The Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Innovation Authority continue to invest in climate and environmental technologies: grants totaling NIS 6 million to five start-ups that will conduct pilots in these areas; Total support so far: over 40 pilots amounting to approximately NIS 50 million
In the seventh round of support in the joint pilot track of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Innovation Authority, the winning companies will carry out demonstration projects for recycling grass clippings, cloud-based management of an urban waste system, remote sensing for detecting fuel pipeline leaks, micro-grid management and cold energy storage; In light of the track’s success, another round of support has been opened for submissions until July 25, 2022.
Zvika Goltzman, Acting Vice President of Growth, Innovation Authority: “This is the seventh joint call for the Innovation Authority and the Ministry of Environmental Protection, in which more than 40 pilot programs in the fields of environmental protection have been approved so far in the amount A total support of approximately NIS 50 million. Innovative technologies in the fields of gas play a critical role in reducing pollutant emissions into the air, land and water. The pilot route in cooperation with the Ministry of Environmental Protection will continue to allow Israeli entrepreneurs to experiment in the field and prove the technological feasibility of their products in order to help promote and maintain the position of local companies at the forefront of cleantech technologies in the world.
Avital Eshat, director of the field of economics and technologies, Ministry of Environmental Protection: “The field of climate and environmental technologies is characterized by a market failure and therefore government support is required. Capital investment in this field is expected to give a significant return to the economy, but the private market sees high risk and return in the long term. The fruitful cooperation with the Innovation Authority that began in 2018 is expected to continue and expand, with the aim of growing a diverse and stable Israeli ecosystem that harnesses local strengths for the benefit of the fight against the climate crisis and the improvement of Israel’s environmental performance”
The pilot track shared by the Innovation Authority and the Ministry of Environmental Protection offers support to innovative Israeli technology companies that develop solutions in the fields of climate and environment, such as recycling and waste resource management, water and wastewater resource management, energy production from renewable sources and energy storage, energy efficiency, treatment of pollution and environmental hazards, construction Green and more. The track is intended for mature start-up companies whose product they developed has been technologically proven in the laboratory stage and is ready for a commercial demonstration in the field, in preparation for the growth of the company and its transformation into a complete company.
The world of climate and environmental technologies crosses different and varied industries and fields, and creates opportunities for companies from different industries to cooperate in responding to various environmental technological challenges. Among them are the challenges of the climate crisis, and in particular the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for the effects of climate change on the availability of various natural resources and on human health and the environment. The goal of the joint support is to accelerate the development, commercialization and implementation of technologies that will lead to more efficient use of natural resources and reduce contamination and environmental risks. The support track supports commercial demonstration projects of these technologies that are carried out in cooperation between the startups and technology companies and the running sites (“pilots”).
The winning companies in the current round of grants are:
- Canary Technologies: Development of a reactor and treatment protocols for urban pruning recycling on a semi-commercial scale. Utilizing the recycling process to produce phytochemicals of great economic value as flavoring agents in the food industry.
- Okeitogo: a smart platform that includes central management in the cloud, combined with cameras and sensors to manage and control the entire cleaning system and waste collection in the authorities Municipalities.
- Aquarius Spectrum: continuous monitoring and detection of leaks in fuel pipelines using acoustic sensors and pressure gauges.
- IOAD Systems:
- Development of a management system for the microgrid, which includes control, control and management of renewable energy generation systems, connection to an electricity company to manage energy storage means and various electricity consumers. The system will determine, control and operate an optimal operating regime.
- Nostromo: Backup, redundancy and diversion of electricity demand for cooling in accordance with carbon network congestion through the integration of a cold energy storage system as part of the cooling system in the data center at the pilot site.