• A Novel Technique of Thermoelectric Conversion (No. T4-1583)

    Scientist: Yoseph Imry

    The thermoelectric effect is the direct conversion of temperature differences to electric voltage and vice versa. Thermoelectric effects are used in various applications, where heat energy is saved, that would be otherwise lost. Although the TE conversion efficiency is nowadays low (5-8%), the novel technique developed a ... Read more
  • Boosted Conversion of Cellulosic Biomass into Sugars (No. T4-1536)

    Scientist: Ed Bayer

    Designer cellulosomes are synthetic multi-enzyme complexes that can degrade cellulosic biomass efficiently and economically. The goal of second generation biofuel production is to efficiently convert agricultural waste, algae and other cellulosic biomass into sugar monomers.  Cellulosic biomass pretreated (e.g. with ac ... Read more
  • Catalytic Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) System (No. T4-1749)

    Scientist: David Milstein

    A novel Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) system provides an inexpensive, safe and clean solution for loading and unloading of hydrogen on demand with high potential hydrogen storage capacity.The thriving need for fossil fuels alternatives as energy resources in order to maintain the fast development of human civili ... Read more
  • Desulfurization of Flue-Gasses (No. T4-1577)

    Scientist: Igor Lubomirsky

    A novel desulfurization system achieves removal of sulfur dioxide (SO2) from industrial exhaust streams at efficiencies that can greatly supersede technologies currently in use. The chemical process is highly selective to SO2, and consumes much less reagents, therefore reducing the cost of desulfurization.Techniques to c ... Read more
  • Efficient Electrolysis of CO2 (No. T4-1506)

    Scientist: Igor Lubomirsky

    < face="Times New Roman">A simple electrochemical method and apparatus for the continues production of CO (carbon monoxide) from CO2 as chemical storage for electrical energy and a basic material for further organic products. < face="Times New Roman">Constant progress is made in solar and wind alternative ene ... Read more
  • Extraction of Gold from Electronic Waste and Ores (No. T4-1910)

    Scientist: Igor Lubomirsky

    A method for selective extraction of gold has been developed at the Weizmann Institute. This method allows the efficient and environmentally benign recovery of gold that is currently discarded of in large quantities from electronic waste from household appliances, consumer electronic devices and industrial equipment.Prof ... Read more
  • Green Catalytic Formation of Alcohols, Amines, Amides, Imines and Esters under Mild Conditions (No. T4-1551)

    Scientist: David Milstein

    A novel set of manganese, ruthenium and related borohydride complexes (Pincer-type) were developed as remarkably efficient and environmentally-benign catalysts for the synthesis of alcohols, amines, amides, imines and esters, which are the basic building blocks for the research, chemicals, pharmaceutical and agrochemical ... Read more
  • In Silico Designed Synthetic Carbon Fixation Pathways for Superior Biomass Generation (No. T4-1556)

    Scientist: Ron Milo

    Synthetic carbon fixation pathways can allow plants to produce more biomass using the same amount of energy from sunlight. Novel carbon fixation cycles discovered at The Weizmann Institute hold potential to greatly increase the capacity of organisms to convert atmospheric carbon into sugars. Modern agriculture faces limi ... Read more
  • Novel CNT Hybrid Films Used as Porous Electrodes (No. T4-1809)

    Scientist: Boris Rybtchinski

    Battery and capacitor electrode technologies available in the industry today, are struggling to keep up with rapidly advancing applications that require high power and energy density such as electric vehicles, solar cells and telecommunications systems. One of the leading solutions to this problem are CNT-based films, ex ... Read more
  • Photovoltaic Devices Based on Guided Nanowire Arrays (No. T4-1906)

    Scientist: Ernesto Joselevich

    Nanowires are being produced and integrated into various systems today, including solar cells, nano-sensors, nano-electrodes, transparent touch-screen coatings, and LED replacements. Thus far, several challenges have hindered the commercial advancement of nanowire-based technologies. Two major setbacks have been: (1) the ... Read more


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