Benjamin Israel, MS

Research Associate, CESAR

Benjamin Israel is a CESAR research associate. His research focuses on energy systems transformation, especially in the Canadian context. He is also a web developer with expertise in data visualization of energy systems.

Benjamin Israel graduated from the Environmental Management and Engineering Advanced Master delivered by the prestigious university Mines-ParisTech (Paris) as well as from the French Institute of Geopolitics. He has worked for five years in a think-tank dealing with policy analysis and prospective. In 2012, he published “Industry’s Future in Seaports” (Presses des Mines) in which he addresses sustainability issues in the context of globalization and carbon constraint. Explored options include carbon capture and storage (CCS), green logistics, industrial ecology as well as circular economy.


Benjamin Israel and David B Layzell. 2014. The dawn of a new era for oil in North America: from insecurity in energy supply to insecurity in market access. Paristech Review March 31, 2014.

Benjamin Israel and David B Layzell. 2013. From insecurity in oil supply to insecurity in market access: Is North American OPil Supply and Demand entering a new era? In: Logistique et Transport des Vracs Eds: Yann Alix & Romuald Lacoste Les Collection Oceanides, Foundation Sefacil. Pp 77-100. ISBN: 978-2-84769-568-7.

Benjamin Israel. 2012. Quel avenir pour l'industrie dans les places portuaires ? L'exemple de l'estuaire de la Seine. Presses des Mines, Collection Développement durable. 186 p. ISBAN: 978-2911256-82-0.