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Israel – a hot country helping to cool the planet

There is no avoiding the issue of climate change and imperatively, the issue is being increasingly prioritized on the international agenda. In May of this year, a new study led by the Weizmann Institute of Science concluded that storms in the Southern Hemisphere have already reached intensity levels previously predicted to occur only in the year 2080. In short, the report indicated, worryingly, that the Earth’s climate is changing even faster than predicted.

Much needs to be done globally. In Israel, the climate issue has always been a consideration. Its arid climate and shortage of natural resources forced Israel to be creative in the spheres of energy and water management. Since the 1950’s solar panels have been used to heat water in close to 90% of homes while the country’s water revolution was accomplished through a combination of national water conservation campaigns, reusing water for agricultural purposes, and the construction of energy-efficient desalination plants.

As they have done in other sectors, such as water and cybersecurity, Israeli policymakers and industries collaborated, not only to tackle challenges, but also to stimulate industry sector evolution by supporting innovation, growing indigenous companies, and ultimately creating solutions for the domestic market and global export. The significant report: Israel’s State of Climate Tech 2021 by the Israel Innovation Authority and PLANETTech – a nonprofit innovation community for climate change technologies – reaffirmed this collaborative commitment. 

Today, according to Startup Nation Central, Israel is home to more than 700 companies that offer “ClimateTech” solutions that transcend many sectors such as Manufacturing, Construction, Alternative Food, Agriculture, Transport and Mobility, and Water. Among those are companies such as: 

Electriq~Global has developed a fuel that comprises 60% water. The company’s process technology extracts hydrogen from liquid fuel, which is then harnessed to create electricity to power vehicles.

Tomorrow – whose technology aims to democratize access to global weather forecasting and enable organizations to prepare for and mitigate the business impact of weather.

ECOncrete- which produces bio-enhancing concrete technology that supports biodiversity, and carbon storage, and offers superior structural performance to any concrete marine infrastructure. 

Electreon- is a leading provider of wireless charging solutions and end-to-end electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure to global partners, regional municipalities, Departments of Transportation, and fleet operators. Electron currently operates a first-of-a-kind wireless Electric Road and stationary charging station in Tel Aviv.

In addition to this, many multinational companies, such as Mercedes Benz, Asos, Hitachi, and Uber are partnering with Israeli climate-tech solutions companies, further amplifying their impact around the world. 

This type of global interaction and cooperation is essential and it can also offer economic and technological development and opportunity. To quote President Issac Herzog, who launched the Israeli Climate Forum earlier this year; “The global climate crisis is here with full force, and it is getting worse. We have a mighty mission, and we will rise to it only if we work together, in an Israeli partnership, in a Middle Eastern partnership, and a partnership of all of humanity.”

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Israeli GenCell, Simtel & Vodafone Deploy Ammonia-based Off-grid Power Solution in Romania

GenCell Energy, a leading provider of hydrogen and ammonia power solutions and SIMTEL Team (SMTL), the Romanian market leader for rooftop photovoltaic (PV) plant solutions have deployed a GenCell FOX™ ammonia-based off-grid power solution field test at a mobile telecom tower site in Romania, operated by Vodafone.

The GenCell FOX is a low-temperature alkaline fuel cell which generates power from liquid ammonia – one of the most effective and energy-dense carbon-free hydrogen carriers – with only water, nitrogen and heat as its by–products.  

The solution has been designed to comply with strict zero-emission sustainability objectives, ensure resilient 24/7 continuous power even in harsh weather conditions, and minimise operating expenses through its use of economical and widely available liquid ammonia fuel.

Liquid ammonia is less flammable than gasoline, propane, hydrogen or natural gas and emits a strong odor that makes leaks rapidly detectable. When handled in accordance with regulations and proper equipment, liquid ammonia achieves excellent safety records. Composed of nitrogen and hydrogen, ammonia is carbon-free, and thanks to the broad availability of existing infrastructure, growing market demand and technological developments, ammonia is an increasingly cost-effective green energy vector.  

GenCell follows strict procedures for safe handling of ammonia. Its equipment incorporates built-in sensors that will shut down fuel cell operation immediately on detection of any leaks. The GenCell FOX™ is an off-grid product that is designated for placement in remote locations distanced from urban areas and requires minimal on-site maintenance and service.

The objective of the field test was to evaluate the ammonia-based power solution’s performance, resilience and cost-savings potential over a six-week timescale. Initial results from the test indicate that the system operated reliably, providing required power output through the entire test period. The system was operated autonomously and minimal intervention from GenCell personnel was required. Upon demonstration of the resilient and reliable performance of the solution, Vodafone will showcase it to different business units.

Rami Reshef, CEO GenCell
GenCell is seeing a substantial uptake in interest in its solutions across the telecom sector, especially in Europe where regulations are tightening against carbon emissions. Alkaline fuel cell technology can help operators implement renewable power solutions directly at mobile sites, even when they are located in remote locations and the toughest climate conditions.

Radu Villau, CTO & Co-Founder of Simtel
We understand the tough power challenges facing our MNO customers. After testing the GenCell’s FOX for more than 1,200 hours continuously in different power loads at a live telecom site, we are confident that the GenCell FOX stand-alone power solution can offer a solution to these challenges, keeping remote mobile towers running continuously while complying with increasingly strict European regulations around the use of fossil fuels. Following this successful field test, we expect to explore more opportunities for deployment of joint projects together by Simtel and GenCell.

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Liquid Gold | Israeli Companies in the Fertilizer Game

A viral video has perfectly summed up a “terrifying” crisis facing the nation within weeks.

In recent days, the urea shortage plaguing Australia and the world has made headline after headline as it threatens to pull tens of thousands of trucks and private vehicles off the road and cause countless everyday items to disappear from supermarket shelves.

Not only is urea used in fertiliser, it is also a key ingredient in diesel ­exhaust fluid (DEF) – also known as AdBlue – which is injected into the exhaust systems of modern diesel vehicles in order to reduce emissions, which is a mandatory requirement for trucks, private vehicles and tractors.

The shortage is expected to peak by February, and could devastate our agriculture and transport industries, along with countless other sectors.

But while the problem is a complex one, an Aussie farmer has explained exactly why we should all be concerned.

Under the popular TikTok account FNQBeersBullsBoars, Queensland cattle farmer Matt Ferguson-Tait began by explaining that urea was essential in his industry, as it was used as a protein for cattle.

So, who are the Israeli companies in the liquid gold game that Australia can look to for inspiration and support?


Groundwork BioAg produces mycorrhizal inoculants for commercial farming. Containing concentrated and vigorous beneficial fungi, the company’s Rootella and Dynomyco inoculants can improve soil nutrient uptake in plants, increase crop yields, improve resistance to several types of stress, and reduce fertilizer requirements. Groundwork BioAg has demonstrated significant yield increases in numerous major crops, including corn, soybeans, sorghum, tomatoes, onions, and cannabis.


HomeBiogas produces small-scale, off-grid systems that convert organic waste, including food waste, animal manure, and human waste, into clean, renewable energy and natural fertilizer.

HomeBiogas systems offer functional and monetary value to households and small farmers while also having a positive impact on the environment. The systems provide health, sanitation, and clean energy solution for billions of people who have resorted to using firewood and charcoal to meet their cooking needs.

HomeBiogas has partnered and completed projects with many governments and international organizations, including the United Nations, Red Cross, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and SNV Netherlands Development Organization.

Haifa Group

Haifa Group supplies specialty plant nutrients and potassium nitrate for agriculture and industry.

The group’s products include the Nutrigation for precise fertilization through irrigation systems, foliar nutrition solutions for complementary and corrective nutrition, and controlled-release fertilizers for nutrient use efficiency.

Haifa Group has also developed knowledge-sharing platforms such as the Haifa NutriNet online expert system, which enables growers to access up-to-date optimized fertilization programs for their crops.

Haifa Group formally joined the UN Global Compact, adopting 17 Sustainable Development Goals principles. Haifa’s global operations span over 100 countries with 16 subsidiaries, 4 production plants, and 5 logistics terminals.


ICL is a global manufacturer of products based on specialty minerals primarily in agriculture, food, and engineered materials.

ICL produces approximately a third of the world’s bromine and is the sixth-largest potash producer, as well as the leading provider of pure phosphoric acid. It is a major manufacturer of specialty fertilizers, specialty phosphates, and flame retardants. ICL’s mining and manufacturing activities are supported by global distribution and supply networks and are located in Israel, Europe, the Americas, and China.

ICL operates within a strategic framework of sustainability that includes a commitment to the environment, support of communities in which ICL’s manufacturing operations are located and where its employees live, and a commitment to all its employees, customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders.


VGI produces organic fertilizers from natural components that support healthy, natural plant growth. Its products reduce carbon dioxide emissions in agricultural production and help break the cycle of excess chemical use in agriculture.

VGIs product lines include the KF formulation for home gardening or agriculture, which is designed to enhance crop size, weight, colour, and yield. It is non-toxic to humans, non-polluting, and does not scorch leaves. The product can be applied through irrigation systems or as a foliar spray or soil drench. Deshen Hatzafon Established in Israel in October 2012 by 7 cooperative organizations representing 260 farming communities in Israel, that together own approximately 150,000 hectares of cultivated farmland.
The Company’s vision is to provide the farmer with the utmost agronomic knowledge to achieve the most efficient treatment for his crops.

Our products offer increased yields with reduced costs whilst at the same time being environmentally friendly by preventing soil and water contamination.

We produce bespoke solid and liquid fertilizers in a wide variety of forms, based on local soil and water type, farmers requirements and agronomists analysis, in order to provide optimal nutrition for all agricultural crops.

Our R&D department, agronomist and professional staff strive for excellence, producing the highest quality products while providing the most professional service. 
The Company’s personnel, led by farmers with field experience, understand our clients’ needs and are able to adapt our services to each client.

We are constantly in search of new ways to improve and simplify agricultural work while maximizing crop yield.


Gat Fertilizers produces tailor-made, fully water-soluble solid and liquid fertilizers for fertigation and basic pre-plant applications.

The company’s Gatit series of solid, fully water-soluble NPK fertilizers can be applied via irrigation systems. Its Shaphir solutions are used for fertigation in greenhouses, nurseries, orchards, and crops on artificial media. Gat also offers a line of micro-element fertilizers.


Efal Agri breeds vegetable seeds and develops raw materials for applications including plant protection, field crops, cosmetics, and water treatment. The company’s product line includes soil disinfection products, pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, fertilizers and feed additives, veterinary medical products, and growth regulators.

Efal Agri is part of Efal Chemical Industries Ltd.


Future Tense develops, produces, and licenses a wide range of fertilizers, pesticides, and other products that are both potent and environmentally acceptable.

Future Tense products, such as Ductil-D, Dentamet, Bio-D, and AZN, are designed to nourish, protect, and enhance crop production. The company also has several products in various stages of development, including ecological soil disinfectants and pesticides, organic chelates, and micronutrient fertilizers.


Lextran specializes in sulphur oxide (SOx) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) catalytic pollutant removal in an open-spray tower technology.

The company’s patented technology introduces a multi-pollutant removal process that requires minimal equipment, a relatively small footprint, and only liquid reagents. Its process is considerably less costly in terms of investment and operation than technologies that treat each pollutant separately. In addition, Lextran’s process yields a commercial-grade fertilizer as a byproduct.

Lextran’s technology is suitable for customers such as coal and heavy fuel-fired power plants and industrial installations, diesel power plants, solid waste-management incinerators, and any other combustion plant emitting SOx and NOx.

Lextran is a subsidiary of Ludan Engineer.

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gorillaLink is a plug and play PaaS solution that seamlessly enables connectivity of smart devices across multiple satellite networks providing 100% global coverage.

We want to re-define the way industries seamlessly utilise their communication devices in a smart and unprecedented way, that allows them to be more efficient and cost effective.

Easy to integrate edge to cloud via satellite connectivity solution. Billing, link management and on boarding process in a single Platform as a Service. 

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iXDen | Cyber Security for IoT Devices

IXDen provides security software solutions for IoT devices, industrial control systems, and sensors. IXDen introduces patent-pending technology to protect critical infrastructure from attacks via IoT devices by implementing a biometric-like multi-factor authentication approach.

IXDen provides a solution for operational technology and enables users to manage their IoT assets safely and remotely. IXDen employs a new technology to secure IoT devices and brings the equivalent of human identity verification (something users have, something they know, something they are) into M2M communication security while establishing elaborate and strong device identity.

IXDen creates a biometric identity for any IoT device and performs multi-factor authentication driven by proprietary mathematical and behavioral models, statistics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.

IXDen models statistical behavior of the systems, machines, and processes, and it identifies the system’s normal behavior based on the sensor information, combining pre-knowledge of the device with behavioral analytics.

IXDen’s solution provides companies with an IXDen Grade that indicates the health status of the system and enables detection of abnormal behavior and prediction of potential misbehavior of the system.

If you manage critical infrastructure assets please email us for a proof of value.

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Atlantium Technologies | Ultraviolet-based Water Treatment

Atlantium Technologies Ltd provides safe and sustainable water treatment solutions based on ultraviolet (UV) disinfection, fiber optics, and hydraulics. Its systems offer high levels of water safety and provide industry and municipalities with a sustainable, measurable option.

Atlantium offers solutions for water-dependent heavy and light industries, including power and energy, biopharmaceuticals, food and beverages, dairy, aquaculture and aquariums, and municipal water providers. The company’s UV systems are field-proven globally, with Fortune 500 companies among its customers.

The company’s solutions conform to strict U.S. FDA and EPA regulations.

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Clairion – Industrial Pollutant Removal Solutions

Clairion is a cleantech startup specializing in innovative solutions for the removal of pollutants from industrial flue gas streams using novel patented technology developed by experts in green chemistry.

The company’s solutions include C-HgR for removing mercury (Hg), and C-MPR, a multiple-pollutant removal solution for removing NOx, SOx, Hg, and other pollutants and transforming them into useful products. Both solutions utilize novel liquid-based absorption and separation processes.

Clairion’s absorbing liquid is implemented in a wet scrubber in which the liquid comes in contact with the flue gas. Pollutants are simultaneously separated from the gas and absorbed by the liquid. In a parallel selective separation process, the pollutants are then extracted for use as products with commercial value and the liquid is fully regenerated and reused.

Clairion’s technology is scalable and therefore applicable to a variety of industries, plants, and processes. Its solutions offer high removal efficiency for regulatory compliance in a smaller footprint while providing usable product instead of waste streams, with overall cost reductions of up to 30% or more.

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Vigdu Technologies

Vigdu Technologies is creating solutions to prevent potential induced degradation (PID) and restore system efficiency from power degradation in photovoltaic (PV) cells. The company’s main products are external and embedded PID Preventive and Restorative Degradation Devices for string and central inverters.

The device is connected to the solar system and renews affected solar panels overnight by applying voltage against and recovering power degradation in the PV modules.

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Israel Powers Up the Clean Energy Revolution

As climate change spurs nations to shift away from fossil fuels and embrace clean energy, technological innovation is playing a vital role in enabling the transition – and with its robust innovation ecosystem, Israel is a critical part of the energy revolution.

From the cutting-edge innovations that have helped dramatically reduce the cost of solar power to smart solutions for helping enterprises curb their energy consumption, Israel is harnessing its technological know-how to power a more sustainable future for the planet. According to the Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute, the Israeli water, renewable energy, and environmental industry includes no fewer than 800 companies and approximately 200 startups. And with valuable R&D support through initiatives like the Israel Innovation Authority’s Renewable Energy Technology Center, the public and private sectors are committed to nurturing this growing ecosystem.

Here’s a look at a few of the companies who are putting Israeli energy innovation on the map:

  • Founded in 2006, SolarEdge developed a direct current (DC) optimized inverter system for boosting solar energy production while lowering the cost of energy produced. The NASDAQ-traded company employs 2,300 people globally and has deployed more than 1.25 million monitored systems in more than 130 countries across the globe.
  • SmartGreen’s cloud-based platform leverages machine learning algorithms, data analytics, and IoT technology to monitor and optimize commercial and industrial facilities’ energy usage. Founded in 2013, the company works with customers including McDonald’s Israel, Electra Ltd., and HP, helping businesses save 25 percent on energy costs.
  • StoreDot aims to help accelerate the electric vehicle revolution with its ultra-high-speed charging battery technology. StoreDot flash batteries can be charged in a mere five minutes, compared to 45 minutes to several hours with conventional batteries. Since its founding in 2012, the company has secured funding from prominent investors including Samsung, Mercedes Benz, BP, and Daimler. StoreDot aims to begin manufacturing its batteries in the United States by 2022.

Israel’s commitment to clean energy innovation is also reflected in the Ministry of Energy’s 2030 plan, which calls for all new vehicles in the country to be electricity and CNG-powered and for the elimination of coal-powered electricity, with natural gas and renewables accounting for all electricity production by the next decade.

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Kalisaya is a portable solar power system manufacturing company developing the KaliPAK®, a portable energy device, that will be autonomous, highly usable, portable and will respond to numerous use cases where grid-based electric power is absent

Kalisaya are looking to find an Australian partner to oversee and manage local manufacturing and assembly capabilities.