Navigation Links
Weizmann Institute solar technology to convert greenhouse gas into fuel
Date:6/7/2012

An Israeli-Australian venture will use solar technology developed at the Weizmann Institute of Science to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of brown coal. The venture has been recently launched in Israel by NewCO2Fuels Ltd., a subsidiary of the Australian company Greenearth Energy Ltd., which has acquired an exclusive worldwide license for the solar technology from Yeda, the Weizmann Institute's technology transfer arm.

The Weizmann technology makes use of concentrated solar energy to dissociate carbon dioxide (CO2) to carbon monoxide (CO) and oxygen (O2). This method, developed at the Weizmann Institute by Prof. Jacob Karni, also makes it possible to dissociate water (H2O) to hydrogen (H2) and oxygen (O2) at the same time it dismantles the CO2.

Carbon monoxide (CO), or its mixture with hydrogen called Syngas, can then be used as gaseous fuel, for example, in power plants, or converted to liquid fuel such as methanol, which can be stored, transported or used to power motor vehicles.

The method has proved successful in laboratory trials. NewCO2Fuels Ltd. is now building a solar reactor for the conversion of CO2 on an industrial scale. Part of the development is being performed in collaboration with the Canadian Institute for the Energies and Applied Research at the Weizmann Institute of Science.

Greenearth Energy expects the new Israeli-Australian venture to help harness the vast brown coal resources in the State of Victoria in south-eastern Australia, whose use has been limited until now by the high CO2 emission content from this type of coal. The possibility of converting CO2 to fuel in a clean and efficient manner will turn brown coal into a source of environmentally friendly fuel.


'/>"/>
Contact: Yivsam Azgad
news@weizmann.ac.il
972-893-43856
Weizmann Institute of Science
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Esther B. OKeeffe Foundation gives $2 million to the Scripps Research Institute
2. La Jolla Institute discovery could lead to new way to screen drugs for adverse reactions
3. CUNY Energy Institute battery system could reduce buildings electric bills
4. TGen leads new National Institutes of Health study of brain tumors
5. Merkin Family Foundation to fund next generation of Broad Institute scientists
6. NJIT, Chinas Bengbu Glass Institute sign agreement for R&D, training
7. Scripps Research Institute scientists develop antidote for cocaine overdose
8. Scripps Research Institute Professor Gerald F. Joyce elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences
9. Cary Institute Hydrofracking Forum
10. Minneapolis Heart Institute selected to participate in Cardiovascular Cell Therapy Research Network
11. Scripps Research Institute scientists find promising vaccine targets on hepatitis C virus
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/18/2014)... --  News Highlights: , ... Partners Data Lake, an agile data and analytics ... allow researcher and clinicians to explore and develop ... of patients , The Partners Data Lake ... Partners system, breaking down physical barriers for collaboration ...
(Date:11/12/2014)... , Nov. 12, 2014 Crossmatch™, a leading ... its U.are.U ® fingerprint readers have been deployed ... Central Mexico . The bakery chain ... eliminate payroll issues caused by employees clocking in for ... U.are.U fingerprint readers, Montparnasse relied on paper timecards and ...
(Date:11/7/2014)... conjunction with the Glendale and ... the Verdugos has announced the " GLENDALE - ... to keep the Verdugo Regional Crime Lab operational after its ... existence, the Lab has processed more than 400 DNA samples, ... "Because our number one priority is the wellbeing of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Partners HealthCare and EMC Unite to Solve Health Care's Toughest Challenges Using Big Data 2Partners HealthCare and EMC Unite to Solve Health Care's Toughest Challenges Using Big Data 3Partners HealthCare and EMC Unite to Solve Health Care's Toughest Challenges Using Big Data 4Partners HealthCare and EMC Unite to Solve Health Care's Toughest Challenges Using Big Data 5Montparnasse Pasteleria Achieves Time and Attendance Transparency with Crossmatch U.are.U Fingerprint Readers 2Community Foundation Of The Verdugos Unveils Campaign To Fund Glendale-Burbank DNA Justice Project 2
... a chronic swelling condition that can appear after ... million breast cancer survivors. Although lymphedema can cause ... chest, there is no national standard of diagnosis ... leading the American Lymphedema Framework Project (ALFP), a ...
... On the first anniversary of the American Recovery ... the nation,s research universities today provided nearly 100 examples ... is paying outsize short- and long-term dividends for the ... ARRA, $21.5 billion is allocated for research and science ...
... State University graduate students teaching introductory biology labs are ... engage their students in critical thinking, and even craft ... a Graduate Teacher Training Program supported by a portion ... university has received. The training program is operated by ...
Cached Biology News:Researchers develop standard of care for breast cancer survivors with lymphedema 2Universities highlight benefits of stimulus research funding 2Universities highlight benefits of stimulus research funding 3Oregon State trains graduate students to be better TAs 2Oregon State trains graduate students to be better TAs 3Oregon State trains graduate students to be better TAs 4
(Date:11/26/2014)... The ETC (Emerging Technology Centers) ... centers, announced today that applications for AccelerateBaltimore™ (AB) ... “Do you have a big idea?,” asked ETC’s ... know about it. AccelerateBaltimore helps you and your ... just 13 weeks.” Interested game changers with ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... November 25, 2014 SonaCare Medical, ... Ultrasound (HIFU) devices, recently participated in the American ... Mass 360° .” Key opinion leaders in urology ... related to small renal masses while attendees had ... ablative technologies in hands-on labs. Attendees at the ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... The Pittcon marketing department is pleased to announce ... app, Pittcon 2015 . The ... for iOS and Android devices and the Kindle Fire, ... after the event. It acts as an all-inclusive real-time ... Conferee Networking sessions and short courses. , The Pittcon ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... 26, 2014 SoundConnect , an ... proud to announce that Darren Suders has joined the ... Darren will drive the partner program through ... , Darren brings more than 10-years of ... roles in channel operations, from policy development, to partner ...
Breaking Biology Technology:AccelerateBaltimore Applications to Close in 6 Days 2AccelerateBaltimore Applications to Close in 6 Days 3SonaCare Medical Supports American Urology Association’s Small Renal Mass 360° Summit 2SonaCare Medical Supports American Urology Association’s Small Renal Mass 360° Summit 3Pittcon Releases 2015 Mobile App 2SoundConnect Appoints Director of Channel Development & Sales 2
... April 2 SPO Medical Inc. (OTC: SPOM),a leading ... monitoring devices, announced today that it has filed its ... 31, 2008. , Gross revenues ... revenues,reflect initial sales of SPO Medical,s finger oximeter PulseOx ...
... Biovista Inc. today,announced that BVA-101, its drug targeting ... the MOG-induced Experimental Allergic,Encephalomyelitis (EAE) murine model of ... MS and is aimed at neuroprotection, was shown ... toxic effects in this well,established model of MS. ...
... April 2 Chimerix, Inc., a biotechnology company ... the Company has joined the Medicines for Malaria ... to discover, develop and facilitate the delivery of ... will screen Chimerix, chemical library to identify activity ...
Cached Biology Technology:SPO Medical Files Annual Report for Fiscal 2008 2SPO Medical Files Annual Report for Fiscal 2008 3Biovista Inc. Announces Positive Efficacy Results in a Pre-Clinical Trial of its BVA-101 Repositioned Drug for Multiple Sclerosis 2Chimerix Joins International Network of Organizations to Cure Malaria 2Chimerix Joins International Network of Organizations to Cure Malaria 3
Cells are grown in triple flasks or roller bottles. Viability and growth data are generated from a parallel representative culture....
... Human Genetic Cell Bank Service The ... based on Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) immortalisation of ... the production of lymphoblastoid cell lines (LCLs). ... a renewable and expandable source of genomic ...
... are optimized for maximum packaging efficiencies of ... efficiency extracts (> 109 pfu/g with control ... library containing at least 5 107 ... are made from a specially designed phage ...
... has 20 years of expertise in the ... still offers the most powerful systems on ... to 40 000 in-microplate tests requiring incubation ... of different modules (such as worktable shaker ...
Biology Products: