Our modern life depends on energy. With depleting oil reserves and soaring prices, world scientists and decision makers have prioritized the development of new energy sources as essential for the survival of future generations.
As the planet’s infinite energy resource, the sun offers direct power and the means to generate fuels. The scientific race is on to make these processes more efficient, competitive and effective.
In Israel, the cost of conventional fuels is multiplied, with regional instability threatening energy sources. In 2011, Israel put renewable energy sources high on the national agenda with the establishment of a nationwide multidisciplinary center of excellence to meet the scientific challenges of solar fuels.
Top Israeli scientists from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, and the Weizmann Institute of Science have teamed up with a cutting edge strategy to meet the global energy needs of tomorrow under the Solar Fuels I-CORE.