E3 2021: Game On.

LOS ANGELES, April 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — It's "Game On." for E3, as The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) officially unveils plans for a reimagined, all–virtual E3 2021 that will engage video game fans everywhere. With early commitments from Nintendo, Xbox, Capcom, Konami, Ubisoft, Take–Two Interactive, Warner Bros. Games and Koch Media, and more to come, E3 2021 will take place June 12 through June 15.

Developers will be showcasing their latest news and games directly to fans around the world. The ESA will be working with media partners globally to help amplify and make this content available to everyone for free.

"For more than two decades, E3 has been the premier venue to showcase the best that the video game industry has to offer, while uniting the world through games," said Stanley Pierre–Louis, President & CEO of the ESA. "We are evolving this year's E3 into a more inclusive event, but will still look to excite the fans with major reveals and insider opportunities that make this event the indispensable center stage for video games."

While maintaining E3's longstanding position as a central destination for industry networking — where new partnerships and connections between video game publishers, developers and media are made — the digital format for E3 2021 means more people than ever can participate.

The ESA looks forward to coming back together to celebrate E3 2022 in person. In the meantime, see you online this June!

The E3 2021 EPK can be found here: https://e3expo.com/press–kit–21x

About E3

E3 is the world's premier event for computer and video games and related products. The show is owned and operated by the ESA, the US trade association dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of the companies developing and publishing interactive games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers, and the internet. For more information, visit www.e3expo.com or follow E3 on Facebook @E3Expo or Twitter @E3.

About the ESA

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) serves as the voice and advocate for the U.S. video game industry. Its members are the innovators, creators, publishers and business leaders that are reimagining entertainment and transforming how we interact, learn, connect and play. The ESA works to expand and protect the dynamic marketplace for video games through innovative and engaging initiatives that showcase the positive impact of video games on people, culture and the economy. For more information, visit the ESA's website or follow the ESA on Twitter @theESA.

Press Contacts:

Kat Jones, Motiv PR, kjones@motivpr.com

Johner Riehl, Wonacott PR, jriehl@wonacottpr.com


Shell Invests in LanzaJet to Further Accelerate the Global Commercialization of LanzaJet’s Leading Alcohol-to-Jet Technology to Address the Aviation Sector’s Urgent Need to Decarbonise

CHICAGO, April 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Our world is at an inflection point – one that requires action today, solutions that work, and meaningful progress toward decarbonizing industries and our society. LanzaJet, Inc., a leading sustainable fuels technology company and sustainable fuels producer, announced today that Shell joins as an investor in the company to advance LanzaJet's global growth, accelerate commercialization of its technology, and scale the production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).

Shell joins founding investors in LanzaJet, including LanzaTech, Suncor Energy Inc., Mitsui & Co., Ltd., and more recently, British Airways, as well as participation from All Nippon Airways. In addition to its initial investment in LanzaJet and similar to the phased investment approach used with all of the LanzaJet investors, Shell will have the opportunity to make further investments in the construction of larger–scale production facilities over the coming years. This innovative phased investment approach significantly accelerates commercial deployment at a time when reducing emissions, especially of aviation, is increasingly important and demonstrates a joint commitment to creating a resilient, low carbon future. With the right policies to support the uptake and production of SAF, aviation can achieve net–zero emissions.

The investment comes as LanzaJet continues its work to build the first Alcohol–to–Jet (AtJ) facility of its' kind globally, a commercial–scale plant (10 million gallons per year capacity) in Soperton, Georgia, USA. Freedom Pines Fuels, as it's called, continues on schedule with operations beginning in 2022. LanzaJet was launched in June 2020 following nearly a decade of technology development and commercial scale–up through a partnership by LanzaJet's founder, LanzaTech, with the U.S Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). The LanzaJet process can use any source of sustainable ethanol for jet fuel production, including, but not limited to, ethanol made from recycled pollution, the core application of LanzaTech's carbon recycling platform.

LanzaJet's technology is uniquely able to produce up to 90% of its fuels as SAF, with the remaining 10% as renewable diesel. The SAF will be blended with conventional fossil jet fuel and be supplied to airports through the existing supply routes. The technology can flex to produce more diesel and less SAF, as desired. LanzaJet's SAF is approved to be blended up to 50% with fossil jet fuel, the maximum allowed by ASTM, and is a drop–in fuel that requires no modifications to engines, aircraft, and infrastructure. Additionally, LanzaJet's SAF delivers more than a 70% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions on a lifecycle basis, compared to conventional fossil jet fuel. The versatility in ethanol, and a focus on low–carbon, waste–based, and non–food /non–feed sources, along with ethanol's global availability, make LanzaJet's technology a relevant and enduring solution for SAF.

Anna Mascolo, President, Shell Aviation, said:

“LanzaJet's technology opens up a new and exciting pathway to produce SAF using an AtJ process and will help address the aviation sector's urgent need for SAF. It demonstrates that the industry can move faster and deliver more when we all work together. Provided industry, government and society collaborate on appropriate policy mechanisms and regulations to drive both supply and demand, aviation can achieve net–zero carbon emissions. The strategic fit with LanzaJet is exciting. Through our Razen joint venture in Brazil, we have been producing bioethanol for over ten years, and we have already demonstrated production of cellulosic ethanol from waste materials. Our access to feedstocks, experience of optimizing supply chains, and extensive sales and marketing business will hopefully contribute to LanzaJet creating sustainable, robust, and scalable commercial operations, supporting our customers' decarbonisation ambitions for many years to come."

Jimmy Samartzis, LanzaJet CEO, said:

“We've been at a crossroads for years and we're now at a point in time when real solutions matter to address the global need to get to net–zero. At LanzaJet, we're in a unique position with technology that is ready and scaling today to produce lower–carbon, sustainable fuels. Shell's investment and partnership help to further advance our work to do our part to decarbonize aviation globally, a sector with limited other options in the near– and mid–term."

Jennifer Holmgren, LanzaJet Board Chair and LanzaTech CEO, said:

“We have an outstanding group of investors, leading in the energy transition and working across industries to reduce carbon emissions. I am delighted to welcome Shell to the LanzaJet family as we work together to realize our ambition of producing significant volumes of SAF from wastes to help the aviation sector meet their carbon reduction goals."

Quick Facts

  • Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) is fundamental to aviation's progress towards net–zero emissions, and looking forward, LanzaJet's technology provides a ready, scalable, and unique solution that focuses on SAF production today and for tomorrow.
  • Shell's investment further enables LanzaJet's global growth and aligns with Shell's strategy to become a net–zero emissions energy business by 2050, in step with society, providing customers with more and cleaner energy solutions.
  • Shell joins other LanzaJet investors including LanzaTech, Suncor Energy Inc., Mitsui & Co., Ltd., and British Airways, along with participation in LanzaJet by All Nippon Airways (ANA).

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