23 Nov 2020

Turning waste into dollars

From Nine To Noon, 9:37 am on 23 November 2020
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Photo: Ligar

Callaghan Innovation says local companies are on the way to making billions by turning industrial and biological waste into innovative products. James Muir, Callaghan Innovation Business Innovation Advisor, Energy and Environment says a good example is Lanzatech, whose technology turns industrial gas into ethanol, which can be used as an energy source, such as jet fuel.  He says 120 Kiwi CleanTech businesses are on the agency's database, 51 percent focussing on solutions for stable climate, 28 percent on smart resource use, and 21 percent  on clean water. Kathryn also talks with Nigel Slaughter, Chief Exploration Officer at Nanotechnology and extraction specialist firm, Ligar.