Entrepreneurship - Understanding interdisciplinary of Sciences Dr. Sobhi Basheer TransBiodiesel, Ltd, Shfar-Am, 20200, Israel E-mail: [email_address] Website: www.transbiodiesel.com
Sobhi Basheer, Founder <ul><li>Leading expert of enzyme technology </li></ul><ul><li>D.Sc. in Biotechnology from the Technical Institute of Switzerland (ETH-Z, 1988-1992). </li></ul><ul><li>Post-doctoral work includes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The National Food Research Institute in Tsukuba, Japan (1992-1994) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty of Food Engineering and Biotechnology at the Technion Institute-Haifa, Israel (1994-1996). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Co-founder of the R&D center -The Galilee Society (1996) </li></ul><ul><li>Founder of Zeitouna (1998) </li></ul><ul><li>Founder of Enzymotec (1999) </li></ul><ul><li>Member of the scientific committee for the Technology Incubators at the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Israel. </li></ul><ul><li>Member of other scientific committees and governmental institutions. </li></ul>
What would a new start-up in Remote area offer to save the world
Lipids and our Health <ul><li>Negative perception about lipids (Obesity, trans -fatty acids in margarine -Atherosclerosis, blood serum cholesterol and triglycerides – cardiovascular diseases and mad-cow disease) </li></ul><ul><li>Who needs lipids at all?? (Building blocks, rich source of energy, essential for cognition , carry fat-soluble vitamins) </li></ul><ul><li>Good fat and bad fat – Recent public awareness </li></ul>
Enzymotec - Company Road Map Investment of US$ 5 Million (1999-2004) Pilots trials with International Companies – Binational Funds Seed money for establishing of the Company (Technology incubator - Chief Scientist, 1999) Raising US$17 for building in-house production facilities (2009) One of the main companies worldwide specializing in lipid nutrition (2006)
Fields of Interest - Producing our own products Medicinal Food Nutraceuticals Functional Food
Exploiting market opportunities and taking the risk is worthwhile
Background <ul><li>Biodiesel is a renewable fuel derived from vegetable oils and animal fats </li></ul><ul><li>Biodiesel is a clean-burning fuel for diesel engines </li></ul><ul><li>Designated B100 in its pure form </li></ul><ul><li>Must meet the quality requirements of ASTM D6751 </li></ul>What is biodiesel?
Biodiesel potential <ul><li>Abundant </li></ul><ul><li>Eco-friendly, </li></ul><ul><li>Politically popular </li></ul><ul><li>Government mandates </li></ul>7.5 billion gallons by 2012 (~2%) 10% of fuel supply by 2020 5% of fuel supply by 2013 Numerous countries mandate biodiesel Government Mandates of Biodiesel & Biofuels Kyoto treaty Fuel security Agriculture sector Tax incentives
Biodiesel Production Processes + Chemical-based catalysts Enzyme - based catalysts ???
Mission Statement Introducing a GAME-CHANGING , environmentally-benign, and cost-effective enzyme technology for the biodiesel industry
* There are indications that sales may grow faster than indicated in the road map Company Roadmap Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 H1 H2 H1 H2 H1 H2 H1 H2 IP 5 Patents Lab Scale Demos Israel/Canada/Japan China/USA Singapore/Holland Germany Pilot Demos (Sales) Israel/Canada/USA Holland/Singapore/Germany/China Industrial Units Israel/Canada/USA/ Singapore/Germany Bi-National Funds USA/China Singapore/Canada/EU
Cleantech/Biotech Innovation as Means for Stimulating Growth Innovative Research Universities Industry Pure research New Ideas Applied research Design & Production New methods Market &PR
<ul><li>Condition for existence of Biotech/Cleantech industry </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of Scientists in existing Hi-Tech companies </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitating flowing of Technology transfer from universities to industry </li></ul><ul><li>Investments in Education system starting from the Elementary stage </li></ul><ul><li>Devoting special local and international Funds for Entrepreneurs </li></ul><ul><li>Construction of Hi-Tech parks </li></ul>Summary
Thank You <ul><li>Contact information </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Sobhi Basheer, Founder & CEO </li></ul><ul><li>+972-4-950-4523 </li></ul><ul><li>+972-54-532-4225 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
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