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News — June 27, 2019

Cryonod™ - energy recovery via cryogenics

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3 min read

A solution uses pressure loss from pipelines to produce cost efficient and clean cryogenic liquids Natural gas is one of the most common (and cleanest) fossil fuels used in our everyday lives. In the United States, natural gas supplies nearly one-fourth of all of the energy used, according to the American...

News — June 26, 2019

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

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3 min 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. On Friday, June 21st, a small airplane flies over the Swiss city of Sion. While the aircraft has nothing...

News — June 25, 2019

Schneider Electric partners with the Solar Impulse Foundation to...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3 min read

The Solar Impulse Foundation announced a new partnership with Schneider Electric, one of the world’s leading companies in Energy Management, Industrial Automation, and Services, through the Schneider Electric Foundation. This partnership was announced by Bertrand Piccard, Chairman of the Solar Impulse...

Insights — June 21, 2019

Will airline companies cause their own crash?

Written by Bertrand Piccard

The noose is tightening around the air transport industry and only airline companies can untie the knot. They would greatly benefit in the end by becoming actors rather than victims of change. When will they understand?There are two ways to handle adverse circumstances: to try to put up a fight as long as...

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 - 3 min 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...

Interviews — June 07, 2019

Paris 2024, "the most sustainable games of all time"?

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3 min read

Interview with Tony Estanguet, President of the Organising Committee of the Paris 2024 Olympic GamesThis article is a translation of interview in french. Read the original here. Events such as the Olympic games, the FIFA World Cup or the Champions League fly-in millions of spectators, as well as...

1000 Solutions — June 06, 2019

Greenrail, turning railways into clean energy producers

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3 min 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,...

News — June 04, 2019

World Environment Day: solutions to air pollution exist

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 5 min 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...

News — June 03, 2019

Opinion. "For a European climate bank"

Written by Bertrand Piccard - 5 min read

This joint Opinion Editorial is written by Ambroise Fayolle, VP of the European Investment Bank, and Bertrand Piccard, Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation. It was originally published in the "Journal du Dimanche" (read the original article in French) The fight against climate change has become a...

1000 Solutions — May 29, 2019

Kitro : reducing restaurants’ food waste

Written by Anouk Rieben - 5 min 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...

Climate Nugget — May 29, 2019

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

Written by Sixtine Morin - 5 min 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...

News — May 27, 2019

Bertrand Piccard to address energy leaders at the Clean Energy...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3 min read

From May 27th to 29th, the world’s top clean energy decision-makers will gather in Vancouver for the 10th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM10) and 4th Mission Innovation (MI-4).During 3 days, 26 energy Ministers, and hundreds of corporate leaders, international organisations, investors, and researchers...

1000 Solutions — May 23, 2019

Ecoloo, sustainable off-grid toilets

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3 min 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...

Interviews — May 17, 2019

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

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 7 min 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...