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Yehuda Borenstein

CEO, ClimateCrop Ltd.

Yehuda Borenstein joins Breakthrough Energy’s Innovator Fellows program from ClimateCrop Ltd. in Israel. Yehuda is a venture builder dedicated to initiatives with the potential for profound climate impact. He is the CEO at ClimateCrop and takes pleasure in formulating strategies and cultivating partnerships for the organization.

Meeting the increasing demand for food amidst changing climate conditions, while reducing CO2 emissions, requires innovative solutions. ClimateCrop’s technology increases plant yield without increasing the use of resources like water or fertilizers, resulting in a lower carbon footprint per unit yield. Additionally, it enhances the plant’s ability to tolerate abiotic stresses, ensuring agricultural sustainability in changing climate conditions. Through the Breakthrough Energy Fellows program, ClimateCrop will develop the technology, connect with potential regulatory and business partners, and accelerate product commercialization.

Yehuda is interested in science, climate, and AI, and he delves into these subjects with great curiosity. His journey began with learning practical engineering at the Israeli Air Force Academy before embarking on his military service, after which he transitioned into the engineering industry. His portfolio includes the founding of RepAir Carbon Capture, Nitrofix, Carbonade, and REEMAG. 


What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?  
Listen to as many people as possible and do what you feel is right.

What did you want to be when you grew up?
Writing and directing sci-fi movies

What beliefs drive you?
We need to leave a better world for our children.