Isaac Berzin איציק ברזין
|Born||December 12, 1967|
|Fields||Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology|
|Known for||Founded an algae-to-biofuel company|
Academic and professional life
Dr. Berzin is currently the founder and Chief Technology Officer of Qualitas Health Inc. that produces algae-based nutraceutical products, particularly Omega-3.
Berzin founded in 2001 the first algae-to-biofuel company in the world, GreenFuel Technologies Corporation, that aimed to use algae to eat up carbon emissions and to produce renewable energy. This company has been closed down in May 2009.
Berzin was a senior faculty member at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya and established an Israel-based international institute to formulate alternative energy policies. In June 2008, Berzin addressed 130 members of the "Cleantech Israel" business network. He discussed his experience at GreenFuel Technologies and Israel's potential to be a world leader in renewable energy.
Berzin holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Ben-Gurion University in Israel. He graduated with a B.S. Chemical engineering degree in Biotechnology, summa cum laude, from Ben-Gurion University, Israel. He completed his post-doctoral research at Robert Langer's lab at MIT.
Honors and awards
- "Qualitas Health".
- "Interview: Dr. Isaac Berzin".
- "Greenfuel Technologies".
- "Algae system transforms greenhouse emissions into green fuel".
- "Isaac Berzin, Israel's "Green Giant"". Cleantech Investing in Israel. 2008-05-18. Retrieved 2008-05-19.
- "Isaac Berzin addresses 130 people at Cleantech Israel meetup". Cleantech Investing in Israel. 2008-06-17. Retrieved 2008-06-21.
- "Israel hopes to lead cleantech revolution". Jerusalem Post. 2008-06-20. Retrieved 2008-06-21.
- "Isaac Berzin in Time Magazine".
- "GreenFuel and Arizona Public Service Company Win Emissions Energy Project of the Year".
- "GreenFuel Technologies Receives 2006 Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation of the Year Award".
- "GreenFuel Technologies Corporation Honored Second Year Running for Energy Competitiveness".
- Qualitas Health Inc.
- GreenFuel Technologies Corporation
- Isaac Berzin, the 2008 Time 100
- Berzin sets up new Renewable Energy consortium
- Berzin on Green Prophet
- Isaac Berzin to enlist Israelis into the business of green
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