Tag: Israel

Israeli researchers create hydrochar from human waste

Israeli researchers create hydrochar from human waste

November 20, 2018 |

In Israel, researchers at the Ben-Gurion University Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research have published a study in the Journal of Cleaner Production showing the use of hydrothermal carbonization to transform human waste into hydrochar for use as biofuel. A byproduct of the process is a liquid fertilizer for crops. The process sterilizes the waste, leaving […]

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Neste’s NEXTBTL team awarded top Israeli award for innovation

Neste’s NEXTBTL team awarded top Israeli award for innovation

October 30, 2018 |

In Israel, nominated by the Council of Finnish Academies, Senior Vice President of Technology at Neste, Dr. Lars Peter Lindfors and his team have been awarded with the Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation. This is a globally highly recognized prize for innovation in the field. The […]

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Evofuel successfully develops mechanical harvesting solution for castor bean plants

Evofuel successfully develops mechanical harvesting solution for castor bean plants

October 29, 2018 |

In Israel, Evofuel Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Evogene Ltd. and Fantini s.r.l announced the successful development of a mechanical harvesting solution for castor bean plants. The solution developed has shown a significant decrease in yield losses, from up to 50% with the current solutions to as low as 5% with the combination of […]

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Evogene bio-stimulant microbial seed treatment trials a success in second year

Evogene bio-stimulant microbial seed treatment trials a success in second year

January 16, 2018 |

In Israel, Evogene recently announced highly promising second-year field trial results for its bio-stimulant microbial seed treatments for the improvement of corn yield, which are under exclusive license to DuPont Pioneer. The bio-stimulant seed treatments tested in these recent trials conducted by Evogene demonstrated up to 20 percent increases in corn yield under moderate drought conditions. […]

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Evogene reports Q2 financial results with $1.2M total revenues

Evogene reports Q2 financial results with $1.2M total revenues

August 12, 2017 |

In Israel, Evogene Ltd. announced total revenues for the second quarter of 2017 of $1.2 million, compared to $1.8 million for the second quarter in 2016. The decline in revenues reflects the net decrease in research and development cost reimbursement, in accordance with the work plans under Evogene’s various collaboration agreements, according to their press […]

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Evogene hits milestones in crop disease tie up with Monsanto

Evogene hits milestones in crop disease tie up with Monsanto

July 11, 2017 |

In Israel, Evogene Ltd. announced it had reached an important milestone in its crop disease collaboration with Monsanto Company with the demonstration of positive Fusarium resistance results with Evogene discovered genes. Additionally, Evogene announced the completion of the candidate gene discovery stage in the companies’ yield and abiotic stress collaboration, which mainly focuses on corn […]

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Evogene advances against Western corn rootworm

Evogene advances against Western corn rootworm

June 26, 2017 |

In Israel, Evogene has advanced a gene displaying insecticidal activity against Western corn rootworm into Phase-I  focusing on validation in target crops, following positive laboratory assay results. Additionally, the company announced for the first time the identification of a set of genes displaying initial toxic activity against southern green stinkbug, a major pest in soybean […]

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Israeli MRI company gets $20 million in latest investment round

Israeli MRI company gets $20 million in latest investment round

July 14, 2016 |

In Israel, high-performance MRI developer Aspect Imaging has raised $20 million in its latest round of funding but there were no details were disclosed about the investors in the round, bringing total investment to $120 million to date. Founded in 2003, the company builds MRI systems for use in the health, laboratory and industrial sectors. […]

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Evogene and Marrone announce milestones and plans to move towards validation

Evogene and Marrone announce milestones and plans to move towards validation

May 17, 2016 |

In Israel, Evogene and Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. announced they have successfully met an important milestone in their multi-year collaboration focused on discovery and validation of novel genes for insect control. In diet-based insect assays, certain proteins demonstrated control activity against several target pest insects, including fall armyworm, a devastating pest that causes annual damage […]

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Evogene announces positive results of research with Monsanto on corn and soybeans

Evogene announces positive results of research with Monsanto on corn and soybeans

February 23, 2016 |

In Israel, Evogene announced positive results from the testing of a set of the company’s discovered genes in corn and soybeans conducted this past season by its key collaborator, Monsanto. These are the first results for genes discovered and tested pursuant to a ‘Trait-First’ methodology implemented in the frame of the parties’ on-going, multi-year collaboration […]

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