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Tristan Lebleu

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1000 Solutions — January 23, 2020

Solar Greenhouse Dryer, improving farmers’ lives while reducing...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

A solution for farmers in low-income communities. All the Solar Impulse Efficient Solutions are labelled because of their environmental, social and economic impact. However, some of them have the power to radically change people’s lives. The Solar Greenhouse Dryer...

News — January 16, 2020

The Solar Impulse Foundation at ChangeNOW Summit 2020

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 4min read

Where to find us at the world expo of innovations for the Planet?From January 30th to February 1st, the magnificent and iconic glass roof of the Grand Palais in Paris will host the “the largest positive impact gathering in the world”. The ChangeNOW Summit, now in its 4th edition, will gather over 1,000...

News — January 13, 2020

January Focus: Sustainable Food Systems

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

How can we build a more sustainable and fair food system to feed the planet while preserving our environment? Fighting climate change is often associated with renewable energy: solar panels, wind turbines, ocean energy…But there’s one topic we seldom forget to think of: our food system. The truth is...

News — January 08, 2020

5 Reasons to Apply to the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 6min read

Not sure if being part of the 1000 solutions could be useful to your company? Should you take the time to apply? What are the benefits of the Solar Impulse Label? Here are a few arguments to help you make up your mind. First things first, what is this label? The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label is a...

1000 Solutions — December 19, 2019

Carbonium®, a new material sourced from aerospace supply chain

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

Circular economy, applied to the aeronautic industry “In nature nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed” once said Antoine Lavoisier, one of the most renowned chemists of all times. Applying this famous saying to modern business, Guillaume Loiseau and Esteban...

News — December 12, 2019

The Eco-Stock, turning industrial heat into clean electricity

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

This solution is plugged to industrial plants to turn waste heat into CO2-free electricity  In order to meet the 1.5°C target of the Paris Agreement, industrial processes must improve their efficiency, by reducing, reusing and recycling waste. While much of the attention has...

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...

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...

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...

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...

1000 Solutions — October 10, 2019

4 Solar Impulse Efficient Solutions to recycle plastics and reduce...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 5min read

On October 16th, the world’s major players in the plastics industry will gather at K-Fair, “the world’s n°1 trade fair for plastics and rubber” in Düsseldorf, Germany. The event will be an opportunity for the industry to present the latest innovations, discuss current trends in the sector, and roadmaps...

1000 Solutions — October 03, 2019

UBQ, turning trash into bio-based thermoplastic

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 4min read

A solution to reduce waste. Every year, the world generates over 2 billion tonnes of municipal solid waste, mainly composed of food (44%), paper and cardboard (17%), plastic (12%), glass or metal… And that figure is expected to rise to 3.40 billion tonnes by 2050, according to the World...

News — September 27, 2019

LVMH and the Solar Impulse Foundation to find solutions for...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

The partnership between the two entities is part of a global effort from the world’s biggest luxury goods company to put protection of the environment at the core of its priorities, without compromising on financial results. “We prefer acts to pacts” proclaimed Antoine Arnault, LVMH, as he introduced the Future...

1000 Solutions — September 26, 2019

Gjosa, saving water one shower at a time

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

A Swiss startup has developed a new technology capable of reducing both water and energy consumption. In most developed countries, people take access to water for granted. But in some parts of the world, getting clean and drinkable water is a constant fight. According to the WWF, “some...