Synhelion solar fuels receive Solar Impulse Label

26 October 2020

Synhelion’s solar fuel technology has been awarded 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 Bertrand Piccard’s 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.

Solar fuels are synthetic fuels produced from solar energy. Synhelion uses high-temperature solar heat to convert water and CO2 into synthetic fuels, such as jet fuel, gasoline, or diesel. Synhelion solar fuels are compatible with the current global fuel infrastructure and reduce net CO2 emissions by up to 100%. With this, Synhelion offers a truly sustainable alternative to fossil fuels and aims to provide an effective solution to decarbonize the transportation industry.

To receive the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label, Synhelion’s solar fuel technology was thoroughly assessed by a pool of independent experts according to five 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.

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.

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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