July Blog

It is summer in Israel and the country, renowned for its busy pace, has been busy delivering innovation and trade at record levels.  Israeli technology is making online business safer, and the tourism sector has returned to its post-COVID norm. 

The focus of this month’s blog is sustainability.  Israel has a world leading environmental focus, with just a few examples below of activities and innovation that has a positive impact on climate change.

PLANETech is a non-profit innovation community for climate change technologies – a joint venture of the Israel Innovation Institute and Consensus Business Group.  They will be hosting the first global climate tech conference in Israel in September.  Contact us for more information. 

Earlier this month Israel hosted its first conference on carbon removal and sequestration. Projects presented included deep-sea seaweed to capture CO2 for photosynthesis and converting organic waste into biochar.  Special guest Perumal Arumugam, the UN’s chief designer of a universal carbon trading market, said that Israel’s carbon capture sector had a “big future” and that Israel could be a market leader.

Start up company Aquarius Engines has invented a replacement for the combustion engine.  It weighs 22lb, can run on pollution-free hydrogen and can power a car for 750 miles on a single tank of gas.  The ground breaking company now has a $US 5 billion market capitalisation and can be viewed on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0LplvN4M1s

In another world first, Lusix, a prime grower of lab-grown diamonds (LGDs), unveiled its Sun Grown DiamondsTM, revealing that its entire diamond growing operation is now 100% solar powered. Lusix’s whole operation is now fully powered by a dedicated 30-megawatt solar farm situated in southern Israel.

The Arava International Center for Agricultural Training (AICAT) has trained 20,000 students from 16 countries in methods that raise their yield and their income. The students pay tuition fees from the money they earn while gaining practical work experience on local farms.

As fertile soils turn into sand in the rest of the world, Israel is turning sand into fertile soil, producing 99% of its own food & leading innovation in agriculture technology.  Read more about the Isha Foundation, Sadhguru’s experience in developing sustainable soil and turning desert terrain into productive farmland and agricultural fields.

Israelis have unlocked the secrets of cellular plant biology, taking active ingredients from plants to develop supplements that the body needs to survive and thrive. Hear from Professor Uri Lesmes at Israel’s Technion Institute, and then from the co-founders of Israel’s Bioharvest.  See the video “Why food tech in Israel will change our future.”

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