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CCT collaboration for Givaudan

Flavours and fragrances giant Givaudan has agreed a research collaboration for the development of sustainable fragrance ingredients from renewable carbon, with US-based LanzaTech, which describes itself as a carbon capture and transformation (CCT) company. No commercial terms were disclosed.

LanzaTech plans Nasdaq launch

Chicago-based carbon capture and transformation (CCT) firm LanzaTech has announced plans to launch on the Nasdaq. This follows an agreed to combine through a business combination transaction with AMCI Acquisition, a special purpose acquisition company. Closing is expected in Q3, subject to approval by stockholders on both sides.

Off-gases to n-octnaol

BASF and Chicago-based carbon recycling technology firm LanzaTech have announced a key “first success” in a project to turn the carbon from industrial off-gases into high-value chemicals. They have made n-octanol, which is used in cosmetics among other applications, from CO and hydrogen at laboratory scale.

Surfactant made from carbon emissions

Earth Day, 22 April, saw a world first in the launch of the first product using a surfactant made from industrial carbon emissions. This was developed by Unilever, LanzaTech and India Glycols (IGL), and was used in an Omo laundry capsule in China.

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