Energies and LanzaTech Global Inc. for their project that aims to transform CO2 into sustainable ethylene. The funding comes from 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 collaborating on a CO2-to-ethylene technology that captures up to 95% of flue gas from ethylene cracker furnaces and combines it with hydrogen. LanzaTech’s biorecycling technology will then convert recycled waste carbon into ethanol, which will be further converted into ethylene using Technip Energies’ Hummingbird technology.

Technip Energies’ CEO, Arnaud Pieton, emphasized that the goal is to test and develop this technology at scale in a real plant that can be replicated in other facilities globally. This innovative process has the potential to help decarbonize ethylene, an essential component for various chemicals and materials such as plastics, polyester, and PVC pipes.

If awarded, the funding will support the design, engineering, construction, and equipment for a commercial-scale integrated technology unit in the U.S., specifically at Technip Energies’ facility in Louisiana or Texas. This move highlights LanzaTech’s significant replication potential for this integrated solution for ethylene crackers worldwide, with over 40% of them currently utilizing Technip Energies’ technology.

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