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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.

“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.”
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BGU Finds Energy Potential In An Unlikely Source

December 1, 2021

Tags: Alternative Energy, Research News

Popular Science–It was another hot day in the Negev desert of Israel, and several researchers from Ben-Gurion University were setting
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BGU & ASU Awarded Prestigious Energy Cyber Grant

May 28, 2021

Tags: Homeland & Cyber Security

A competitive funding opportunity from the BIRD Foundation has granted researchers funds to secure the energy infrastructure of both countries.

BGU-led Consortium Awarded Prestigious Energy Grant

May 4, 2021

Tags: Homeland & Cyber Security, Press Releases

Winning consortium to receive up to $6 Million under the U.S.-Israel Energy Center Competitive Funding Opportunity managed by the BIRD Foundation.