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PM Netanyahu and Science Minister Akunis Announce the Winners of the 2016 Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation
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PM Netanyahu and Science Minister Akunis Announce the Winners of the 2016 Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation

10 October 2016

PM Netanyahu and Science Minister Akunis Announce the Winners of the 2016 Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation

(Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser)

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Science, Technology and Space Minister Ofir Akunis have announced the winners of the 2016 Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation: Northwestern University Professor Mercouri Kanatzidis and MIT Professor Gregory Stephanopoulos.

 

Please click on the above link for more information about the Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation as well as details about Prof. Kanatzidis and Prof. Stephanopoulos and their research.

 

Prime Minister Netanyahu:

 

"I congratulate Prof. Kanatzidis and Prof. Stephanopoulos for their marvelous scientific achievements. I am proud that Israel is taking an active part in supporting innovative science to promote alternative fuels for transportation. This will make our world cleaner, safer and sustainable."

 

Science, Technology and Space Minister Akunis:

 

"The prize symbolizes the commitment of the State of Israel to promoting alternative fuels. Israel will continue to invest in the science, pioneering research and innovation initiatives upon which all of humanity relies."

 

Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation Board of Trustees Chairman Prof. Yitzhak Apeloig:

 

"The basic scientific discoveries and technological developments of this year's laureates advance all humanity one step further toward the moment in which we will be able to use alternative energy in transportation and other needs and to disconnect from the need to use fossil fuels, the quantity of which is limited and quickly running out."

 

Prime Minister's Office Alternative Fuels Administration Director Eyal Rosner:

 

"The Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation continues to set a high standard for progress in the field of alternative fuels. Israel continues to be a global leader in the field and will continue to lead the struggle to reduce global dependence on oil. Experts from around the world will meet at the Fourth Annual Fuel Choices Summit [see below], at which Israeli innovations in the field will be presented to the world."

 

The prize will be awarded on Wednesday, 2 November 2016, at the Fourth Annual Fuel Choices Summit in Tel Aviv.