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BGU Revolutionizing Clean Air Travel

BGU Revolutionizing Clean Air Travel

February 15, 2024

Alternative Energy, Sustainability & Climate Change

Prof. Moti Herskovitz and his lab team

The Jerusalem Post — Passenger and military jets produce a tremendous amount of pollution above the Earth. Countries can’t stop air traffic, but somehow, intense efforts must be invested in cleaning the atmosphere to slow climate change.

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s technology-transfer company, BGN Technology representing the Blechner Center for Industrial Catalysis and Process Development at the university’s campus in Beer-Sheva, and the Ralco Group have joined together in a “groundbreaking” joint venture. The quest for cleaner skies takes flight with the establishment of CarboNGV, a groundbreaking joint venture represented by BGN Technologies, the tech transfer company of BGU, and The Ralco Group.

This dynamic duo is poised to revolutionize the aviation industry with a novel method for producing Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), a critical weapon in the fight against climate change.

Prof. Moti Herskowitz, Director of  the Ben-Gurion Unversity of the Negev Blechner Center for Industrial Catalysis & Process Development, noted that he was “confident that the advanced, patent-backed technology developed at our center, combined with the excellent business platform provided by CarboNGV, will yield a process to be implemented worldwide.”

The Ralco Group, through its investment arm and as a part of its strategy to lead strategic initiatives in the synthetic fuel arena, is injecting $2.4 million into this venture, propelling a decade-long research project to new heights. The team’s intensive efforts have yielded a promising technology capable of producing SAF, and CarboNGV is ready to translate this potential into a tangible reality. By 2025, the first demonstration plant is expected to become operational, churning out SAF and paving the way for a more sustainable future for air travel.

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