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Israel and California are clean tech dreaming

“Spoon feeding the next deal,” Shuly Galili, the executive director of the California-Israel Chamber of Commerce. Ormat’s geothermal energy plants, Hillpoint Energy’s promising new wind turbines that are lighter than air, Solel’s solar energy park in California’s Mohave Desert – …

EWA squeezes drinking water from thin air

For some countries, fresh water is an expensive commodity. EWA may have the solution. For Dr. Etan Bar, CEO of EWA, it was a question of priorities. His company, which focuses both on solar energy and clean water extraction from …

Israeli scientist uses enzymes to change the world

Enzyme technology researcher Dr. Sobhi Basheer, entrepreneur and director of the Galilee Society. In the world of biology, an enzyme is a change agent – a catalyst that can cause chemical reactions, shaking things up and producing a new, and …

Israel’s Mitam is a tick’s green nemesis

Mitam’s CEO Tzali Cnaani aims to bring an environmentally safe solution against ticks to market by 2010. Who doesn’t love bringing our favorite furry friends into the house – even to curl up on the bed? But the freeloading ticks …

An electrifying solution for wastewater treatment

An Israeli company aims to revolutionize wastewater disposal by harnessing a bacteria found in nature that decomposes organic matter and creates electricity at the same time. Industrial and municipal waste doesn’t go away when we flush it down the drain. …

Giving new life to electronic junk

Israel Ganot, co-founder of Gazelle: “The bigger story is making sure items get a second life.” Some of the iPhones get sold on eBay, older cell phones and laptops are repurposed and shipped to India and China for resale, while …

Looking forward to Jerusalem’s light rail future

Construction of the new light rail system may be bogging Jerusalem down now, but it’s likely to transform the city’s dilapidated downtown into a thriving destination. Stepping into one of the sleek and shiny new light rail vehicles set to …