Pajarito Powder named recipient of BIRD Energy Partnership grant with Israel

November 24, 2016

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Pajarito Powder named recipient of BIRD Energy
Partnership grant with Israel

November 24th, 2016 • Posted by PPC • Permalink

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Israel’s Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy, and Water Resources (MIEW), along with the Israel Innovation Authority, announced Pajarito Powder, LLC among the five clean energy projects as part of the Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Energy program.

Pajarito Powder teamed with Technion IIT in Haifa, Israel to develop lower cost catalysts for energy storage and energy generation devices used to level intermittent renewable sources or for back-up applications.

“The collaboration through BIRD Energy leverages the work of top energy scientists in the U.S. and Israel which 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,” said DOE Secretary Moniz.

BIRD Energy began in 2009 as a result of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Since then, BIRD Energy has funded 32 projects with a total investment of about $26 million, including the five selected projects announced today, which will leverage cost-share for a total project value of $8.6 million. The program encourages cooperation between Israeli and American companies through funding joint research and development in a range of clean energy sub-sectors including energy efficiency, biofuels, and solar energy.

For more information, visit the BIRD Foundation.

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