QD-SOL is developing technology to produce green hydrogen from water using only solar energy.
Green hydrogen is generated by renewable energy or by low-carbon power. It accounts less than 0.04% of total hydrogen production. Green maybe hard to decarbonize sectors which are hard to electrify.
It is produce by using renewable energy to power the electrosis of water.
The second-place prize of $100,000 went to another Israeli startup, Carbon Blue, which is developing a method to remove and permanently sequester excess carbon dioxide from seawater to counter ocean acidification and enhance oceans’ ability to absorb more atmospheric CO2.
“Leveraging Metal Nodes in Metal–Organic Frameworks for Advanced Anodic Hydrazine Oxidation Assisted Seawater Splitting,” said Damien Debecker in a tweet, a chemistry professor at UCLovain in Belgium.
Also, among the five finalists was Israeli company Avertto, which is working to commercialize an easy-to-use stroke alert device for high-risk populations.
Sponsored by the Aviram Foundation and Forbes, the Aviram Awards recognize young, promising entrepreneurs in the MENA region working to improve the lives of the world population through business, innovation and technology.
The competition garnered 780 registrants from Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Jordan in the fields of health, environment, sustainability, education, transportation and more.
Former US President Bill Clinton, participating on behalf of the Clinton Foundation, said, “In an era when most people focus on the differences between us and not on the commonality, the Aviram Awards competition finds the common denominator between entrepreneurs and their motivation to action. The business sector must constantly ask if what it is doing is good for society, and continue to try to create an impact in a variety of areas, such as climate and education.”
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