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Making (infused) water out of wine

Anat Levi, CEO of Israel’s Wine Water Ltd, uses grape skins, seeds and sustainable processes to make O.Vine – infused spring water. Grape skins and seeds are rich in phytochemicals – shown to have positive health benefits. A tasty, nutritious … Continue reading

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Testing fruit for freshness

Israeli start-up AclarTech has developed the AclaroMeter app that works with a smartphone’s camera and the Israeli SCIO molecular scanner, to monitor the ripeness, freshness and quality of fruit and vegetables. It could revolutionize the global food market by helping … Continue reading

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Thinner, stronger and greener packaging

Israeli start-up Valentis is developing a packaging material that has a strength-to-weight ratio 8 times greater than stainless steel. The material is based on nano-crystalline cellulose (NCC), a biodegradable, transparent material made from plant pulp waste. http://trendlines.com/spotlight-coating-platform-food-packaging/ http://trendlines.com/portfolio/valentis/

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Treating sewage locally

Israel’s Negev Ecology has inaugurated a plant near Kibbutz Mishmar Hanegev that will treat “fatty” waste – sewage containing fats, organic matter and minerals. The Harov site is the first of its kind in the region. It will receive waste … Continue reading

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Israeli almonds have healing properties

Just in time for Tu Bishvat – the Jewish New Year for Trees, when the first almond blossoms appear in Israel. Israeli almonds are apparently far larger and contain more protein, calcium and vitamin E than imported varieties. For Israelis, … Continue reading

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Green fuel for the USA

The US Department of Energy is investing $9 million in Israeli alternative fuels start-up companies. Israeli biotech HCL says “We take agricultural waste and turn it into food for man and beast” http://english.themarker.com/u-s-investing-9-million-in-israeli-alternative-fuels-start-up-companies-1.367171

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