The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label

Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label

The PIE solution, Inopsys' solution for the treatment of industrial wastewater containing micropollutants, was attributed the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” Label following an assessment performed by external independent experts and based on verified standards. It is thereby joining the #1000solutions challenge, an initiative by the Solar Impulse Foundation to select solutions that meet high standards in profitability and sustainability and present them to decision-makers to fast-track their implementation.


"Solutions exist that are logical more than just ecological, that can create jobs and generate profit while also reducing polluting emissions and preserving natural resources." 
 - Bertrand Piccard

This solution provides a sustainable, profitable, and reliable on-site unit for the treatment and purification of pharmaceutical and chemical wastewaters. It provides an alternative for transport and incineration of hazardous wastewater and removes micropollutants such as Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and endocrine disruptors. With the PIE solution, we provide a technical and economical feasible answer to the emerging problem of water quality and drinking water availability. A combination of 3 different complementary technology modules removes and converts active pharmaceutical ingredients via oxygen and ozone, ozonolysis, into biodegradable compounds that can be further treated in biological wastewater treatment. The implementation makes it possible to avoid the discharge of pharmaceuticals into surface water and the environment in general.

To receive the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” Label, PIE solution was thoroughly assessed by a pool of independent experts according to 5 criteria covering the three main topics of Feasibility, Environmental and Profitability. All labelled solutions are part of the #1000solutions portfolio that will be presented to decision-makers in business and government by Bertrand Piccard, Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation. The aim of this initiative is to encourage the adoption of more ambitious environmental targets and fast-track the implementation of these solutions on a large scale.

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About the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” Label
One of the first labels for positive impact businesses bringing together protection of the environment and financial viability, the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” Label is attributed following an assessment performed by external independent experts. In collaboration with renowned institutions, solutions applying for the label must go through a neutral methodology based on verified standards. This label serves as an award for clean and profitable solutions.

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About the Solar Impulse Foundation
The Solar Impulse Foundation is dedicated to accelerating the implementation of clean and profitable solutions. Moreover, the Foundation is helping decision-makers in businesses and governments to achieve their environmental targets and adopt more ambitious energy policies, which are necessary to pull these solutions to market. A way to carry the success of the first solar-powered flight around the world further.

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