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Our member LanzaTech with the support of Danone, made a breakthrough in the discovery of a new route to monoethylene glycol (MEG), which is a key building block for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin, fibers, and bottles.

The technology converts carbon emissions from steel mills or gasified waste biomass directly into MEG. The carbon capture technology uses a proprietary engineered bacterium to convert carbon emissions directly into MEG through fermentation, bypassing the need for an ethanol intermediate, and simplifying the MEG supply chain.

The direct production of MEG was proven at a laboratory scale and the presence of MEG was confirmed by two external laboratories.

More on this new route here.