BGU researchers, pioneers and leaders in renewable fuels for over three decades, are powering the future of energy.

The goal of the BGU Energy Initiative is to develop innovative solutions to the world’s energy challenges. With proven track records in renewable liquid fuels, solar energy, nuclear energy, fuel cells, energy efficiency, and energy economics, scientists are creating commercially viable renewable energy sources. A technology for the production of jet fuel developed from vegetable oils is ready for commercialization. Molecular biologists are exploring how to extract energy from bacteria. Others are re-designing nuclear reactors, and improving energy-efficient architecture.

“There is a pressing need to produce alternative fuels that are sustainable, technologically viable and environmentally acceptable. We can now use zero cost resources, carbon dioxide, water, energy from the sun, and combine them to get real fuels.”
– Prof. Moti Hershkowitz

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The Power of the Parabolic Mirror

February 12, 2018

Tags: Alternative Energy, Desert & Water Research

A BGU solar energy researcher sheds light on the ancient process still used to light the Olympic flame.

Poultry Poop Could Help Save Us From Ourselves

December 4, 2017

Tags: Alternative Energy

Scientists say “poop from the coop” could be a renewable source of energy.

The Latest Poop From the Turkey Coop

November 20, 2017

Tags: Alternative Energy, Press Releases

BGU researchers find turkey excrement could be a viable renewable energy source for heat and electricity.