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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BGU Finds New Ways to Make Nuclear Plants Safer

February 15, 2019

Tags: Alternative Energy

Research enables power plants to generate energy while detecting and preventing severe accidents better.

Water and Food Security: Can We Do Better?

December 18, 2018

Tags: Desert & Water Research

On this podcast, Prof. Weisbrod discusses how BGU is a trailblazer in the field of water and desert research.

Pardon Me, Turkey, Is This Stool Taken?

November 20, 2018

Tags: Alternative Energy

BGU scientists turn poultry poop into fuel, providing a renewable energy resource.