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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...

1000 Solutions — August 08, 2019

h-aero®, a solar-powered helium Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

This solution is safer, offers superior flight endurance, and can carry a larger relative load than conventional drones. Is it a plane? A helicopter? A balloon? Actually, it is all of these. h-aero® is a new concept of flying object which combines the advantages of all three...

1000 Solutions — July 25, 2019

BHEP, reducing costs and environmental impacts of buildings

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

A new generation of buildings designed to create financial, human and societal value. While residential buildings are mostly full during the evening and night, commercial buildings and offices are occupied during the day. This is why occupancy rates of buildings are rarely above 40%, and...

1000 Solutions — July 18, 2019

Winnow, empowering chefs to tackle food waste

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

A solution to monitor food waste and help chefs adapt their food purchases. Have you ever felt that guilt at a restaurant when you leave your plate half full or send your meal back to the kitchen because it didn’t please you? Now, imagine the colossal amount of meals served in...

1000 Solutions — July 08, 2019

Sopraloop, a new recycling process for plastic

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

This solution turns non-recycled plastic into insulation material. To successfully transition to a sustainable economy, we must move from linear to circular processes. The concept of circularity is quite simple: “It entails gradually decoupling economic activity from the...

1000 Solutions — July 04, 2019

Wattway, on the road to renewable energy

Written by Tristan Lebleu

This new road is a solution to power road equipment in remote locations.As the world continues on its path to electrification, the energy needs will have doubled by the year 2050. The need for clean and renewable sources of energy is rapidly intensifying, and some innovators are looking for new solutions to...

1000 Solutions — June 19, 2019

AgRHO® S-Boost™ is an eco-friendly germination seed booster.

Written by Laetitia Waku

AgRHO S-Boost favors and optimizes water and nutrients absorption by the seed. In the world 33% of all the soils are degraded and their state continue to deteriorate at an alarming rate due in majority to human activities according to the...

1000 Solutions — June 13, 2019

WaveRoller® : harnessing the energy of ocean waves

Written by Chiara Cosenza - 3min read

WaveRoller is a device that converts the ocean wave energy into electricity. You have probably spent time watching and listening to the constant movement of waves breaking on the shore. The movement never stops : waves hit the coast in the morning, daytime and night, making it a constant and reliable...

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,...

1000 Solutions — May 29, 2019

Kitro : reducing restaurants’ food waste

Written by Anouk Rieben - 5min read

An innovative automated food waste management solution for the hospitality industry. Have you ever experienced this guilty feeling when you take a yogurt from your fridge and realize from its mouldy look that it is expired? Or when you are at the restaurant, don’t...

1000 Solutions — May 23, 2019

Ecoloo, sustainable off-grid toilets

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

A waterless toilet installation for isolated and water stressed areas. “This is a container of human waste” said Bill Gates while brandishing a beaker of poo, as he got on stage at the Reinvented Toilet Expo event in Beijing. What was the founder of Microsoft doing with human...

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 — 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...

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...