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Tristan Lebleu

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Interviews — May 17, 2019

What's the future for Carbon Capture and Storage? Interview with...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 7min read

Could we deal with our carbon emissions challenge by capturing them from industrial facilities or directly from the atmosphere? Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) has gained much attention since the IPCC made it a critical technology to avoid significant global warming in their Special Report on...

1000 Solutions — May 16, 2019

E-Raw, bringing design and performance to electric motorcycles

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 2min read

This electric motorcycle mixes mechanics tradition and technological innovation. For the transport sector - which accounted for 14% of global greenhouse gas emissions in 2010 - there is no doubt that the future will be electric. In the past decade, most of the attention and sales...

News — May 13, 2019

Where can you find the Solar Impulse Foundation at VivaTech?

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

If you are at VivaTech, don't miss the opportunity to discover our labelled solutions,  meet members of our staff and listen to Bertrand Piccard on stage. This week, the entire innovation ecosystem will gather at VivaTech, in Paris. In only 4 editions, the event has managed to become one of Europe’s...

1000 Solutions — May 09, 2019

Purifaaya, clean water access with no harm to the environment

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 2min read

A simple and affordable solution to filter water through a ceramic pot without using electricity or burning fuel. When Kathy Kue, an American Harvard student, went to Uganda to teach an all-girls academy in 2010, little did she know that this experience would spark an idea that changed...

News — May 06, 2019

The Solar Impulse Foundation and the European Investment Bank join...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

The Solar Impulse Foundation and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have signed a landmark agreement for the provision of financial advisory services to innovative environmental solutions part of the #1000Solutions portfolio. The advisory process, which helps companies structure their financing strategy,...

1000 Solutions — May 01, 2019

Sabella, sustainable and reliable electricity from the power of tides

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 2min read

Underwater turbines could provide renewable energy to off-grid communities who rely on fossil fuels. In most of the roughly 11’000 inhabited islands around the world, power supply is a big issue. As most of them are not connected to the electricity grid, the 730 million island inhabitants heavily rely on diesel...

News — April 29, 2019

Wallonia joins the 1000 solutions challenge

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

The Belgian region of Wallonia partners with the Solar Impulse Foundation to speed up the 1000 solutions challenge, bring Walloon cleantech solutions to the world and help the region achieve its environmental targets.  On Friday April 26th, the Walloon Region announced it will collaborate with the...

News — April 29, 2019

La Wallonie rejoint le défi des 1000 solutions

Written by Tristan Lebleu

La région de Wallonie, en Belgique, s'associe à la Fondation Solar Impulse pour accélérer la sélection des 1000 solutions, promouvoir les technologies propres et rentables wallonnes au monde et aider la région à atteindre ses objectifs environnementaux.Vendredi 26 avril, la région wallonne a annoncé...

Climate Nugget — April 18, 2019

Earth Day 2019 - Technologies to protect biodiversity

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 4min read

Discovering individual animals, following their movements, identifying and locating animal and plant species, assessing their habitat, and preventing poaching are just a few examples of actions taken by conservationists to protect our planet’s incredibly diverse biodiversity. Technology is here to help...

1000 Solutions — April 16, 2019

Ambee, the smart mobile sensors for better air

Written by Tristan Lebleu

Ambee helps citizens monitor pollution and take actions to avoid the most toxic areasWhat’s the issue?Invented in India to face an ever-increasing air pollution challenge, Ambee is a small, smart, mobile box which is able to measure particulate matter and high data density to better analyze and predict...

1000 Solutions — April 11, 2019

Nexelia for metal melting, reducing the environmental impact of...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 1min read

What's the issue? While industrialization and urbanization has skyrocketed in the past century, so has our use of metal, such as steel, iron and cast iron. These elements are massively used in the infrastructure and construction industry, as well as for machinery and automobile. For example, the world’s steel...

1000 Solutions — April 05, 2019

WeNow, your eco-driving coach

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 2min read

This eco-driving coach can help reduce fuel consumption up to 10% What’s the issue?While many topics are still open for discussion, few doubts remain over the fact that cars pollute. First, let’s start with the facts: overall, the transport sector is responsible for 25% of global energy-related CO2 emissions,...

Interviews — April 02, 2019

Investor Focus - Interview with Katya Akulinicheva, SYSTEMIQ

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 5min read

Looking for new opportunities, giving companies the chance to scale, taking financial risks, supporting companies... Cleantech investors have a crucial role to play in the race to build a sustainable future. In our latest series, we meet with the individuals and companies who are involved in...

1000 Solutions — March 26, 2019

Wagabox, turning landfill gas into energy

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 2min read

What’s the issue?Our world is choking in trash. With an impressive population growth, globalization and rapid urbanization, the amount of waste generated has skyrocketed. According to a 2016 study by the World Bank, we throw approximately 2 billion tonnes of rubbish, also known as municipal solid waste,...

News — March 26, 2019

Solar Impulse Foundation and EuroQuity join forces to support...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 2min read

The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label is now part of the EuroQuity network, enabling its solutions to access an exclusive business partner and investor matching platform. There are numerous obstacles on a startups’ journey to success, from a company's market fit, to finding the right team,...