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Desertec Plans Get Boosts from MENA and EU Renewable Policies

For both the interim Mediterranean Solar Plan and Desertec, the creation of renewable policy and renewable job skills development in both the potential energy-supplying countries and the potential energy-receiving countries is necessary. The Mediterranean Solar Plan represents an interim step towards Desertec. It aims to create 20 gigawatts’ worth of new renewable energy sources in MENA […]

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Next for MENA Nations: Desertec University

University degrees in renewable energy are among the practical first steps towards realizing the visionary desertec program. A new university degree program is being funded with more than 3 million euros by the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, and additional support from the Kingdom of Morocco, and the Eu. RE-Generation MENA will initiate […]

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Moth-Free Pantry With Safe Insect Repellent

New Israeli technology develops a safe, plant-based insect repellent. If there’s one thing a housewife hates, it’s opening a package of flour and seeing the flour moving around in there. Up till now, the most efficient non-toxic way of preventing insect infestation was to keep everything in the freezer.  Good news for the consumer and […]

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Tel Aviv University Invents 40-Times Better Electricity Transmission

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have just developed the next generation of superconductors, that have the potential to revolutionize energy transfer, carrying about 40 times more electricity than today’s copper wire, in a move that changes the financials of electricity costs completely. According to Eureka Alert, Dr. Boaz Almog and Mishael Azoulay working under Professor Guy Deutscher […]

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Emefcy Funded to Make Bugs Produce Energy

Two serial water technology entrepreneurs from Israel, Eytan Levy and Ronen Shechter, who also founded Israel’s AqWise, have come up with another way to put bacteria in wastewater to work for us. Their electrogenic bioreactor generates electricity directly during the process of treating wastewater.

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Origin Oils Algae Should Inspire More Mid East Biofuels

Algae based bio-fuel may someday be an important fuel source Los Angeles based Origin Oil has recently announced its intention to up-list its stock exchange shares as a result of the development of a new large scale oil extraction from algae process that could result in the process of up to 1100 liters (300 gallons) […]

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Better Place Inaugurates First Battery Swap in Denmark

Denmark is the newest country to get Israeli innovator Shai Agassi’s battery-switching stations. The first of 20 long-planned Better Place battery swap stations slated for installation over the next twelve months was inaugurated today, CNet is reporting. The EV battery switching station was installed in Gladsaxe, a town just outside of Copenhagen. The first battery […]

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Dead Sea Inspires Advantix Systems’ Cooling Tech

Advantix Systems is yet another new Israel-based cleantech company just entering the U.S. market with an innovative solution for a big problem for US states as the climate heats up with climate change, while simultaneously, fossil fuels become rarer and more expensive, in the ongoing journey down the other side of Hubberts Peak. The company […]

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Post-Revolution Egypt Wants New Wind Farms

Make wind power? Egypt wants to talk to you about its electricity needs. In a summary of the policy environment for wind power in Egypt completed after the revolution earlier this year, Reve sums up the policy background to Egypt’s dramatic new post-revolution energy and environmental tenders plan, which we have covered at Green Prophet too. They’re big […]