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Israelis Invent Revolutionary Alternative Fuel

Forget about ethanol, electric cars and vegetable oil as alternative, researchers at Ben Gurion University have come up with a new substitute for oil: water and good’ol carbon dioxide.
Israeli researchers have come up with a revolutionary alternative fuel that could do away with gasoline and substitutes, such as ethanol.

Israeli researchers have come up with a revolutionary alternative fuel that could do away with gasoline and substitutes, such as ethanol.
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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have invented a process to make a green feed alternative for crude oil out of two of the most common substances on Earth – water and carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas detrimental to the environment.

Profs. Moti Herskowitz and Miron Landau, along with Dr. Roxana Vidruk and the team at BGU’s Blechner Center of Industrial Catalysis and Process Development have developed a green feed that can be converted using well-established technologies into liquid fuel and delivered using existing infrastructure to gas stations. As opposed to other alternative fuel sources, such as electric cars, which require additional infrastructure, this green feed would merely replace oil as the input for refineries.

The project is partially supported by I-SAEF (Israel Strategic Alternative Energy Foundation).

Herskowitz unveiled the revolutionary breakthrough at the Bloomberg Fuel Choices Summit in Tel Aviv last week.

“It is an extraordinary challenge to convert carbon dioxide and hydrogen to green feed,” says Herskowitz. “The technology is based on novel specially tailored catalysts and catalytic processes. Well-established, commercially available technology can be directly applied to the process developed at BGU. It is envisaged that the short-term implementation of the process will combine synthetic gas produced from various renewable and alternative sources with carbon dioxide and hydrogen.”

Prof. Herskowitz, who is the Israel Cohen Chair in Chemical Engineering and the VP & Dean at BGU, indicated that the new process should become a reality in the near future. “Since there are no foreseen technological barriers, the new process should become a reality within five to ten years,” he says.

Regarding other alternative fuels, Herskowitz maintains that his invention represents a game-changer.

“The liquids that have been used over the past decade are ethanol (alcohol), biodiesel and/or blends of these fuels with conventional fuels, as will continue to be done in the foreseeable future. These alternatives are, however, far from ideal, and there is a pressing need for a game-changing approach to produce alternative drop-in liquid transportation fuels by sustainable, technologically viable and environmentally acceptable processes from abundant, low-cost, renewable materials.”

Researchers at the Blechner Center have also developed a novel process for converting vegetable and algae oils to advanced green diesel and jet fuels.

About the Author: Anav Silverman is a regular contributor to Tazpit News Agency.


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18 Responses to “Israelis Invent Revolutionary Alternative Fuel”

  1. Pedro Acosta says:

    Per capita, that little country is genius rich!

  2. I wish they could harness farts for running cars.

  3. Sonia Arieli says:

    Great news.

  4. Israelis really know how to piss the Arabs off … hehehe

  5. Nice Guy says:

    Israel could make factories for making this GREEN GASOLINE fuels in deserts in Israel…and even "BUY" 500 miles of the Sinai from Egypt at a good price for Israel and then produce huge amts of green gasoline and then SELL it to the world…and Israel would CONTROL the world market on that fuel making countries NICER to Israel and Israel rich and have NO or very very low taxes for its JEWISH citizens…time to buy out its ARABS…and have only Jews living in Israel once and for always…but NO Israel will STUPIDLY give the secret process to many countries in the world so that they can continue to openly HATE Israel and punish Israel for even existing as a Jewish state where Jews can live….we are FOOLS!

  6. Ronny Mol says:

    Dear Nice Guy, whatever happens there is a ruler to the world. G-d did NOT create the world and leave, G-d overseas everything. Jews need to learn Torah, build Emunah and perform mitzvoth.

  7. I hope Israel builds these fuel factories in Judea and Samaria. What o' what would Europe do then?

  8. UPDATE: Chinese hackers just announced they've discovered a new green feed alternative fuel ….

  9. Where is the conflict between believing G-d is the ruler of the world, and the Jews will act foolishly. We do have a track record of that.

  10. jelyn pajura cabalfin says:

    Israel forever!

  11. Stanley Roth says:

    I wish them luck. Because (when) if it comes to the market. The price of Camels will go up!

  12. Stanley Roth says:

    I wish them luck. Because (when) if it comes to the market. The price of Camels will go up!

  13. Ramirez Juan says:

    well let's do it,what are we waiting for?

  14. Edward Ricino says:

    Exxon, Shell, and Mobile are now sending assassins to Israel to kill the researchers as long as black blood can be extracted from the Earth at huge profits we will never see this tech in our lifetime! Frack on!!!!

  15. Morris Givner says:

    Jews of all ages around the world are always encouraged to ask questions. This leads to great scientists and numerous Nobel Prizes in every field.
    The Ten Commandments of the Jews have laid the basis for ethical behaviour and have benefited peoples of all nations for thousands of years. Jewish exceptional creativity and discoveries have also benefited everyone directly or indirectly on the Planet Earth. It is time for the world to honour and praise Jews who have given so much to the world.

  16. Miki Bacsi says:

    If the price of camels go up, it will be easier to find in most Middle East countries a sex-jihad woman for that purpose… That would be the end of traditional muslim lifestyle.

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