• Boosted Conversion of Cellulosic Biomass into Sugars (No. 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 acid ... Read more
  • Green Catalytic Formation of Alcohols, Amines, Amides, Imines and Esters under Mild Conditions (No. 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
  • Synthetic Carbon Fixation Pathways for Superior Biomass Generation (No. 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
  • Recyclable membranes for size-selective separation of nanoparticles (No. 1564)

    Scientist: Boris Rybtchinski

    A new recyclable size-selective filtration device. Particle size, chemical purity and dispersion of nanoparticles crucially determine their optical, electronic and chemical properties. Size-selective separation technologies are becoming increasingly important for the development of nanoparticles with well-defined sizes, ... Read more
  • Desulfurization of flue-gasses (No. 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
  • A Novel technique of thermoelectric conversion (No. 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
  • Production of Syngas from biomass (No. 1716)

    Scientist: Ronny Neumann

    An efficient and selective decomposition of plant biomass carbohydrates to their basic components, carbon monoxide and hydrogen, for use as syngas.Terrestrial plants contain about 70% hemicellulose and cellulose, which constitute a significant renewable bio-resource with potential as an alternative to petroleum feedstock ... Read more
  • Catalytic Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) system (No. 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
  • Spin controlled water electrolysis for efficient production of hydrogen (No. 1753)

    Scientist: Ron Naaman

    A team of researchers lead by Prof. Naaman have been investigating the CISS effect in different systems. They found that the high efficiency of many natural multiple electron reactions can also be attributed to spin alignment of the electrons involved.The present innovation looks at hydrogen production through water elec ... Read more

    Scientist: David Cahen

    Perovskites are a class of crystalline materials that have in general a chemical formula of ABX3. Lead-halide hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites have recently emerged as highly efficient optoelectronic materials. Such materials are being intensively investigated and developed for photovoltaics (PV), photo detection, li ... Read more


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