Ormat, Leviev Group and Evogene To Produce Castor Oil Biodiesel in Africa

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An Israeli Real Estate mogul partners with Ormat and gene company Evogene to investigate castor oil crops in Africa. L.L Biofuel Namibia of the Leviev Group and Evogene (announced yesterday) that together with Orfuel, a subsidiary of geothermal power giant Ormat, they will establish a new company focused on the growth of specialized castor plants […]

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Isaac Berzin Enlists Israelis Into The Business of Algae for Biofuel

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While Israel has some of the world’s most promising clean technology companies in producing renewable energy — consider the geothermal power company Ormat [ORA (TLV)]and its geothermal power station in Nevada or Solel’s solar energy plant in the Mohave Desert – proving viability on Israeli turf has been a sore spot for inventors and would-be international […]

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Isaac Berzin, Israel’s "Green Giant"

Dr. Isaac Berzin, founder of Greenfuel Technologies, was recently profiled in Ha’aretz. Berzin, a Ben-Gurion University and MIT-trained chemical engineer, and Boston-based Greenfuel Technologies have developed a revolutionary technology to produce biofuels from algae that are bred on gases emitted by power plants. Time Magazine included Berzin in its list of the 100 most influential […]

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Green Energy or Greenwash in Tel Aviv?

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For better or for worse, Israel has become a leader in the technology industry. Innovations like solar power and drip-irrigation help to conserve scarce natural resources. But on the other hand, chemical-dependent intensive farming has polluted Israel’s soil and groundwater, not to mention putting the safety of farmers at risk of exposure to pesticides. So […]

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