It got to that from 5995 companies being shortlisted to 327 and then to a finalist list of 100, it's PR says.
This is the fifth time LanzaTech has been successful and it was the Asia Pacific Company of the Year in a prior awards. The company now is truly global, its PR says. Although it is headquartered in the US, it still is proud of its NZ roots.
A $60 million funding round on March 26 cemented foreign investor control (Silicon Valley-based Khosla Ventures is now the largest shareholder).
A recent rule change means recipients of Callaghan Innovation grants now have to pay the money back if they are sold offshore within two years.