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News — December 04, 2019

Air France and the Solar Impulse Foundation call for solutions for...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

The aim of this partnership is to accelerate the implementation of economically and ecologically viable solutions in the aviation industry. Air France and the Solar Impulse Foundation are calling for clean, efficient and profitable solutions to accelerate the ecological transition of the aviation sector. The...

News — December 03, 2019

How to achieve faster decarbonisation in isolated electrical grids...

Written by Sabrina Cipullo - 6min read

Renewable energy sources are becoming increasingly economical and competitive, but to fully exploit their potential it is necessary to adapt the energy system.Karlsruhe, Germany.- “Electricity grids cannot store electricity economically, so energy generation and consumption must match at all times.”....

Technical Article — November 29, 2019

Insights on sustainable solid waste management techniques

Written by Expert: Philip Kyeremanteng - 7min read

In the past few years we have heard more and more about the Zero waste campaigns. While educating people to reduce their waste production through the promotion of a zero waste approach is an admirable goal, it certainly remains a challenging task.Nowadays approximately 40-50% of the waste generated is not...

News — November 26, 2019

The Hydrogen Car - here and now, not just for the future

Written by Bertrand Piccard - 4min read

In two days, I have covered 778 kilometers, emitting nothing more than water vapor. I drove through two countries – France and Luxembourg – driving a hydrogen car, a standard Hyundai Nexo. I did this on just one full tank, setting a new world distance record for this kind of clean mobility.Through this...

News — November 25, 2019

Renato Hächler, Expert of the month – October 2019!

Written by Lea Andersson - 7min read

The Expert of the Month award for October 2019 goes to Renato Hächler – thank you so much Renato for your great contribution and involvement!Renato has been an Expert at the Solar Impulse Foundation since May 2019 and in this interview, we learn more about him, his work at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, his...

1000 Solutions — November 15, 2019

ClimateSeed, a platform for carbon-offsetting

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

An easy, transparent way for companies to compensate carbon emissions. While reduction of our carbon emissions is imperative in order to meet the Paris Agreement and limit global warming to 1.5°C, there are a number of sectors in which carbon emissions are simply unavoidable. In order to...

Technical Article — November 13, 2019

Exploration and Production (E&P) Leaders Gather for Arctic...

Written by Expert: Sudhir Pai - 5min read

More than 250 industry leaders highly involved in Arctic Exploration and Production (E&P) gathered for the 2018 Arctic Technology Conference recently in Houston. Supported by the Offshore Technology Conference’s network of scientific and professional societies, the conference provided a...

1000 Solutions — November 08, 2019

Solatube, eco-friendly lighting

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

This solution can light interiors with no electricity. In the fight against climate change, the most efficient solutions are not necessarily the most complex ones. Solatube, invented by a lone Australian inventor in the 1980s, has developed a system to bring natural daylight indoors...

Technical Article — November 05, 2019

The burning question: can we maximize waste valorization through...

Written by Expert: Benjamin Demma - 5min read

Switzerland is among the nations in the world with the highest rate of waste per capita produced. Those that are not recycled, about 50% of the urban waste produced, are valorized through cogeneration. Let 's discover more about this process. In the classification of urban waste production,...

Interviews — October 30, 2019

Colin Clarke Expert of the month – September 2019!

Written by Sabrina Cipullo - 5min read

This month our award goes to Colin Clarke as a recognition of his hard work and dedication, Thank you so much for your great contribution!In this interview, we had the chance to learn more about Colin, his work at Procter & Gamble, as well as his passions and drivers for being an Advisory Expert at the...

Insights — October 28, 2019

Who are Greta Thunberg's detractors?

Written by Bertrand Piccard - 4min read

The politicians and industry leaders offended by Greta Thunberg's call for us to “listen to the science” are not just responsible for the inaction in the face of the climate crisis, they are also the ones whose complacency make it possible to legally pollute the air that kills 7 million annually, dump...

Insights — October 28, 2019

Qui sont les détracteurs de Greta ?

Written by Bertrand Piccard - 4min read

Pour la plupart, les politiciens et industriels qui s’offusquent du discours de Greta ne sont pas seulement les responsables de l’immobilisme face à la crise climatique. Ils sont aussi ceux qui, par leur laxisme et leurs manquements, permettent de façon tout à fait légale de polluer l’air avec les 7 millions...

News — October 25, 2019

At the Olympic Museum, Solar Impulse Experts champion the...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 4min read

For the first time, Lausanne hosted our Experts Challenge event. The Olympic Museum’s walls are covered with pictures of the greatest olympic athletes of all time: from Usain Bolt to Michael Phelps, Simon Biles and Muhammad Ali. But on October 23rd, during one day, the celebrities were not the sports...

1000 Solutions — October 24, 2019

Mobile Aeroponics Farming, growing lettuce the green way

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 2min read

A new way to grow leafy vegetables, reducing water consumption, carbon emissions with no pesticides. Food waste is not only one of the world’s biggest environmental challenges - accounting for approximately 10% of CO2 emissions - it is also a reflection of a highly inefficient system....

Technical Article — October 23, 2019

Giants in plastics industry must embrace circularity

Written by Expert: Willemijn Peeters - CEO Searious Business - 5min read

‘The K’. Also known as the ‘K-FAIR’: an icon in the plastics industry. For decades, the whole plastics industry has gathered at this fair every three years to discuss the latest developments and recent assets in the realm of polymers. If you are a relevant player in the market, showing...