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Tristan Lebleu

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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 system....

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...

1000 Solutions — September 19, 2019

Shore-to-ship power, reducing the environmental footprint of...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 4min read

This solution can drastically reduce both emission and noise pollution in ports.In 2000, the port of Gothenburg was home to a major technological breakthrough in the maritime industry. It was the first ever port to be equipped with shore-to-ship power by the Swiss-Swedish company ABB.This technology, also known as...

1000 Solutions — September 13, 2019

WEEECAM, tackling the issue of e-waste in developing countries

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

With an entirely new process, from recycling, repairing and treating e-waste disposal, this project creates economic opportunities while protecting the environment. On September 10th, 2019, Apple held its annual conference, unveiling a new set of devices, such as the iPhone 11, a new...

News — September 11, 2019

A Second Life for the Solar Impulse (Si2) Airplane

Written by Tristan Lebleu

Three years after its final landing in Abu Dhabi (UAE), Solar Impulse, the solar-powered airplane in which Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg flew around the world without a drop of fuel, may once again reach for the skies. Solar Impulse SA and Skydweller S.L.U. have signed an agreement for a...

News — August 29, 2019

Bertrand Piccard au G7 pour exhorter à une action climatique...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 4min read

L'explorateur et pilote de Solar Impulse, l'un des représentants de la société civile choisis par le gouvernement français comme intervenants au G7, appellera à des politiques courageuses pour enrayer la crise climatique. Dans le cadre du One Planet Lab organisé par le gouvernement français, Bertrand Piccard –...

1000 Solutions — August 29, 2019

PAPTIC®, an alternative to plastic

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

This solution offers an eco-friendly replacement for packaging for retailers and brand owners.  The race to find alternatives to plastics is on. The packaging industry, among others, is investing heavily in innovations to replace our good old plastic bags and wrappings by...

News — August 23, 2019

Bertrand Piccard at G7 to push ambitious climate action

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 4min read

The explorer and pilot of Solar Impulse has been selected by the French government as one of the representatives of civil society that will address the G7, calling for brave policies that will turn the tide in the climate crisis. Bertrand Piccard, who has long advocated for more ambitious...

1000 Solutions — August 22, 2019

Hype, hydrogen taxis to fight air pollution

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

No emissions. No pollution. Could these hydrogen taxis be the future of urban mobility? There is a global consensus that the transport sector needs to be decarbonized. However, the real debate is how the world will achieve this challenge. Most certainly, Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles...

1000 Solutions — August 15, 2019

HomeStove, a clean, electricity generating, biomass cookstove

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

HomeStove uses waste heat to generate electricity for phone charging or small lights. When Alexander Drummond and Jonathan Cedar, two camping enthusiasts from NYC, started developing a camping cook stove, little did they know that they would end up building HomeStove, a game-changing...