Top 6 Green Tech Startups for Israel’s Independence Day
For green tech innovation go to Israel!
Israel celebrates its 73rd birthday this weekend. As it does, the country, also known as Startup Nation, also celebrates its many startup successes. Israel keeps on adding more and more unicorns – startups worth more than a billion dollars. It continues to lead the world in medtech. And it also leads the world in cutting edge green technologies.
Israel is a desert nation and so it gets plenty of sun. It is only natural then that it has always been involved in the advancement of solar power tech. It gets little rain and suffers from drought so obviously Israel is a world leader in pioneering water reclamation technologies. Israelis have also been advanced in all areas of agriculture. Today this applies to the development of new sources of food like artificially grown and manufactured meat and dairy substitutes.
Here is the Jewish Business News list of the top Six Israeli green tech startups to emerge since the country’s last birthday.
UBQ Materials Turns Garbage Into Usable Materials
UBQ Materials has a deal to make products with Motherson Group. Israeli cleantech company UBQ Materials is making waste into car parts. Yes you heard that right. The company has entered into a deal with Motherson Group, a global supplier of auto parts, to make car components from recycled waste.
Startup Nation seems to have no bounds when it comes to green tech and cleantech. Israeli startup Tipa is developing a new type of compostable packaging.
Founded in 2012, UBQ Materials says that its vision is to create a world where finite resources are reused infinitely, landfills are eliminated and the environment is preserved for future generations. The company boasts that it has created a “revolutionary” way to take ordinary household waste that cannot be recycled, and convert it into a new worldwide-patented material that can be used to make the kind of familiar products people use every day.
Israeli Startup Tipa Develops Compostable Packaging
Tipa, an Israeli startup in the clean tech field, develops a new kind of packaging to replace plastic. Plastics are not biodegradable and after they are discarded will remain in landfills for, well forever.
Founded in 2010, Tipa has developed new biodegradable packaging solutions for the food industry. The company boasts that these unique packaging solutions degrade biologically in up to 180 days in industrial compost – compared to regular common plastic packages that degrade in dozen of years.
Israel’s Anai Green Offers Lumiweave Solar Fabric
Anai Green, an Israeli inventor, has been named one of the winners of this year’s Women4Climate Tech Challenge for her new green tech called Lumiweave. She will split a $50,000 prize with three other finalists. Lumiweave creates solar powered fabric.
Being in the Middle East and going through increasingly hotter summers in recent years, it makes sense that Startup Nation would be looking for ways to not only provide people shade and protection from the heat, but to also use the energy from the sun for electricity. Anai Green is a pioneer in this field.
Lumiweave not only provides shade during the day, but uses the solar energy collected to provide light at night. This will help with the effects of climate change by both cutting down on the need for more energy for air conditioning but also using the Sun for light at night.
Aleph Farms To “Grow“ Meat On Mars
Israeli meat alternative company Aleph Farms has a new initiative to eventually produce its products on Mars. The program is called Aleph Zero and is intended to produce non-GMO cells anywhere and in any environment.
In this way the production of its meat alternative will not be affected by the environment nor in any way have an impact on Earth’s environment. To achieve its goal, Aleph Farms entered into a strategic partnerships with technology companies and space agencies for long term collaborative research and development contracts.
Zero Egg Offers Plant Based Egg Alternative For Food Manufacturers
Israeli startup Zero Egg produces an egg alternative made from plants for foodservice and food manufacturers. The company asserts that its product tastes, looks, and functions like a real egg.
Now available to all U.S. foodservice operators and food manufacturers, Zero Egg offers two products, “EGG Basics,” crafted to rival ordinary eggs in traditional egg entrees and breakfast dishes, and “BAKE Basics,” developed for specialty baking. Both products come in powder form with high yields that offer efficient, safe handling and storage, and a reliable and cost-effective solution.
Israel’s Redefine Meat Makes 3D Steaks
Redefine Meat is one of a number of Israeli startups moving forward in providing the technology necessary to give the world viable meat alternatives. It does so by way of 3D printing technology.
Established in 2018, Redefine Meat applies its proprietary 3D printing technology, meat digital modeling, and advanced food formulations to produce animal-free meat with the “appearance, texture and flavor of whole muscle meat.”
The company boasts that its sustainable plant-based meat products have a taste and mouthfeel that is indistinguishable from traditional animal meat. It uses plant-based ingredients and technology as opposed to animals, allowing for a “dramatically more efficient, sustainable, and moral way to produce meat without compromising on the experience.” Redefine Meat states that its alt-meat is 95% more sustainable, significantly healthier and costs less than beef.
Utilis Is An Israeli Startup Which Finds New Underground Sources Of Water
Israeli startup Utilis calls itself a pioneer of satellite-based infrastructure intelligence. It basically uses satellites to detect underground sources of water. The company raised $6 million in March from Beringea, a transatlantic venture capital firm, which will be used to accelerate the growth of its data-driven analytics enabling the detection of water leaks and infrastructure asset management.
Utilis was founded in 2013 by Lauren Guy, a scientist focused on atmospheric physics and dynamics studying the ability of space-based synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data to detect underground water on Mars. The patented algorithm developed through this research has underpinned the development of the Utilis solution, harnessing satellites to spot underground leaks in water supplies around the world. Utilis today has 40 employees across its offices in the USA, Israel, and the UK, led by Elly Perets, an experienced software entrepreneur, as CEO.
Israel’s The Mediterranean Food Lab develops natural plant-based flavor bases for the alternative meat sector.
The Mediterranean Food Lab was founded by Yair Yosefi, Omer Ben Gal, and B.Z. (Ben) Goldberg, who joined forces to harness their individual research and development expertise in plant-based flavoring agents to establish the startup.
It develops natural, healthy flavor bases that are sustainably produced and affordable, using novel modalities based on traditional, multi-phase, solid state fermentation of plant protein.