LanzaTech lauded by World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum has included the NZ biofuel company Lanzatech in its selection of Technology Pioneers –  the world’s most innovative technology start-ups.

These industry-changing companies are being recognized for their potential to transform the future of business and society. Their achievements will be honoured at the Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2012 in Tianjin, People’s Republic of China, from 11-13 September.

Read a full media release from LanzaTech here.

This year’s Technology Pioneers were selected for their visionary leadership and proven technology in the areas of information technology, telecommunications and new media, life sciences and health, and energy and environment.

Minister of Science and Innovation, Hon Steven Joyce, congratulated the company on their success. “By converting waste gases into high-value chemicals such as ethanol, which can be used in the production of biofuel, LanzaTech has the potential to be a global pioneer in the production of cost-effective and sustainable fuels,” he said.

Watch an extended TV3 News interview with LanzaTech’s Dr Sean Simpson here.

Other coverage:

New Zealand Herald: LanzaTech lauded by world forum New accolade for Kiwi biotech firm LanzaTech

SunLive: Govt congratulates LanzaTech for global award

3 News: Lanzatech recognised for game-changing biofuel technology

National Business Review: World Economic Forum dubs Kiwi firm Lanzatech future-changing