Tag: Israel

Israeli firm raises $4.1 million for natural food coloring technology

Israeli firm raises $4.1 million for natural food coloring technology

September 21, 2020 |

In Israel, plant-based food coloring firm Phytolon has raised $4.1 million to advance products to market and support collaborations with potential clients. Founded in 2018 by Halim Jubran and Tal Zeltzer—now CEO and CTO—Phytolon uses technology licensed from Weizmann Institute of Science. Investors include Millennium Food-Tech, EIT Food, Trendlines Group, former CEO of Elbit Systems […]

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3D-printed steak startup invests in lab-grown fat

3D-printed steak startup invests in lab-grown fat

September 14, 2020 |

In Israel, 3-D printed steak startup Meat-Tech 3D Ltd. is planning to buy an unnamed cultured fat company for $17.5 million and plans to list soon on the Nasdaq. Meat-Tech 3D Ltd. uses in-vitro cells to produce cultured meat using 3D printing. The acquisition will help the company “[print] the complete steak in the laboratory […]

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Animal-free meat solutions among Israeli food tech finalists

Animal-free meat solutions among Israeli food tech finalists

August 3, 2020 |

In Israel, winners of Calcalist’s Food Innovation contest for best startup working in food technology has named 11 finalists, including a handful of biotech solutions. The finalists include Amai Proteins, founded by Ilan Samish,  who says the company is the first to apply “designer” protein technology to sweeteners, and SavorEat Ltd., a company combining 3D […]

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Israeli marine start-up creates next-gen platform for customizing microalgae on demand

Israeli marine start-up creates next-gen platform for customizing microalgae on demand

April 27, 2020 |

In Israel, marine ingredient start-up, Yemoja, Ltd., has created a next-gen platform for cultivating customized, pharmaceutical grade microalgae on demand. The company utilizes a unique, high-precision fast-track photobioreactor technology, setting a new gold standard for microalgae production. Yemoja-cultivated microalgae can be tailored to desired nutritional compounds and functionalities. The start-up can produce algae-centered ingredients standardized […]

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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers find grasses could reduce mitigate global warming

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers find grasses could reduce mitigate global warming

March 11, 2020 |

In Israel, biomass fuels derived from various grasses could significantly mitigate global warming by reducing carbon, according to a long-term field study by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Michigan State University (MSU). In a new paper published in Environmental Science and Technology, the researchers examined a number of different cellulosic biofuel […]

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Ben-Gurion University researchers develop gas production technology using supercritical water

Ben-Gurion University researchers develop gas production technology using supercritical water

December 26, 2019 |

In Israel, China’s Xinhua news agency reports that researchers at Ben-Gurion University have developed new technology that uses a thermal treatment based on supercritical water to produce gas from organic waste. Supercritical water can actively decompose organic matter while dissolving inorganic matter slightly. Wood waste and glycerin were used as feedstocks in the lab trials. […]

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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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