The U.S. Energy DepartmentÂ and the Israeli governmentÂ have invested a total of $4 million in five clean energy projects throughÂ the Binational Industrial Research and DevelopmentÂ Energy program.
The investmentsÂ build on aÂ partnershipÂ between DOEÂ and Israel’s ministry of national infrastructure, energy and water resourcesÂ under the U.S. Israel Energy DialogueÂ that seeksÂ to promote the use of clean energy technologies and foster natural gas regulations.
âThe collaboration through BIRD Energy… will help both nations continue to work together to foster research and development efforts, build on the ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement and drive down the costs of clean energy technologies,â said Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.
Recipients of fundsÂ under the BIRD Energy initiativeÂ include:
- BrightSource Industries and Dynamis Solutions
- CelDezyner and POET Research
- Solview Systems and Yarotek PR
- Technion IIT and Pajarito Powder
- Waves Audio and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Each teamÂ will work to address energy challenges and opportunities of interest to Israel and the U.S. throughÂ the development and commercialization of clean energy technologies.