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Biogas Project for Bedouin Community Provides Environmental and ...

August 13, 2008

Tags: Alternative Energy, Negev Development & Community Programs, Press Releases

Ben-Gurion University graduate students developed environmentally-sound methods of waste disposal for the Bedouin community. The project, “Promoting the Use of Biogas in Bedouin Villages and Training Bedouin Women Leaders in Environmental Health,” placed third in the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Challenge.

Israel Pushes Solar Energy Technology

August 13, 2008

Tags: Alternative Energy, Desert & Water Research

NPR--BGU's Professor David Faiman discusses how his photovoltaic cell technology could solve one of the fundamental problems of solar energy.

Seaweed: The World’s Engine?

August 4, 2008

Tags: Alternative Energy, Desert & Water Research

Ha'aretz--Ben-Gurion University researchers are working on a new diesel fuel based on plant and animal fat. They are trying to develop the technology to produce oil from seaweed, which would then serve as a basis for fuel.

Reflective Mirrors Raise Solar Potential

August 3, 2008

Tags: Alternative Energy, Business & Management, Desert & Water Research, Robotics & High-Tech

Reuters--Reflective dishes may be the answer to make solar energy competitive with conventional sources of power. A team at Ben-Gurion University have found just that, in a far less known material that is more efficient when used with a reflective dish.

Israeli Firms Invest in Clean Tech

August 3, 2008

Tags: Alternative Energy, Desert & Water Research

JTA--With an eye toward the global energy crisis and Israel's own looming power shortages, dozens of Israeli start-up companies are investing in clean technology, including Zenith Solar which licensed solar technology from Ben-Gurion University.

Israel’s Big Green Future

August 3, 2008

Tags: Alternative Energy, Desert & Water Research, Negev Development & Community Programs

E Magazine--From biofules to fish farms, water purification, "green" building, and marine life restoration, BGU researchers are doing what they can to maximize Israel���s limited natural resources.

MBA Team Wins Second Prize in Worldwide Intel Competition for ...

July 30, 2008

Tags: Alternative Energy, Business & Management, Press Releases

A team of Honors MBA students from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev won second place in the Intel Education® and University of California Berkeley competition. Teams were judged on emerging technology products and services that could make a significant global impact.

BGU Licenses Solar Energy Technology to Israeli Start-up

July 30, 2008

Tags: Alternative Energy, Business & Management, Press Releases

Zenith Solar, an Israeli startup technology company, has reached agreement with BGU's technology transfer company, BGN Technologies, to license solar energy technology developed at BGU.

ExxonMobil Partners with Ben-Gurion University to Commercialize ...

July 11, 2008

Tags: Alternative Energy, Press Releases

ExxonMobil Corporation is partnering with QuestAir Technologies, Plug Power Inc. and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev to commercialize an on-vehicle hydrogen production system for use in a fuel cell-powered lift truck application.




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