Company Reflects on 13 Years of Technology Development and Scale-up, and its Progress Toward Commercialization of Alcohol-to-Jet Technology; Widespread Adoption of Sustainable Aviation Fuel
DEERFIELD, Il., June 1, 2023 – LanzaJet, a leading sustainable fuels technology company and sustainable fuels producer, celebrated its third anniversary of operations since being founded May 28, 2020, with a mission to accelerate the global energy transition through leading alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) technology and production of drop-in, low-carbon sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). LanzaJet was successfully spun-out of LanzaTech following a decade of research, development, and scale-up in partnership with the Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL), a U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory.
“LanzaJet was founded to act with urgency in reducing aviation emissions to help tackle the global climate crisis,” said Jimmy Samartzis, Founding CEO of LanzaJet. “Three years later, this company has made tangible inroads around the world and is months away from true history with the opening of LanzaJet Freedom Pines Fuels in Soperton, Georgia. As I reflect on our third anniversary, I’m grateful for the determination and commitment of our employees, partners, and the law- and policymakers who have played a pivotal role in the growth of this industry over the past few years. and know our accomplishments together will have a tangible impact on our planet for generations to come.”
Congressman Brad Schneider (IL – 10th District), whose congressional district includes LanzaJet’s global headquarters said of the company and the industry, “I remain impressed by the progress LanzaJet has made all over the world in only three years,” said Congressman Brad Schneider (IL – 10th District). “SAF has been identified by airlines, governments, and energy leaders as the clearest and most immediate solution to decarbonizing aviation. I will always support forward-thinking innovators like LanzaJet who share my commitment to pursuing a more sustainable future, and I look forward to following their journey for many years to come.”
Over the past three years, LanzaJet has made historic progress in reducing aviation emissions throughout the world. LanzaJet’s Freedom Pines Fuels, the world’s first ATJ production facility, will open later this year and significantly increase the amount of SAF in the United States – with 10 million gallons of sustainable fuels being produced annually in Soperton, GA. This first-of-its-kind project was made possible through investment and support from the Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund, Breakthrough Energy, LanzaTech, Mitsui & Co., Suncor Energy, Shell, British Airways, and All Nippon Airways (ANA).
LanzaJet’s global footprint also includes partnership milestones in India, Australia, Europe, and the United Kingdom. In India, LanzaJet is collaborating with Indian Oil Corporation to develop the country’s first alcohol-to-jet SAF plant as a joint venture. In Australia, LanzaJet is deploying its ATJ technology for a SAF production facility supported by the Queensland Government, Qantas, and Airbus as part of the Australian SAF Partnership. Finally, in the United Kingdom, LanzaJet has pursued innovative projects such as Project Speedbird, a partnership with British Airways to produce SAF from woody waste and agricultural residues in the United Kingdom. Further, LanzaJet has set a goal of producing 1B gallons of sustainable aviation fuel in the by 2030 and is on pace to achieve that milestone.
As part of the anniversary celebration, LanzaJet held employee gatherings at the company’s metropolitan Chicago corporate headquarters in Deerfield, Illinois as well as at LanzaJet Freedom Pines Fuels in Soperton, Georgia.
Since being founded in 2020, LanzaJet has established a footprint in the US, United Kingdom, the European Union, India, and Australia, and continues to expand in order to meet the aviation industry’s demand for SAF. To accommodate this fast-paced growth, LanzaJet is undertaking a major office expansion that will expand its global headquarters in the Chicago metropolitan area.
LanzaJet is a leading sustainable fuels technology company dedicated to accelerating the energy transition by embracing the circular economy. As a Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) technology provider and producer with patented alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) technology, LanzaJet is creating an opportunity for future generations by accelerating the deployment of SAF and other clean technologies critical to addressing the climate crisis and transforming the global economy. Further information is available at https://www.lanzajet.com/