Tag: Israel

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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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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