USC Professors Win International Prize for Alternative Fuel Work - New York News

USC Professors Win International Prize for Alternative Fuel Work

Posted: Updated:

LOS ANGELES (CNS/KTTV) - Two USC professors have won a $1 million prize from the Israeli government for their work in the field of alternative fuels, it was reported today.

The 2013 Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation will be awarded to professors George A. Olah, a 1994 winner of the Nobel Prize in chemistry, and G.K. Surya Prakash for their work on methanol markets, an envisioned future economy in which methanol could replace fossil fuels for various purposes, including ground
transportation, according to an article on the Los Angeles Times website.

The prize is to handed out next month at the Bloomberg Fuel Choices Summit in Israel, the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, according to The Times.

The Israeli government two years ago launched a program to encourage scientific innovation in the field of alternative fuels for transportation, aimed at reducing global oil dependence. Israel seeks to reduce the use of fossil fuels in transportation by 60 percent by the year 2025, according to Eyal Rosner, who directs the country's alternative fuels program, The Times reported. It also aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent and produce 10 percent of its energy from renewable, clean sources.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Camilla's brother dies in New York after head injury

    Camilla's brother dies in New York after head injury

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:04 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:04:50 GMT
    The brother-in-law of the Prince of Wales died Wednesday after falling outside a hotel bar and suffering a head injury, police said. Mark Shand, the brother of Prince Charles' wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, was in New York for a charity auction at Sotheby's.
    The brother-in-law of the Prince of Wales died Wednesday after falling outside a hotel bar and suffering a head injury, police said. Mark Shand, the brother of Prince Charles' wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, was in New York for a charity auction at Sotheby's.
  • Deep split in Port Authority over unfinished WTC tower

    Deep split in Port Authority over unfinished WTC tower

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:03:40 GMT
    Board members of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey revealed a deep split Wednesday over the agency's role in effecting the completion of the long-delayed 3 World Trade Center project, with some commissioners lauding the effort and others expressing grave concerns. The discussion at the monthly board meeting offered a rare glimpse into the negotiations that have been going on behind the scenes in recent months.
    Board members of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey revealed a deep split Wednesday over the agency's role in effecting the completion of the long-delayed 3 World Trade Center project, with some commissioners lauding the effort and others expressing grave concerns. The discussion at the monthly board meeting offered a rare glimpse into the negotiations that have been going on behind the scenes in recent months.
  • God's Love We Deliver virtual bake sale for birthday cakes

    God's Love We Deliver virtual bake sale for birthday cakes

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:36:46 GMT
    God's Love We Deliver provides meals to people in the New York City area who are too sick to shop and cook for themselves. Clients also receive birthday cards that are decorated by local school students. Sometimes a cake is the only birthday gift that God's Love's clients will receive.
    God's Love We Deliver provides meals to people in the New York City area who are too sick to shop and cook for themselves. Clients also receive birthday cards that are decorated by local school students. Sometimes a cake is the only birthday gift that God's Love's clients will receive.
  • Los Angeles & SoCal NewsLos Angeles & SoCal NewsMore>>

  • Rental Crisis: How Much Is Too Much ?

    Rental Crisis: How Much Is Too Much ?

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:34 AM EDT2014-04-24 05:34:48 GMT
    One person pays $1000 a month for an aging two bedroom apartment in Boyle Heights. Another pays $2200 for Sherman Oaks. Still another pays $6000 and up for a brand new luxury building in Playa Del Ray in an area now dubbed '' Silicon Beach''.
    One person pays $1000 a month for an aging two bedroom apartment in Boyle Heights. Another pays $2200 for Sherman Oaks. Still another pays $6000 and up for a brand new luxury building in Playa Del Ray in an area now dubbed '' Silicon Beach''.
  • Whooping Cough Cases Spike

    Whooping Cough Cases Spike

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:20 AM EDT2014-04-24 05:20:51 GMT
    From Ventura to Los Angeles, Orange to Riverside, whooping cough cases are on the rise.
    From Ventura to Los Angeles, Orange to Riverside, whooping cough cases are on the rise.
  • Pelican Found On Local Beach Mutilated With Jaw Pouch Cut

    Pelican Found On Local Beach Mutilated With Jaw Pouch Cut

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:44 AM EDT2014-04-24 04:44:31 GMT
    A California brown pelican that apparently had its jaw pouch slit is expected to undergo surgery, and a $7,500 reward was being offered today for information that leads to the culprit.
    A California brown pelican that apparently had its jaw pouch slit is expected to undergo surgery, and a $7,500 reward was being offered today for information that leads to the culprit.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices