Tag: Israel

Israeli researchers determine sea lettuce viable but not yet economical for ethanol

Israeli researchers determine sea lettuce viable but not yet economical for ethanol

August 6, 2015 |

In Israel, research has shown that growing and producing bioethanol from algae of the species sea lettuce has great potential. However, the study has found that it is currently not economically viable. The global energy industry is constantly looking for renewable and environmentally friendly energy sources. Among the proposed solutions, fuel production from plant material […]

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Tel Aviv University researchers develop new cellulose hydrolysis method

Tel Aviv University researchers develop new cellulose hydrolysis method

August 5, 2015 |

In Israel, a novel approach to cellulose hydrolysis using a consortium of motile bacteria moving on solid surfaces and carrying microbial lug-gage – another bacteria that can efficiently hydrolyze cellulose, was demonstrated by the group of Professor Eshel Ben- Jacob (R.I.P) from Tel Aviv University.  The innovation of the approach is the use of the recombinant […]

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Evogene announces first deal with multinational food company

Evogene announces first deal with multinational food company

March 18, 2015 |

In Israel, Evogene announced its first collaboration agreement with a multinational food company. The focus of the multi-year collaboration is to improve productivity of a key crop underlying one of the consumer company’s leading branded product lines through advanced breeding methods. The agreement leverages Evogene’s decade-long experience, data base and know-how for yield improvement and […]

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Evogene announces positive 2014 results, castor seeds to commercialize in 2016

Evogene announces positive 2014 results, castor seeds to commercialize in 2016

March 2, 2015 |

In Israel, Evogene has announced its financial results for Q4 and 2014. The company announced that Evofuel continues to make progress toward commercializing its propriety castor seeds in 2016 with key achievements in strengthening its agronomic offering and commercial reach in Brazil. Ofer Haviv, Evogene’s President and CEO, stated: “This past year was a year […]

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Evogene teams with Insolo Agroindustrial for castor optimization in Brazil

Evogene teams with Insolo Agroindustrial for castor optimization in Brazil

February 17, 2015 |

In Israel, Evogene announced the signing of a collaboration agreement between its wholly-owned subsidiary Evofuel Ltd. and Insolo Agroindustrial S.A., for the selection and optimization of Evofuel’s proprietary castor bean varieties in Insolo farms located in Piaui state in northeast Brazil. The two-year collaboration between the two companies will examine the suitability and adaptability of […]

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Evogene to set up R&D center in St. Louis

Evogene to set up R&D center in St. Louis

February 10, 2015 |

In Israel, Evogene announced it has signed a Letter of Intent with plans to establish a research and development facility in the Bio-Research and Development Growth (BRDG) Park, developed by Wexford Science & Technology, a BioMed Realty Company, on the campus of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The establishment of […]

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Israel debuts $1m award for innovation in alternative fuels for transportation

Israel debuts $1m award for innovation in alternative fuels for transportation

February 9, 2015 |

In Israel, the Ministry of Science, Technology & Space and KerenHayesod-UIA, together with the Prime Minister’s Office, has announced a new annual award, “The Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation.” Accompanying the award will be a prize of USD $1 million.The prize will be awarded for global […]

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Evogene incorporates gene optimization program in R&D with Monsanto

Evogene incorporates gene optimization program in R&D with Monsanto

February 4, 2015 |

In Israel, Evogen announced that its recently developed comprehensive gene optimization program is being incorporated into its multi-year collaboration with Monsanto Company. The addition of these new capabilities, which have been designed to optimize desired trait efficacy and potentially accelerate product development, follows the successful identification and validation by Evogene of more than one thousand […]

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TransBiodiesel develops immobilized enzymes to produce biodiesel from low quality feedstock

TransBiodiesel develops immobilized enzymes to produce biodiesel from low quality feedstock

January 1, 2015 |

In Israel, TransBiodiesel has teamed with Korean company M-Energy to develop a biodiesel production process using immobilized enzymes using a wide range of feedstock from brown grease to palm oil with FFA content of up to 100%. The biocatalyst, which can produce up to 4,000 gallons of biodiesel per ton, needs to only be replaced […]

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Evogene collaborating with CNH on easy-to-adopt combine option for castor

Evogene collaborating with CNH on easy-to-adopt combine option for castor

December 16, 2014 |

In Israel, Evogene and CNH Industrial Latin America Ltda. announced ongoing cooperation involving the development of an efficient, easy-to-adopt combine solution for the large-scale harvesting of Evofuel castor bean varieties in Latin America. The collaboration between CNH Industrial and Evofuel was initiated in 2012 and has recently been extended for an additional year. Currently in […]

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