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IFPEN - IFP Energies nouvelles


IFPEN is a world-class public-sector research and training center, aimed at developing the technologies and materials of the future in the fields of energy, transport and the environment. It provides public bodies and industry with innovative solutions for a smooth transition to the energy sources and materials of tomorrow – more efficient, more economical, cleaner and sustainable.
Within its focal areas, IFPEN fosters knowledge transfers between long-term fundamental research, applied research and industrial development. It is funded both by a state budget and by resources provided by private French and foreign international partners.

To fulfil its mission, IFPEN has 5 complementary strategic priorities:
  • Capturing and storing CO2 to combat the greenhouse effect
  • Diversifying fuel sources
  • Developing clean, fuel-efficient vehicles
  • Converting as much raw material as possible into energy for transport
  • Pushing back the boundaries in oil and gas exploration and production

As the bulk of CO2 emissions result from energy use, efforts to reduce them must be combined with efforts to capture CO2 wherever possible, i.e. primarily at industrial sites. IFP is developing processes for CO2 capture, transport and underground storage, in order to prevent its release into the atmosphere.

Representing over 50 professions, from geological engineers to powertrain engineers, IFPEN’s 1,720 staff, based in Rueil-Malmaison and Lyon, form a unique body of specialists and an unparalleled network of expertise. To successfully carry out their research work, they have access to an extremely high-quality technical environment, in terms of both facilities and testing resources.

The IFPEN School, an integral part of IFPEN, meets industry's need by offering complementary graduate training programs to young engineers. The quality of its teaching, combined with the extent and diversity of its partnerships with universities and industry, make it a prominent international force. Each year, over 600 students from across the globe graduate, equipped to meet tomorrow's energy challenges.