Alternative Energy Companies:
For nearly 15 years LanzaTech has been developing a carbon capture technology that can turn waste streams into ethanol that can be used for chemicals and fuel. The company already has a commercial manufacturing facility in China, attached to a steel plant operated by the Shougang Group, which produces 16 million gallons of ethanol per year. LanzaTech’s technology pipes the waste gas into a fermenter, which is filled with genetically modified yeast that uses carbon dioxide to produce ethanol. Another plant, using similar technology, is under construction in Europe.
Solugen is a venture-backed specialty chemicals company that applies industrial biotechnology and green chemistry principles to re-design the production of a variety of end-use and novel chemicals. Solugen’s mission is to decarbonize the chemicals industry. Its comprehensive line of environmentally-friendly products helps companies be responsible stewards of the environment and their local communities. And through their mobile “mini-mills,” Solugen is able to descale and geographically distribute chemical manufacturing factories, drastically impacting the way chemical solutions are produced and transported.
Vivint Solar, Inc. is an American solar energy company headquartered in Lehi, Utah. It is a residential solar provider that designs, installs, and maintains photovoltaic systems. Vivint Solar operates in 23 U.S. states. The company is considered to be a green home technology company and is the fastest-growing solar energy company in the U.S. which uses the power purchase agreement (PPA) model.