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1000 Solutions — July 05, 2018
Zify, the daily carpooling app
Written by Tristan Lebleu - 1min read
In the US, according to the latest American Community Survey, over three quarters (76.3%) of commuters still drive to work alone in their cars. Surely, Americans have an intensive use of their cars, but the figure is still high in Europe: more than half of Swiss commuters (52,1%) drove to work in...
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,...
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...
1000 Solutions — June 06, 2019
Greenrail, turning railways into clean energy producers
Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min 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,...
Insights — June 21, 2019
Verursachen Fluggesellschaften ihren eigenen Crash?
Written by Bertrand Piccard - 3min read
Die Schlinge zieht sich immer enger um den Luftverkehr und nur die Fluggesellschaften selbst können diese lockern. Sie würden letztlich viel gewinnen, wenn sie den Wandel aktiv mitgestalten, anstatt sich nur als Opfer darzustellen. Wann werden Fluggesellschaften dies endlich begreifen?Es gibt zwei Möglichkeiten,...
Technical Article — July 23, 2019
Renewable energy: from market penetration to seamless grid integration
Written by Expert: Rubina Singh - 5min read
The energy landscape is undergoing an unprecedented transformation globally, propelled by the trends of decarbonisation, decentralisation and digitisation. In order to phase out fossil fuels completely and tackle global warming, an important behavioural...
News — September 24, 2019
How can we tap into hydrogen’s potential to achieve clean, secure...
Written by Expert: Dr. David Snoswell - 5min read
With more than 10 million metric tons produced annually in the USA, hydrogen production is estimated to be a $100 billion industry. The buzz around conversion of electricity into hydrogen is due to its energy density allowing large amounts of energy to be stored compared to battery and large scale...
News — September 05, 2019
Cleaning up maritime transport
Written by Bertrand Piccard - 5min read
Three per cent. That is the contribution of the maritime sector to total global carbon emissions. It doesn’t sound all that much for a sector that ensures 90% of world trade and whose ships spend most of their time on the high-seas, out of sight and out of mind, but the predictions for climate change means that...
News — January 15, 2020
Smart Cities – The hidden challenge of digital transformation
Written by Expert: Bénédicte Deryckere - 10min read
Last November and for the 9th consecutive year, Fira de Barcelona hosted the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC). More than 25,000 stakeholders from across the globe gathered to share goals and collaborate with the aim to tackle similar urban challenges.This event is now regarded as the most...