THE WINNERS OF THE ERIC and SHEILA SAMSON PRIME MINISTER’S PRIZE FOR INNOVATION IN ALTERNATIVE FUELS FOR TRANSPORTATION
Winners of the 2017 Prize
Professor Jean-Marie Tarascon Professor of Chemistry at the Collège de France and Professor Jens Nielsen from the department of Systems and Synthetic Biology, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, who share the Prize equally.
These two distinguished scientists have been awarded the prestigious Prize for their innovative scientific and technological contributions that have the potential to lead to the development of alternative fuels for transportation, replacing the fast depleting fossil fuels which are the major fuels used nowadays in transportation. This is the fifth time this prize has been awarded by the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Space and Keren Hayesod.