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 Is Converting Chicken Poop Into Power
Adding water to poultry waste then heating it results in a carbon-rich material called hydrochar.
The Power of the Parabolic Mirror
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
Scientists say “poop from the coop” could be a renewable source of energy.