Showing results 1-10 of 20 for 'alternative-energy'
Splitting water molecules to produce hydrogen for fuel holds promise for alternative energy. However, current methods of water splitting also form hydrogen peroxide, which adversely affects the process. Now, Prof. Ron Naaman and an international team have found a way to control the spin of electrons, resulting in hydrogen-peroxide-free water splitting.
Our rapidly changing climate makes it more imperative than ever to have reliable, affordable forms of energy. As head of the Institute’s Alternative Energy Research Initiative, Prof. David Cahen is helping to make this happen – both through his own work and by issuing grants to Weizmann scientists pursuing alternative energy solutions.
Prof. David Cahen, head of the Weizmann Institute’s Alternative Energy Research Initiative, and colleague Prof. Leeor Kronik discuss humankind’s energy problem – specifically, that we cannot keep using energy as we do today – and potential solutions, such as use of highly efficient solar power. The event was held at The Gregory School in Tucson.
It’s hot outside – and getting hotter. The Times of Israel examines whether Weizmann’s Prof. Jacob Karni might have developed a solution, saying that he and “an entrepreneur have patented a device that extracts carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and turns it into fuel. They say it has the potential to save life on our planet.”
Israel21c covers the latest advance in Prof. Jacob Karni’s award-winning method for producing clean energy. The process, being brought to market by NewCO2Fuels, takes a wasted source of energy – the heat put out by factories – and converts its CO2 into synthetic gas which, in turn, is used for products like plastic, fertilizer, and liquid fuel.
The developing world is in need of continual, reliable, power – and solar energy would be an “ideal solution,” except that it doesn’t work at night, when electricity is most needed. Weizmann to the rescue! As The Times of Israel reports, Ethiopia is now using a Weizmann Institute technology that “works 24/7 – even at night and when it’s cloudy.”
The Australian profiles the Weizmann Institute’s Prof. Jacob Karni, who is bringing his advances in solar technology to Australia. A new company, NewCO2Fuels, aims to “help the operations of the nation’s biggest gas companies become more efficient and environmentally friendly.”
The Jerusalem Post reports that Rehovot-based firm NewCO2Fuels aims to harness extreme heat that is currently emitted – and wasted – by factories, and use it to drive an innovative fuel production process that was developed by Weizmann’s Prof. Jacob Karni. This “recycled” heat will replace solar in a method for producing synthetic gas.
The Miami Herald interviews actor Matthew Modine about his new role: environmental advocate. Modine has long been vocal about protecting our resources, and set up a program to encourage bike riding. Impressed by Weizmann science, he has now partnered with us at the American Committee to share the Institute’s amazing environmental research.
A hundred years ago, Chaim Weizmann – a preeminent chemist and namesake of the Weizmann Institute, as well as Israel’s first president – proposed a method of producing biofuel. Today, researchers at the University of California are developing his concept. Has the time come for Dr. Weizmann’s vision to be realized?