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Energy

Projects

Electric Vehicles in Israel

Electrification of the transportation sector serves the goals of reducing oil-dependency, lowering harmful air pollution in densely populated areas and decreasing greenhouse gases emissions, through the superiority of electric drivetrains in energy efficiency, compared to the conventional internal combustion engines. However, one of the main barriers for electric vehicle (EV) adoption remains the charging infrastructure availability.

Energy Forum

The purpose of the Energy Forum meetings is to provide a professional platform where professional can discuss specific energy related topics. At the same time, the Forum allows multilateral discussions encouraging projects in the fields of renewable and energy conservation. The forum meetings serve as a platform for defining professional, applicable positions, to be used by relevant decision makers.

Environmental aspects of the natural gas sector

The project includes a number of works carried out for the Ministry of Environmental Protection to examine the environmental effects of natural gas as a leading source of alternative transportation fuels, instead of oil.

Clean Energy Innovation Policy in Israel

The purpose of the project is to analyze the policy lessons arising from Israel's successful efforts to initiate, guide, and accelerate the process of technological innovation in the field of clean energy. The intention is to identify the basic principles of policy shaping that can be applied to any set of technologies and to other countries in different political, economic, and technological contexts. Based on a detailed analysis of these principles, the project formulates a series of general recommendations of best practices for innovation policy in the field of clean energy.

Feasibility of Commercial Production of Standard Fuel from Israeli Natural Gas (GTL)

The production of natural gas-based fuels using GTL technology is one of the existing alternatives that are on the agenda of the government for testing and evaluation, as well as other technologies for the production of substitute natural gas-based fuels.

The Technion's green campus

The Technion Green Campus Project, which has been promoted by the Samuel Neaman Institute for more than a decade, is designed to impart and enhance values on the subject of the environment ​​and its preservation within the Technion community. The project aims to take steps that promote the green environment around the campus, focusing on action, and to raise the environmental awareness of students, faculty members, and staff on campus, with the understanding that such awareness will continue to exert its influence outside the campus, in the homes and future workplaces of the future engineers.

"wheels of Life" in Israel

The "Wheels of Life" project was launched in 2013, in order to compare Israel's performance with the performance of other countries in five main dimensions of Israel's society: economics, innovation, science and technology, society-governance- education, environment, and energy. The data source used for comparative analysis is the World Competitiveness Yearbook of the IMD School of Management, a leading business school in Lausanne, Switzerland, which presents data on a wide range of global competitiveness variables in 60 countries.

An Analysis of Israel's Renewable Energy IndustryAn Analysis of the Renewable Energy Industry of Israel

This project began as part of a joint venture with the Newtech unit at the Ministry of Economics, and since 2015 it has continued with the funding of the Samuel Neaman Institute, as part of the Industrial Excellence Center. The goal of the project is to leverage Israel's position as a leader in the field of renewable energy, including energy production and its integration into the energy system, efficiency improvements, and the development of fuel substitutes.

Global Estimates Of Methane Emissions from Off-Shore Drilling Plants and Their Importance

The study reviews, for the Ministry of Environmental Protection, the world's regulations and methodologies for estimating methane emissions in the natural gas sector. In addition, the study presents an opinion concerning the relevance of these methodologies and their application for estimating methane emissions from natural gas facilities in Israel.

Israel Greenhouse Gases Reporting and Registration System

Climate change is receiving worldwide attention in light of its environmental, economic, and social implications for the developing and developed world. The Israeli government recognizes the importance of taking steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and acts accordingly.
Finished Projects

Challenges for Water Usage in Global Industry

This research project began in 2011 in cooperation with Newtech and the Israel Export Institute and was designed to increase the competitiveness of the Israeli water industry in the world. The project aims to map industrial sectors that use large amounts of water, requiring innovative technological developments to reduce water consumption per unit of product, to allow the release of emitted water while preserving the environment, and to highlight the solutions to opportunities and needs that will enable businesses to grow and become more robust.

Master Plan for Energy

The Environment and Energy team of the Samuel Neaman Institute is a member of the consulting team of TAHAL, which in 2011 won the tender to establish a master plan for the energy sector.

Collaboration with the Standards Institution of Israel

As part of the work with the Israeli Standards Institution, the Energy and Environment Team at the Neaman Institute completed in the beginning of 2012 documents that are supposed to assist the Institution in presenting the Voluntary Greenhouse Gas Registration and Reporting Scheme in Israel to organization in the county and the world.

Integration of waste-derived alternative fuels in Israel's transportation system

The world's transportation system is almost entirely based on oil-derived fuels, fed into internal combustion engines (ICE). Energy supply and demand markets – especially for transportation – are not economically unfettered and sustainable. According to the IEA, without targeted and active policies greenhouse gases and pollutants emissions from the energy sectors will more than double by 2050, all the while dealing with increasing fuels supply side difficulties and scarcity. The pathway to steer away from this future entails the dissemination of cleaner and more efficient transportation alternatives.

Integration of electric and hybrid vehicles in Israel's transportation system

This research is conducted within the framework of the government decision of 2011 regarding the operation of a national program to reduce global dependence on oil, and further to another government decision of 2013 regarding the reduction of Israeli dependence on oil for transportation. The research was submitted to the Ministry of National Infrastructure, Water and Energy.

Evaluating the Economic Damage of the Fuel Leak at Evrona

The study evaluates the economic damage of fuel leaking from the EAPC pipe that occurred at the Be'er Ora (Evrona) intersection in 12/03/14. This study was conducted for the Adam Teva V’Din (IUED) Association.

Environmental Technologies (Clean-Tech)

'Green' technologies in Israel and their business potential are relevant issues on the public agenda, with frequent media exposure. The environmental market is strong and growing worldwide, estimated at $600 Billion dollars per year, with an annual growth rate of 5-8%.

Israel's Role in The Global Bio-Ethanol Market - National Planning and Policy

Biofuels originating from agricultural products are one of the “hottest” issues in the global energy and commodity markets. The political and economical implications of biofuels are significant, especially for industrialized countries, which consume and engage in commerce with energy resources.

Energy Efficiency in the Milking Center of Ein Harod Ihud

The goal of this project was to examine means for the reduction of energy use or lowering energy costs in milking centers, and to propose measures that will include energy savings based on electricity and fuel consumption with a possible addition of solar energy, while meeting economical benefit criteria.

Green Aviation – Literature Review

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Ministry of Transport has approached the SamueNeaman Institute to conduct a literature review of the subject of "Green Aviation".

National Energy Technologies Research and Development Survey

This survey has been recently completed by the energy and environment team at the Samuel Neaman Institute, for the National Council for Research and Development (NCRD).

Architectural Education in Israel as a Means of Advancing Sustainable Planning

Examining ways (content and methods) for an educated integration of the subjects of sustainability and quality of the environment in the architectural studio in schools of architecture in Israel.

Activities on Innovation and Urban Planning

A team from the Neaman Institute, including Prof. Amnon Frenkel, Prof. Shlomo Maital and Dr. Daphne Getz, was part of a group that won a grant awarded by the European Union for research on "Demand-driven Innovation" (PICK-ME). The team was selected to lead the crucial Work Package #1. An innovative method for mapping innovation eco-systems in each participating country, developed by Profs. Frenkel and Maital, was presented to the project participants in Torino, Italy.

Clean Energy Innovation Policy in Israel

The purpose of the project is to analyze the policy lessons arising from Israel's successful efforts to initiate, guide, and accelerate the process of technological innovation in the field of clean energy. The intention is to identify the basic principles of policy shaping that can be applied to any set of technologies and to other countries in different political, economic, and technological contexts. Based on a detailed analysis of these principles, the project formulates a series of general recommendations of best practices for innovation policy in the field of clean energy.

Feasibility of Commercial Production of Standard Fuel from Israeli Natural Gas (GTL)

The production of natural gas-based fuels using GTL technology is one of the existing alternatives that are on the agenda of the government for testing and evaluation, as well as other technologies for the production of substitute natural gas-based fuels.

The Technion's green campus

The Technion Green Campus Project, which has been promoted by the Samuel Neaman Institute for more than a decade, is designed to impart and enhance values on the subject of the environment ​​and its preservation within the Technion community. The project aims to take steps that promote the green environment around the campus, focusing on action, and to raise the environmental awareness of students, faculty members, and staff on campus, with the understanding that such awareness will continue to exert its influence outside the campus, in the homes and future workplaces of the future engineers.

"wheels of Life" in Israel

The "Wheels of Life" project was launched in 2013, in order to compare Israel's performance with the performance of other countries in five main dimensions of Israel's society: economics, innovation, science and technology, society-governance- education, environment, and energy. The data source used for comparative analysis is the World Competitiveness Yearbook of the IMD School of Management, a leading business school in Lausanne, Switzerland, which presents data on a wide range of global competitiveness variables in 60 countries.