The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label seeks to identify those solutions that bring together the protection of the environment and financial viability. Its aim is demonstrating that such solutions are not expensive costs but rather opportunities for clean economic growth. To address environmental challenges without compromising economic growth, the Solar Impulse Foundation has identified 1000+ clean and profitable solutions worldwide. We are now joining this select but fortunately growing club, to which we bring to bear our Material-Science knowledge and passion.
By offering political and economic decision-makers a Guide to Solutions that can be implemented on a large scale, the Foundation will help them establish a roadmap for the adoption of much more ambitious energy and environmental programs and thus achieve their carbon neutrality objectives.
What has just been labelled?
Our patented G3® patented inorganic, metal and phosphorus-free bioglass has demonstrated to be very effective and durable against a wide array biofilms in both relevant environments and clinical tests. It is easily and economically produced, contains no nanoparticles, and doesn’t generate antimicrobial resistance due to its action principle, based on membrane depolarization instead of metal ion membrane adhesion or penetration.
We have come up with a substance that does not leach metal ions or particles, and degrades as any other glass. It has a useful life measured in years vs. short lived metal based solutions. At Nanoker, we can integrate G3® in bulk or as additive in fibres, paints, polymers, plastics, cements and ceramics. Also used directly as coating on various surfaces. It is 100% biocompatible and as a coating can be used on medical devices, or as additive in bone-grafting solutions. Upon degradation, it is even good for soils due to its mineral content.
The Solar Impulse Foundation and the Seal
The Solar Impulse Foundation is part of the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions. It is bringing together the main actors in the field of clean technologies to create synergies, facilitate matchmaking between solution providers and investors, and showcase clean and profitable solutions that have the potential to address today’s environmental challenges.
Labelling and validation process of the Solar Impulse Foundation is audited by Ernst&Young and assessed by independent experts. Label is awared to the solutions meeting high standards of sustainability and profitability. Third-party validation helps innovations stand out showcasing their positive impact on the environment as well as their strong business value.
What comes with labelling
The Foundation promotes labelled solutions to media, the public and decision-makers highlighting the benefits of clean and profitable solutions. Invitations at numerous networking events are opportunities for labelled companies to showcase our innovations.
With the ever expanding network of the World Alliance, the label brings together main actors in clean technologies. It helps to build relationships, create synergies and partnership opportunities allowing to accelerate their implementation.
Finally, working closely with dozen of VCs, both impact investors and more traditional players, the Solar Impulse Foundation pushes the labelled efficient solutions in their dealflow. By creating links between solutions and public authorities in order to bring solutions to cities and regions, the Solar Impulse Foundation is committed to facilitating the implementation of efficient solutions.
It is supported, among others, by UNFCCC, the International Energy Agency, the European Investment Bank and the European Commission. The main partners of the Solar Impulse Foundation are: Adeo, Air France, Air Liquide, BNP Paribas, Breitling, Deutsche Telekom, ENGIE, LVMH, Michelin, Movin’ON, Nestlé, Schlumberger, Schneider Electric Foundation, Solvay and Soprema.
Versatility of our G3® Patented Eco Bioglass
In Nanoker, we have been working with G3® for years now, together with the CINN-CSIC Tech. Institute and their oustanding team. The potential of G3® was quickly identified for use on our medical devices as a biological seal due to its proven efficiency and bacteriostatic properties.
Hence, G3® became a pivotal part of our medical device endeavours. Either as part of bone graft ceramic composites, or as coating substance in Nanoker’s new generation of Dental Implants, NACRE. NACRE is the FIRST preventive, all advanced-ceramic (metal free) global, patient-centric, personalised, wordwide patented & already clinically tested Medical Device solution to PERI-IMPLANTITIS and its overall health consequences beyond implant failure.
But the possibilities of G3® go a long way farther.
The G3® Bioglass can be produced in various adaptable microstructures. It is important to underline that this is not a nano-material. Therefore it’s not affected by restrictions related to nanoparticlerelease during lifespan or by degradation), including spherical grain, fibers, etc. Hence, it can be used in a wide array of products as a sustainable, “green”, biodegradable, non-metal, non-particle release, non-leaching and totally biocompatible antimicrobial aditive or even raw material.
Antimicrobian possibilities of G3®
Uses as antimicrobian aditive include, but are not limited to its inclusionin paints, sintetic textiles, polymers, plastics, cements, glass, ceramics… As a raw material, it can be used as coating for glass, ceramics, metals. Such coating can be implemented via thermal coating + heat treatment/annealing, or hot-paintbrush + heat treatment. Effectiveness has been widely proven against all sorts of pathogens, including Sars virus (also COVID19). The fact that it operates by causing membrane depolarization by contact avoids antimicrobial resistance development by bacteria and fungus. The latter is one of the main issues and drawbacks concerning metal-ion-releasing solutions.
G3® is highly disruptive, since it’s the first long-term, lasting antimicrobial agent, with mininum production/process environmental footprint, which is completely biodegradable &eco-friendly, as well as biocompatible and nano particle and metal free. The antimicrobians market has seen considerable development and growth inthe last decade, to 4,5 USD bn now. It is expected to accelerate & keep high momentum for obvious reasons related to awareness + public sensitivity towards sanitation and microbial protection.