Professor Herskowitz Boardroom Lunch


Drop-in renewable green jet fuel:

A sustainable proposition that becomes reality


The Israel Trade Commission (ITC) together with the United States Studies Centre (USSC) and the Australian Initiative for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (AISAF) are pleased to invite you to attend a boardroom lunch briefing by Professor Moti Herskowitz, Vice-President and Dean for R & D at Ben Gurion University – focusing on innovation and renewable fuels. The lunch will kindly be hosted by Baker & Mckenzie.

Professor Moti Herskowitz, professor of chemical engineering and researcher in the fields of advanced materials, catalysis and multiphase reactors, has been Vice-President and Dean for Research and Development since 2003. He has published over 120 papers and 22 patents based on basic and applied research in novel renewable and clean fuels as well as processes for their production. The Blechner Center, under the leadership of Professor Herskowitz, has succeeded in developing outstanding expertise in heterogeneous catalysis and catalytic processes. The scientific topics are related to fundamental aspects of novel catalytic nanomaterials.

ExxonMobil has announced recently that the Blechner Center is a partner in the development of a breakthrough technology that will facilitate on-board generation of hydrogen thus advancing the application of fuel cells for transportation. Another patented technology developed at the Blechner Center is the production of advanced, green diesel fuel from vegetable and animal oil. Professor Herskowitz is currently engaged in the development of liquid fuels production from carbon dioxide and hydrogen.


The lunch will be moderated by Dr Susan Pond AM, Chair of the Australian Initiative for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (AISAF) and
Vice President of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE). AISAF aims to secure the future of aviation through the commercial production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). AISAF is a coalition of the diverse participants from business, government and civil sectors who collectively create the various SAF supply chains. AISAF builds relationships, collects and shares data, identifies resources, challenges, gaps and opportunities and works collaboratively within Australia and internationally.

This boardroom lunch briefing is complimentary, however places are limited.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of a thought-provoking discussion on the future of alternative fuels and the innovative technologies that are shaping that future. The lunch will also offer a chance to explore partnership opportunities and promises to be an interesting and insightful event.

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