Every year on June 5th, we celebrate World Environment Day, encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment.
Technion dedicates attention year-round to Environmental Science and Sustainability. Here are just a few ways in which Technion research and technologies make our world a better place.
THE GRAND TECHNION ENERGY PROGRAM
The Nancy and Stephen Grand Technion Energy Program at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology is a multidisciplinary research and education initiative, uniting experts from across the world and inspiring sustainable solutions to the global energy challenge.
Three current research programs are giving us new and renewed energy:
1. HYDROGEN ON DEMAND
Technion researchers have developed a new method for the production of hydrogen from water using solar energy.
2. RENEWABLE ENERGY
Did you know more energy from sunlight strikes the earth in one hour than is consumed on the planet in one year? Discover how Technion researchers are harnessing this power in an affordable way.
3. ALTERNATIVE FUELS
From solar to hydrogen to wood materials, these researchers are exploring even more ways to decrease our carbon footprint.
Technion promotes a greener world as much within the campus as outside of it.
GREEN CAMPUS PROJECT
The Technion Green Campus Project, which has been promoted by the Samuel Neaman Institute for more than a decade, is designed to impart and enhance values on the subject of the environment and its preservation within the Technion community.
GARDEN OF EDEN
On the Technion campus on Mt. Carmel is an ecological garden. The idea of Prof. Emeritus Zev Naveh became a reality that is beautiful and serene, providing a wonderful landscape for learning about nature.
A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT MEANS A HEALTHIER YOU
The Technion Center of Excellence in Exposure Science and Environmental Health (TCEEP) which supports state-of-the-art research on human exposure and response to air pollutants.
One of the ongoing research projects touches many; the impact of pollution on autism spectrum disorders. One of the researchers is a fellow Canadian, Yuval.
CAN BACTERIA GIVE YOU ENERGY?
Thanks to three Technion researchers, including Professor Noam Adir from the Schulich Faculty of Chemistry, energy harvesting from cyanobacteria might be the way of the future.
Throughout evolution this photosynthetic bacteria has come to be appreciated as they perform their function without the generation of pollution. Discover how this fascinating process works.
CLEAN WATER IS ALL AROUND US
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that by 2025, about half of the world’s population will live in areas where there is a shortage of clean drinking water. Technion researchers have developed a model for a system that separates the moisture naturally present in the air around us and converts it into drinking water.
Associate Professor David Broday helped develop this system based on a simple yet powerful principal; “the amount of moisture in the atmosphere is equal to the amount of fresh liquid water in the world). This is a huge amount of water freely available to everyone with no restrictions.”