India’s Centre for Advanced Bio-energy Research, a joint venture between Indian Oil Company and the government’s Department of Biotechnology have established a partnership will LanzaTech’s gas fermentation process to create acetates from waste CO2.

The acetates will be ‘fed’ to microalgae to increase the production yield of lipids, an area of research at the Centre. The lipids can then be converted into biofuels.

This novel approach, if successful, could help further reduce the cost of algae-based fuels while also helping steel companies drive ROI from waste CO2 and H2 emissions.