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.
“It would take nearly a year to absorb from the sun the equivalent energy from just one barrel of oil. If we could solve the energy storage problem, solar energy could provide 90 percent of Israel’s power needs.”
– Prof. David Faiman
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Recycling Single-Use Plastic With Bacteria
Results of the BGU study could replace the now cumbersome and high-energy using plastic recycling process.
Israel’s Solar Future
Solar-thermal and photovoltaic panels could eliminate fossil fuels as a source of electricity in Israel.
A Solar Powered System for Israel and its Neighbors
BGU professor emeritus explains how solar energy could power nearly all of Israel, Egypt and Jordan.