BIRD Energy Announces Opportunities for Funding U.S.-Israel Cooperation for Renewable Energy & Efficiency and Gas Technologies

New Call for Proposals issued by BIRD Energy, a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Israel Ministry of Energy jointly with the Israel Innovation Authority

BIRD Energy announced its next funding cycle for U.S.-Israel joint project proposals with a focus on Renewable Energy and Efficiency and Natural Gas Technologies

To be considered, a project proposal must include R&D cooperation between two companies or cooperation between a company and a university/research institution (one from the U.S. and one from Israel). The proposal should have significant commercial potential and the project outcome should lead to commercialization.

Examples of research and development topics within the scope of this call are: Solar and Wind Power, Advanced Vehicle Technologies and Alternative Fuels, Smart Grid, Storage, Water-Energy Nexus, Advanced Manufacturing or any other Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency technology. This year the topic of Natural gas technologies was also added to the scope.

The conditional grant per project is up to 50% of the R&D costs associated with the joint project, and up to a maximum of $1 million per project.

Dr. Eitan Yudilevich, Executive Director of the BIRD Foundation, said: "We are pleased to announce another Call for Proposals to encourage joint U.S.-Israel projects relating to green energy and energy efficiency. The BIRD Energy program continues to expand and this year we are adding innovation in natural gas to the scope of the program. We encourage companies and research institutes in Israel and the U.S. to reach out to us to promote their collaboration ideas for technological developments in the energy sector. Since the beginning of the BIRD Energy program, close to 40 projects have been funded with a total government investment of close to $35M. Several of these projects are starting to generate commercial success and initial sales."

Source: BIRD Energy
Date: May 1, 2019