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

Transforming CO2 into sustainable ethylene: Technip Energies and LanzaTech awarded $200 million in funding

Technip Energies and LanzaTech Global Inc. have been awarded up to $200 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to transform CO2 into sustainable ethylene. This funding is part of the DOE’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 working together on a CO2-to-ethylene technology that captures up to 95% of the 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, stated that the goal is to test and develop this technology at scale in a real plant to be replicated in other facilities. This innovative process is expected 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. LanzaTech highlighted the significant replication potential of this integrated solution for ethylene crackers worldwide, with over 40% of them currently utilizing Technip Energies’ technology, including eight in the U.S.

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