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News — October 10, 2019

4 Solar Impulse Efficient Solutions to recycle plastics and reduce...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 5 min read

On October 16th, the world’s major players in the plastics industry will gather at K-Fair, “the world’s n°1 trade fair for plastics and rubber” in Düsseldorf, Germany. The event will be an opportunity for the industry to present the latest innovations, discuss current trends in the sector, and roadmaps to...

Technical Article — October 04, 2019

Is Machine Learning taking Control in process industry?

Written by Expert: Cosmin Koch-Ciobotaru - 7 min read

The phrase “data is the new oil” (The Economist, 2017) has been around for some years now, stressing the change that we are facing throughout industries: from retail to media and entertainment, from healthcare and personal assistants to transportation and social platforms, the hyper inter-connected...

1000 Solutions — October 03, 2019

UBQ, turning trash into bio-based thermoplastic

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 4 min read

A solution to reduce waste. Every year, the world generates over 2 billion tonnes of municipal solid waste, mainly composed of food (44%), paper and cardboard (17%), plastic (12%), glass or metal… And that figure is expected to rise to 3.40 billion tonnes by 2050, according to the World...

News — September 27, 2019

LVMH and the Solar Impulse Foundation to find solutions for...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3 min read

The partnership between the two entities is part of a global effort from the world’s biggest luxury goods company to put protection of the environment at the core of its priorities, without compromising on financial results. “We prefer acts to pacts” proclaimed Antoine Arnault, LVMH, as he introduced the Future...

1000 Solutions — September 26, 2019

Gjosa, saving water one shower at a time

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3 min read

A Swiss startup has developed a new technology capable of reducing both water and energy consumption. In most developed countries, people take access to water for granted. But in some parts of the world, getting clean and drinkable water is a constant fight. According to the WWF, “some...

News — September 24, 2019

How can we tap into hydrogen’s potential to achieve clean, secure...

Written by Expert: Dr. David Snoswell - 5 min 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 23, 2019

Are we truly capitalists?

Written by Bertrand Piccard - 4 min read

The version of capitalism that has dominated global markets for the last half-century is being rightfully questioned as never before. Whilst over a billion people have been pulled out of poverty over the last generation, our economic system has also contributed to skyrocketing inequalities, social unrest,...

1000 Solutions — September 19, 2019

Shore-to-ship power, reducing the environmental footprint of...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 4 min read

This solution can drastically reduce both emission and noise pollution in ports.In 2000, the port of Gothenburg was home to a major technological breakthrough in the maritime industry. It was the first ever port to be equipped with shore-to-ship power by the Swiss-Swedish company ABB.This technology, also known as...

1000 Solutions — September 13, 2019

WEEECAM, tackling the issue of e-waste in developing countries

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3 min read

With an entirely new process, from recycling, repairing and treating e-waste disposal, this project creates economic opportunities while protecting the environment. On September 10th, 2019, Apple held its annual conference, unveiling a new set of devices, such as the iPhone 11, a new...

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...

Technical Article — September 09, 2019

Smart Data For A Clean And More Sustainable Future

Written by Sabrina Cipullo - 5 min read

About 30 years ago, controlling home appliances remotely by phone or internet from any location in the world seemed science fiction, today it is a reality. These innovations not only bring a certain level of comfort to the individual but could potentially have a...

News — September 05, 2019

Cleaning up maritime transport

Written by Bertrand Piccard - 5 min 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...

Technical Article — September 02, 2019

Swiss waste-management policy, a peek behind the curtains of one of...

Written by Expert: Benjamin Demma - 5 min read

Switzerland is one of the countries with the highest per capita waste production in the world. However, thanks to the waste management policies adopted, it is also one of the countries with the highest recycling rates. Let's look at the main points of the waste management policy adopted by...

1000 Solutions — August 29, 2019

PAPTIC®, an alternative to plastic

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3 min read

This solution offers an eco-friendly replacement for packaging for retailers and brand owners.  The race to find alternatives to plastics is on. The packaging industry, among others, is investing heavily in innovations to replace our good old plastic bags and wrappings by...

News — August 28, 2019

My speech to Heads of States at the G7 Summit

Written by Bertrand Piccard - 3 min read

Dear President Macron, Excellencies,If I am here today in front of you, it is not because I flew around the world in a solar powered airplane but because I have proof that clean technologies exist and can achieve impossible goals. The good news is that in the field of the environment, these technologies have become...