Panchabuta was the first to report in June last year that IndianOil and Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) are exploring how to leverage their resources to implement a commercial scale ethanol plant using LanzaTech’s technology to process waste gases from a Jindal steel mill. The fuel ethanol produced by the plant would be blended into IndianOil’s gasoline pool.
Earlier in January last year, Khosla Ventures funded New Zealand based clean-energy company LanzaTech signs deal with Indian Oil Corporation for ethanol production in India.
According to reports, LanzaTech is in talks with its partners here – IndianOil and Jindal Steel & Power – to help them set up plant to produce commercial bio jet fuel from ethanol, a top company official has said. As a first step, LanzaTech will open an office in the country in the first half of 2012 as part of its plan to expand its operations here, LanzaTech vice-president for business development for Asia Pacific Prabhakar Nair said.