Tag: Israel

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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Bluesphere to open Boston waste-to-energy facility

Bluesphere to open Boston waste-to-energy facility

June 16, 2014 |

In Israel, Bluesphere has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to co-develop a waste-to-energy project with a Boston developer operating in the recycling and compost business. Per the terms of the MoU, Bluesphere will take advantage of the site’s existing operations to build and operate a 5.2 MW waste-to-energy plant on the same premises in […]

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Evogene in deal with Brazilian agri-giant for castor bean trials

Evogene in deal with Brazilian agri-giant for castor bean trials

March 25, 2014 |

In Israel, Evogene and SLC Agricola, one of Brazil’s largest landowners and agriculture businesses, announced the signing of a collaboration agreement between SLC and  Evofuel Ltd., Evogene’s wholly-owned subsidiary, for the commercial production of Evofuel developed castor bean varieties in Brazil, expected to take place during 2016. Evofuel focuses on the development of high yielding […]

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Israel looking strongly at methanol for fuel independence

Israel looking strongly at methanol for fuel independence

December 25, 2013 |

In Israel, the government’s push for fuel independence is looking strongly a methanol-related technologies, especially those based in syngas. Current trials have cars running on M15 like in China whereas others have gone as high as M70. The government is pushing technology development and commercialization through its Fuel Choices Initiative that has a 10-year budget […]

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Evogene extends R&D deal with Syngenta for three more years

Evogene extends R&D deal with Syngenta for three more years

September 23, 2013 |

In Israel, Evogene announced a three year extension of its research collaboration with Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc. The collaboration was established in mid-2009 to identify plant genes providing resistance to Soybean Cyst Nematode. The three year collaboration extension follows successful results obtained by Syngenta for candidate genes provided by Evogene as part of the original collaboration. […]

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Evogene completes three years of castor bean field trials in Brazil

Evogene completes three years of castor bean field trials in Brazil

September 17, 2013 |

In Israel, Evogene announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Evofuel Ltd., has completed three years of successful field trials in Brazil for the development of castor bean as an alternative feedstock for production of biodiesel and other industrial uses. The field trials, which were conducted in cooperation with SLC Agrícola S.A., one of Brazil’s largest […]

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Kaiima Agro-biotech employs polyploidy technology, seeks $50M in equity financing

Kaiima Agro-biotech employs polyploidy technology, seeks $50M in equity financing

August 5, 2013 |

In Israel, Kaiima Agro-biotech Ltd., an agro-biotch startup, seeks to raise up to US $50M in an equity financing round to further develop their products which increase crop productivity without genetically modifying the DNA of the selected crop. Kaiima’s products take advantage of “polyploidy,” a condition which causes species to have extra sets of chromosomes. […]

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Evogene considers trading on U.S. markets

Evogene considers trading on U.S. markets

May 13, 2013 |

In Israel, Evogene may be looking to trade in the North American markets after spinning off from Compugen Ltd in 2007. They are currently looking for a market where the “expertise of the agricultural sector high,” said Ofer Haviv, CEO. “We are currently in the Tel Aviv 100 Index, but that’s not enough.” The company […]

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US and Israel getting closer on biofuel R&D collaboration

US and Israel getting closer on biofuel R&D collaboration

April 24, 2013 |

In Washington, after a briefing by senior White House staff on April 17, following their arrival in the U.S., an Israeli delegation of top academic and industrial biofuels research scientists and innovators, and Israeli government program managers, is participating in two days of deliberations with their American counterparts from the U.S. DOE and USDA, and […]

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US and Israel to cooperate on biofuels research

US and Israel to cooperate on biofuels research

April 22, 2013 |

In Washington, Israeli academic and industrial biofuels research scientists and innovators are visiting Washington to explore opportunities for cooperation with the US for development of advanced biofuels. Following the meetings in Washington, they will travel to DOE labs in Oak Ridge Tennessee and in California to meet with more than 50 U.S. scientists and energy […]

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