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News — June 26, 2019

H55, a spin-off from Solar Impulse, sets a new milestone for...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 4min read

This two-seater electric plane, co-founded by Solar Impulse's Co-Founder, CEO and pilot André Borschberg, is a perfect example of how new technologies can help us transition to sustainability.  Updated on December, 05th, 2019On Friday, June 21st, a small airplane, the...

Climate Nugget — February 07, 2019

It’s time for fashion to set bold environmental goals

Written by Chiara Cosenza

The industry is being pointed out as one of the main sources of pollution in the World. Materials, processes, a changing and non-traceable value chain, added to our own consumption behaviour are at the origin of a massive problem.Bold sustainability goals have to be set in order to transform the...

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...

News — November 26, 2019

The Hydrogen Car - here and now, not just for the future

Written by Bertrand Piccard - 4min read

In two days, I have covered 778 kilometers, emitting nothing more than water vapor. I drove through two countries – France and Luxembourg – driving a hydrogen car, a standard Hyundai Nexo. I did this on just one full tank, setting a new world distance record for this kind of clean mobility.Through this...

Climate Nugget — May 29, 2019

Faster, Higher, Stronger... Greener? How sports events are joining...

Written by Sixtine Morin - 5min read

“Sport has the power to change the world” declared Nelson Mandela in his famous speech at the first Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco in 2000. Sport has indeed played a major role throughout history, safeguarding peace and uniting people. Now, as humanity faces a climate crisis - arguably its...

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...

Climate Nugget — March 06, 2019

Future of Farming: How technology is transforming food production

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 4min read

Drones, marketplaces, IoT and sensors, blockchain technologies, artificial intelligence… After having radically transformed our everyday lives, all these technological trends are now changing one of the most crucial aspects of our existence: the way our food is...

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...

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...

News — June 04, 2019

World Environment Day: solutions to air pollution exist

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 5min read

This year's World Environment Day is dedicated to one of the world's most pressing issue: air pollution. One morning in March 2015, Parisians woke up to a mysterious scene: the Eiffel Tower had vanished…  Actually, the emblematic iron tower was hidden by a thick smog which hit the French capital for...

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...

Insights — October 28, 2019

Who are Greta Thunberg's detractors?

Written by Bertrand Piccard - 4min read

The politicians and industry leaders offended by Greta Thunberg's call for us to “listen to the science” are not just responsible for the inaction in the face of the climate crisis, they are also the ones whose complacency make it possible to legally pollute the air that kills 7 million annually, dump...

News — July 18, 2019

Eco Wave Power makes market debut on Nasdaq First North Stockholm

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 4min read

The Swedish cleantech company becomes the first Solar Impulse Efficient Solution to complete an IPO.“Passion is the greatest renewable energy source. Passion is something that can definitely take you a long way” says Inna Braverman, as her company is about to get listed on the prestigious Swedish exchange...

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,...

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...