Holiday Throwback: LanzaTech: Jennifer Holmgren
Scaling ✈️ sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs), rethinking how we 🧱make things, working as a 👩🔬woman in the petrochemical industry, delivering ❤️hope and so much more!
Fellow Climate Warriors,
This Holiday week, we're digging into the Climate Tech Cocktails podcast archive. Today's throwback is a very special episode with a very special guest. Back in April, I had the opportunity to interview Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of LanzaTech. In this episode, we chat about scaling ✈️ sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs), rethinking how we 🧱make things, working as a 👩🔬woman in the petrochemical industry, delivering ❤️hope as a solution for climate change, and much more!
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📝 Show Notes Below👇
“What we need to come to is a world where there is no such thing as waste. Where waste is feedstock or the way you make everything else.”
Jennifer has over 20 years of experience in the energy sector including a proven track record in the development and commercialization of fuels and chemicals technologies. Prior to LanzaTech, Jennifer was VP and General Manager of the Renewable Energy and Chemicals business unit at UOP LLC, a Honeywell Company. Under her management, UOP technology became instrumental in producing nearly all of the initial fuels used by commercial airlines and the military for testing and certification of alternative aviation fuel. Today, under Jennifer’s guidance, LanzaTech is working towards deploying carbon capture and reuse facilities globally to make fuels and chemicals from waste carbon.
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[4:00] Drink of the show
[5:00] Growing up around the aviation industry
[6:30] Passion for Colombia + climate change
[10:00] Partnerships with Zara and lululemon
[11:30] Work prior to LanzaTech
[15:00] Working in the petrochemical industry as a woman–5’2” on a good day
[21:30] Discovering + joining LanzaTech
[24:30] Love of Greyhound dogs
[29:00] Moving the company to Chicago
[31:00] Rethinking the way we make things
[45:30] How the technology works
[48:00] Partnership with Virgin Atlantic
[51:00] Where we’re at with Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFs)
[55:00] The first 10 million-gallon plant
[58:00] Verticals LanzaTech is focusing on
[1:02:00] Solving climate change
[1:06:30] 3 Books
[1:08:00] 3 Startups