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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.

“Our thermoelectric materials, twice as efficient as the industry standard, are the best in the world. Now we want to take these materials into practical devices, like cars.”
– Dr. Yaniv Gelbstein

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BGU Launches the “Green Trail”

June 28, 2018

Tags: Leadership, Awards & Events, Negev Development & Community Programs

It’s comprised of 11 stations that highlight the eco-friendly aspects of BGU's Marcus Family Campus.

BGU Is Converting Chicken Poop Into Power

April 25, 2018

Tags: Alternative Energy

Adding water to poultry waste then heating it results in a carbon-rich material called hydrochar.

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.