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1000 Solutions — July 08, 2019

Sopraloop, a new recycling process for plastic

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3 min read

This solution turns non-recycled plastic into insulation material. To successfully transition to a sustainable economy, we must move from linear to circular processes. The concept of circularity is quite simple: “It entails gradually decoupling economic activity from the...

1000 Solutions — July 04, 2019

Wattway, on the road to renewable energy

Written by Tristan Lebleu

This new road is a solution to power road equipment in remote locations.As the world continues on its path to electrification, the energy needs will have doubled by the year 2050. The need for clean and renewable sources of energy is rapidly intensifying, and some innovators are looking for new solutions to...

News — July 03, 2019

Why we launched a label and how we implement it

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3 min read

Some background on our labelling process and how we ensure its relevance.“Why did you decide to launch a label?” is a question that we get pretty often. And it’s a relevant one, too. After all, when Bertrand Piccard decided to launch the #1000solutions challenge following his round-the-world solar flight, his idea...

News — June 28, 2019

4th Solar Impulse Expert Challenge held in Munich

Written by Chiara Cosenza - 3 min read

24 experts met in Munich to assess the solutions who applied for the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label. The result of the event will be 28 completed assessments.  After the Experts Challenge events held in Paris and Bruxelles, the Solar Impulse expert community has gathered again on June 26th....

News — June 27, 2019

Can technology help reverse climate change? Dive in Good Tech Lab’s...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 4 min read

Good Tech Lab has decided to explore the frontiers of technology and system entrepreneurship and look at how innovation can help us fight the climate crisis.After 18 months of research, comprising extensive desk research, interviews with 450 innovators and investors from 30 countries on 5 continents, Good...

News — June 27, 2019

Cryonod™ - energy recovery via cryogenics

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3 min read

A solution uses pressure loss from pipelines to produce cost efficient and clean cryogenic liquids Natural gas is one of the most common (and cleanest) fossil fuels used in our everyday lives. In the United States, natural gas supplies nearly one-fourth of all of the energy used, according to the American...

News — June 26, 2019

H55, a spin-off from Solar Impulse, sets a new milestone for...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3 min read

This two-seater electric plane, co-founded by Solar Impulse's Co-Founder, CEO and pilot André Borschberg, is a perfect example of how new technologies can help us transition to sustainability. On Friday, June 21st, a small airplane flies over the Swiss city of Sion. While the aircraft has nothing...

News — June 25, 2019

Schneider Electric partners with the Solar Impulse Foundation to...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3 min read

The Solar Impulse Foundation announced a new partnership with Schneider Electric, one of the world’s leading companies in Energy Management, Industrial Automation, and Services, through the Schneider Electric Foundation. This partnership was announced by Bertrand Piccard, Chairman of the Solar Impulse...

Insights — June 21, 2019

Will airline companies cause their own crash?

Written by Bertrand Piccard

The noose is tightening around the air transport industry and only airline companies can untie the knot. They would greatly benefit in the end by becoming actors rather than victims of change. When will they understand?There are two ways to handle adverse circumstances: to try to put up a fight as long as...

1000 Solutions — June 19, 2019

AgRHO® S-Boost™ is an eco-friendly germination seed booster.

Written by Laetitia Waku

AgRHO S-Boost favors and optimizes water and nutrients absorption by the seed. In the world 33% of all the soils are degraded and their state continue to deteriorate at an alarming rate due in majority to human activities according to the...

1000 Solutions — June 13, 2019

WaveRoller® : harnessing the energy of ocean waves

Written by Chiara Cosenza - 3 min read

WaveRoller is a device that converts the ocean wave energy into electricity. You have probably spent time watching and listening to the constant movement of waves breaking on the shore. The movement never stops : waves hit the coast in the morning, daytime and night, making it a constant and reliable...

Interviews — June 07, 2019

Paris 2024, "the most sustainable games of all time"?

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3 min read

Interview with Tony Estanguet, President of the Organising Committee of the Paris 2024 Olympic GamesThis article is a translation of interview in french. Read the original here. Events such as the Olympic games, the FIFA World Cup or the Champions League fly-in millions of spectators, as well as...

1000 Solutions — June 06, 2019

Greenrail, turning railways into clean energy producers

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3 min read

This solution uses a new process and technology to make sleepers more efficient, reduce waste and create clean energy While innovation, design and technology has transformed most industries and objects of our everyday lives, a few things have kept unchanged in centuries. In the train industry,...

News — June 04, 2019

World Environment Day: solutions to air pollution exist

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 5 min read

This year's World Environment Day is dedicated to one of the world's most pressing issue: air pollution. One morning in March 2015, Parisians woke up to a mysterious scene: the Eiffel Tower had vanished…  Actually, the emblematic iron tower was hidden by a thick smog which hit the French capital for...

News — June 03, 2019

Opinion. "For a European climate bank"

Written by Bertrand Piccard - 5 min read

This joint Opinion Editorial is written by Ambroise Fayolle, VP of the European Investment Bank, and Bertrand Piccard, Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation. It was originally published in the "Journal du Dimanche" (read the original article in French) The fight against climate change has become a...