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27.10.2022 | ב חשון התשפג

Prof. Malachi Noked Wins Climate Solutions Prize

Prof. Malachi Noked, of the BIU Department of Chemistry and Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, received the Climate Solutions Prize for a sustainable energy storage system based on sodium-ion batteries

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Prof. Malachi Noked, of the Bar-Ilan University Department of Chemistry and the Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials received the Climate Solutions Prize, in recognition of the environmental impact of his work in developing active materials for sodium-ion batteries to create fuel cells as an environmentally friendly energy storage system.

The $2M prize was presented during the Climate Solutions Festival, a global conference bringing together government organizations, businesses, and non-profit entities to promote innovation in climate-related fields.

Arie Zaban, President of Bar Ilan University, expressed pride in the university's researchers and students who tackle complex challenges to address climate issues: "As a researcher and entrepreneur in the energy field, and also as the university’s president, I am very proud of our team of researchers and students who take on complex challenges to solve the climate problem that affects us all."

The Climate Solutions Prize is a joint initiative of JNF Canada, KKL-JNF, and Start-Up Nation Central, aimed at fostering Israeli researchers and entrepreneurs and positioning Israel as a global center for climate technology innovation.

In addition to Prof. Noked, other prize winners in the competition include Prof. Avner Rothschild of the Technion who was recognized for creating green hydrogen through water electrolysis without using membranes; and Prof. Itzhak Mizrahi of Ben-Gurion University for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and climate change through rational planning of the microbiome of cow stomachs.

Jeff Hart, Executive Chair of the Climate Solutions Prize, stated: "I am very excited to see how our dream is coming to life, a dream that fuels Israeli innovation, confirming the start-up nation's commitment to tackling the climate crisis."