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

Support groundbreaking research in alternative energy, scholarships for the best students, and state-of-the-art equipment.

Support Our Alternative Energy Projects

Alternative Energy News

see all news
Times of Israel: Student Uses Fungi for Sustainable Solutions

July 8, 2022

Tags: Alternative Energy, Sustainability & Climate Change

BGU doctoral student uses fungi to produce a sustainable material that could drastically decrease carbon emissions that impact global warming.

A4BGU Secures Transformative $20 Million Donation

May 12, 2022

Tags: Sustainability & Climate Change

NEW YORK, May 12, 2022 – Americans for Ben-Gurion University Secures $20 Million Donation for BGU’s School of Sustainability and
Read More

Celebrating the Remarkable 2 Spotlights Climate Change

May 3, 2022

Tags: Alternative Energy, Desert & Water Research, Natural Sciences

Arizona Jewish Life — A new and alarming United Nations report declared that due to climate change, we are now “on
Read More