Our member, LanzaTech, was announced as one of the 100 most influential climate leaders in business for 2023 in TIME’s inaugural list. LanzaTech’s CEO, Jennifer Holmgren, was named as one of the key innovators in scaling up carbon bio-recycling and catalysing a circular economy.
Under Dr. Holmgren’s leadership, LanzaTech became a pioneering Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) technology company, going public and demonstrating that its commercial-scale bio-recycling approach can play a pivotal role in keeping our planet liveable for the long term. LanzaTech has prevented more than 330,000 tonnes of carbon from entering the atmosphere across six commercial plants. With the recent start-up of two new plants using LanzaTech’s process, its bio-recycling technology can now abate 500,000 tonnes of CO₂ per year.
In her interview with TIME, Dr. Holmgren acknowledges the significance of CCU as an essential climate technology, “CCU reimagines the extractive, linear carbon economy that makes the majority of products in our daily lives.”
The TIME 100 Climate list recognises the 100 most innovative leaders driving business climate action. TIME’s editors and reporters fielded nominations and recommendations from industry leaders and partner organisations, then worked to assess the candidates on a variety of factors, including recency of action, measurable results, and influence.
Read Dr. Holmgren’s interview with TIME here.