CHICAGO – LanzaTech Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: LNZA), the carbon recycling company transforming waste carbon into sustainable raw materials, appoints Aura Cuellar to President as the company restructures for accelerated commercial deployment and growth.

Cuellar’s promotion from EVP Growth and Strategic Projects to President, effective March 1, 2024, marks a new chapter for LanzaTech’s commercial business. Since joining LanzaTech in 2023, Aura has built and led a team to accelerate the commercial deployment of LanzaTech’s carbon recycling technology together with infrastructure investment partner Brookfield Renewable.  In this new role, Aura will additionally be responsible for all revenue generating business lines and engineering work. Consolidating all revenue under Cuellar’s stewardship will create synergies and ensure accountability, focus, and prioritization across all three aspects of LanzaTech’s commercial activities.  

“I am honored to step into the role of President at LanzaTech to accelerate the company’s commercial technology deployment and advance our mission to recycle carbon with biology,” said Aura Cuellar. “Streamlining commercial and engineering efforts will allow us to align profitability with the creation of a new circular carbon economy through our cutting-edge technology.”

“We have created a business model that we can scale in every region across the globe because we use distributed waste-based feedstocks that can use waste that are specific to each country,” said Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of LanzaTech. “I am excited to have Aura at the helm of our commercial organization. Her track record shows how she will be able to position the organization for long-term commercial success.”

Prior to LanzaTech, Aura most recently served as Vice President of Energy Transition for Shell in the United States. First hired into an environmental engineering position, Cuellar advanced her 25-year tenure at Shell across various senior executive roles in downstream manufacturing. Cuellar brings a proven successful track record of strategy development and implementation, strategic commercial partnerships formation for creating sustainable revenue pipelines. Cuellar’s portfolio of responsibilities included plant turnaround and an annual capital projects portfolio of $500 million. Cuellar is passionate about cultural transformation with a focus on innovation and social equity. By working and living in Europe, Africa, Asia and North and South America, Cuellar brings a diverse perspective and appreciation of global and regional approaches to successfully deliver business success.

Cuellar also serves as Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Houston where she contributes to addressing the shared challenges of climate adaptation and resilience, health and vitality, sustainable mobility, and the energy transition. Originally from Colombia, Cuellar holds a B.S. in Environmental and Civil Engineering from Seattle University, an MBA from Western Washington University, and recently finished Executive General Management studies at INSEAD and Harvard’s Women on Boards Program.

About LanzaTech

LanzaTech Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: LNZA) is the carbon recycling company transforming waste carbon into sustainable raw materials for everyday products. Using its biorecycling technology, LanzaTech captures carbon generated by energy-intensive industries at the source, preventing it from being emitted into the air. LanzaTech then gives that captured carbon a new life as a clean replacement for virgin fossil carbon in everything from household cleaners and clothing fibers to packaging and fuels. By partnering with companies across the global supply chain like ArcelorMittal, Zara, H&M Move, Coty, and On, LanzaTech is paving the way for a circular carbon economy. For more information about LanzaTech, visit

Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement includes forward-looking statements regarding LanzaTech based on the beliefs and assumptions of its management. Although LanzaTech believes that its plans, intentions, and expectations reflected in or suggested by these forward-looking statements are reasonable, LanzaTech cannot assure you that it will achieve or realize these plans, intentions, or expectations. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. You should not put undue reliance on these statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. LanzaTech undertakes no obligations to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether because of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.


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