The Explorer is a one-of-a-kind search engine that showcases profitable climate solutions from all over the world which are part of an ever-growing, curated, and publicly-accessible database. Select your profile, your needs and climate goals to discover the solutions that fit best with your situation.

Explore Learn more

Cancel Confirm

My Project

The Solutions Explorer lets you shortlist your favorite solutions in Project(s) you’ve created. You can create multiple projects.

Your Project will show up here.


Sign in to create project and save solutions.

Sign in

Don't have an account?

Sign up

My Project

Sign in

Don't have an account?

Sign up

Save to project

The Solutions Explorer lets you shortlist your favorite solutions in Project(s) you’ve created. You can create multiple projects.

Your Project will show up here.




Sign in to create project and save solutions.

Sign in

Don't have an account?

Sign up

Create new project

Sign in

Don't have an account?

Sign up

Your Search Alerts

The Solutions Explorer lets you create alerts that match your needs. You can create several alerts and you will receive a notification each time a new Solar Impulse Efficient Solutions is labeled and matches your filters.

Your Search Alerts will show up here.


Sign in to create alerts for your filters and search terms.

Sign in

Don't have an account?

Sign up

Connect with the innovator

You can contact each Solution’s Innovator through the « Solutions Explorer » contact form. The team will also follow up to make sure you’ll have an answer to your request.

Your contact form will show up here.




Sign in to connect with the Innovator

Sign in

Don't have an account?

Sign up

My Account

Sign in

Don't have an account?

Sign up

The Fossilizator

Changes non-recyclable waste into stones for the construction sector

October 2020
Gallery The Fossilizator 1
Gallery The Fossilizator 1
01.

Identification

Construction aggregates represent the most extracted raw material in France with 55% of total tonnages, representing 360 M tonnes. Extracted from quarries mainly to produce concrete and build roads, they cause environmental problems such as landscape degradation. In addition, industrials are looking for recycled materials, especially for the construction of roads, since they have obligations to use 50% of recycled materials, a proportion hardly reached today.

To tackle this challenge as well as landfilling, Néolithe transforms non-recyclable waste such as municipality waste, construction waste, industrial waste into stones. The Anthropocite, the mineral aggregate produced, can be used as raw material for the construction sector, especially for roadbeds and concrete. The waste is processed by the Fossilizator, a mobile treatment unit in containers that can be deployed easily next to waste production. The Fossilization aims to replace the current waste treatments, incineration and landfills, that generate a lot of CO2 emissions. Highly scalable, the Fossilization technology is cost-competitive when compared with other conventional solutions.

Label Date October 2020
From France
Maturity stage Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab
Looking For Network, New clients, Visibility, Funding, Partners, Credibility

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
02.

The environmental benefits

  • The Fossilizator has a treatment capacity of 10 tons per day
  • The waste are turned into stones in 24 hours
  • The Fossilization of 1 ton of household waste avoids 650kg of CO2
  • The Fossilization of all household waste would avoid 5% of the global greenhouse gaz emissions
  • 100% material revalorisation of the waste
03.

The Financial benefits

  • Sold as a service, the Fossilization cost the same thing for the end user
  • Sold as an equipment, the payback time of a Fossilizator is 6.5 years
04.

Activity Region

  • /

Europe

France,

  • Headquarters
  • Activity
05.

Implementation Stories

The Fossilizator by Néolithe
Implemented by Eurovia in Aix-en-Provence (France) in 2023

Mat’Ild, a subsidiary of Eurovia (Vinci), operating sorting centers for construction waste in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region will install a Fossilizer to recover non-inert waste from the construction industry (plastics, wood, cardboard, textiles, etc.). For the operator, the cost of fossilization is lower than the cost of landfilling. As Eurovia is also a major producer and consumer of aggregates, the anthropocite aggregates produced will be consumed locally in the Group’s works.

Result

Expected benefit of 200k ⍬ / year for minimum 10 years & ⊓ 2,175 t ofco /year

06.

Company Profile

Néolithe

Neolithe changes non-recyclable waste into stones. We aim to decrease the global carbon footprint by 5%.

View company profile
Headquarters 91120 Palaiseau, France
07.

Networking Partner

Cleantech Open France

The Cleantech Open France is looking for the best clean technology ideas from around the country. This is the largest cleantech accelerator program in France and it belongs to the largest international network of cleantech startups, the Cleantech Open founded in California, which has a presence in more than 20 countries worldwide.

View partner profile
Solutions Associated 32
Connect with the innovator Save to Project

The information set out above, is solely for the purposes of information and the Solar Impulse Foundation does not provide any guarantee as to its authenticity, completeness or accuracy. This information does not constitute investment advice or a recommendation to buy into, transact or to enter into any agreement with any of the parties or persons mentioned above. Potential investors or interested parties are solely responsible for their investment or business decisions and for performing any due diligence required by the circumstances.