What People Are Saying about LanzaJet Being Named to TIME100 Most Influential Companies

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CHICAGO, IL, May 30, 2024 – LanzaJet, a leading sustainable fuels technology company and sustainable fuels producer, was today named to the TIME100 Most Influential Companies list. The fourth-annual list highlights companies making an extraordinary impact around the world. 

To assemble the list, TIME solicited nominations across sectors, and polled its global network of contributors and correspondents, as well as outside experts. Then TIME editors evaluated each on key factors, including impact, innovation, ambition, and success. The result is a diverse group of 100 businesses helping chart an essential path forward. See the full list here: time​.com/​1​0​0​c​o​m​p​anies.

LanzaJet’s inclusion in the TIME100 Most Influential Companies list is a testament to the dedication and ingenuity of our entire team to enable a transition to a net-zero future. This recognition affirms our commitment to building a new fuels industry for aviation through leading-edge technology and the production of low-carbon, sustainable fuels. As we celebrate this honor, we reflect on our journey, the partnerships key to our success, and the continued belief that our work is creating a more sustainable future for generations to come.” 

Jimmy Samartzis, Chief Executive Officer of LanzaJet

LanzaJet being named to the TIME100 Most Influential Companies list is more than just an accolade; it’s an affirmation that the aviation energy transition is an important component of achieving net zero. With the ability to use ethanol from a variety of localized sources, including waste, to make sustainable fuels, LanzaJet’s technology is leading a just energy transition around the world. This recognition empowers the entire Lanza family to continue our pursuit of a circular carbon economy.”

– Jennifer Holmgren, LanzaTech CEO and Chair of the LanzaJet Board of Directors

Back in 2020, LanzaJet had the vision to commercialize and scale up Sustainable Aviation Fuel. We believed enough in the potential of this technology to become a founding investor. It’s great to now see LanzaJet being recognized for the critical role they play in providing customers with a product that they want.”

Mark Townley, Senior Vice President, Supply, Trading & Optimization at Suncor

I am delighted to hear that LanzaJet has been named to TIME100 Most Influential Companies list. Congratulations to all members in LanzaJet for their great efforts from the past despite the challenging business environment. Together with all stakeholders around the globe, Mitsui will continue supporting LanzaJet’s activities aiming to contribute to decarbonization in aviation sector, which leads toward creating sustainable futures.”

 Yasuhiro Uchida, Chief Operating Officer of the Energy Solutions Business Unit, Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

The Award is a fitting tribute to a company devoted to dealing with the global challenge of air travel at significantly reduced carbon dioxide emissions, the most difficult aspect of the vitally necessary move away from burning fossil fuels.”

Sir David King, LanzaJet Board Director and Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, University of Cambridge

This is a well-deserved recognition of LanzaJet’s work to decarbonize aviation. We look forward to working with LanzaJet to accelerate the global development and deployment of high-quality, sustainable fuels technologies not just for Microsoft’s use, but for the world, as we look to build a net-zero economy.”

Brandon Middaugh, Senior Director, Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund

LanzaJet is a world-class innovator, this important accolade recognizes that and is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the team. Sustainable low carbon fuels, including SAF, are imperative to helping our customers and wider society to meet decarbonization ambitions, and this recognition highlights the key role that LanzaJet is playing in helping to address this global challenge.”

– Amir Mansouri, Vice President, Low Carbon Fuels, Shell

We couldn’t be prouder to support LanzaJet and their construction of the world’s first Ethanol-to-Jet Sustainable Aviation Fuel project. As the world endured the global pandemic and the resulting inflation and supply chain disruptions, the LanzaJet team persevered and built a plant that will enable sustainable fuel production around the world. LanzaJet’s pioneering efforts are charting the way for a sustainable future.”

Mario Fernandez, Head of Breakthrough Energy Catalyst

We congratulate LanzaJet on this tremendous recognition. We’re thrilled to work with LanzaJet, which is at the forefront of developing technology to make sustainable aviation fuel more accessible to help the aviation sector achieve its goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.” 

– Tom Nealon, President of Southwest Airlines Renewable Ventures and CEO of SAFFiRE.

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LanzaJet is a leading sustainable fuels technology company dedicated to accelerating the clean energy transition. As a Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) technology provider and producer with patented ethanol-based 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/