Report: Israeli bio-fuel scientists conferring with US counterparts

A team of Israeli bio-fuel researchers are in the U.S. this week to engage in an extended dialogue with counterparts in the scientific community and government officials, according to a report from JTA, the global Jewish news service.
Report: Israeli bio-fuel scientists conferring with US counterparts

The 15 scientists who have made the trip were winners of the U.S.-Israel Bio-Energy Challenge, sponsored by two non-profit groups, the Israel Energy Partnership and the U.S.-Israel Science and Technology Foundation.

“Israel is a global leader in cutting-edge R&D in this area, so we hope the dialogue they begin with American experts during their trip here will help both countries advance their common goal of independence from traditional fossil fuels,” said Allan Jacobs, international president of B’nai B’rith International.

After a stop at the White House, the Israeli delegation will visit Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Emeryville, Calif., for meetings with senior officials from the Department of Energy, Department of Agriculture and NASA, as well as private and academic researchers, the news service said.

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