Cleantech undercapitalised and overlooked but our biggest export opportunity

Cleantech undercapitalised and overlooked but our biggest export opportunity
The Beijing Shougang LanzaTech ethanol plant in Hebei, China. LanzaTech is NZ's big international cleantech success story to date. (Image: Supplied)
Peter Griffin
At Mint Innovation’s e-waste plant in Sydney, metal from junked electronics is literally being turned into bars of gold.Auckland-based Mint exists in a niche of cleantech development in which New Zealand has developed an edge – extracting value from waste products. Another startup, Avertana, takes large volumes of steel mill slag and converts it to high-value chemicals, such as those used to make paint pigment.The roots of both companies lie in our big international cleantech success story to date, LanzaTech, now US-based and Nasdaq...

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