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IFPEN carries out technical and economic studies in the field of energy.
These studies are carried out by the team of economic engineers working at the IFPEN Economics and Information Watch and Management Division, who boast combined expertise in engineering and economic sciences.
These studies take a variety of forms:

  • Technical and economic analyses, economic competitiveness studies
  • Market surveys, validation of the potential of a new product and/or new technology
  • Economics of industrial sectors
  • Environmental assessment: Lifecycle analyses, taking into account not only the technical performance, but also the economic, environmental and industrial performance of the entire production process for a given technology
  • Energy scenarios, regulatory issues and operation of markets,
  • Analysis of costs and effects of political instruments on a process or a sector.

 

• Development of electric vehicle: where are we now?

October 2016
Electric vehicles – a term which refers to battery electric vehicles (BEV) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) – are regarded as one way to lower energy costs and reduce the environmental impact of transport. While mild or full hybrid vehicles are gradually becoming more widespread, the market for electric vehicles is still developing.
While the symbolic threshold of one million electric vehicles in circulation worldwide was surpassed in 2015 and sales are increasing from year to year, certain limitations could nevertheless hinder this growth:
- high purchase prices,
- the need to establish incentive-based public policies to significantly increase sales,
- vehicle range,
are challenges to overcome before electric vehicles become a sustainable part of the world’s automobile fleet.
This memorandum takes stock of this specific market and highlights the reasons to believe in its continued progress. It mainly discusses private vehicles (including microcars) and utility vehicles, but a specific section is dedicated to mopeds and motorbikes.

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• 2016 overview and outlook for biofuels

October 2016
With falling fossil fuel prices, 2015 was marked by a general decline in the appeal of alternative fuels. But although growth in worldwide volume of biofuel production and consumption is slowing, blending requirements continue to increase and investment, though declining, is still taking place.
To ensure the long-term sustainability of biofuel processes, a variety of conditions must be met, such as
- an increase in fossil energy prices and/or CO2 taxation,
- the use of policy levers including implementation of post-2020 objectives (incorporation levels, reduction of greenhouse gases, etc.) and fuel blending standards.
 
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• Responding to the oil counter-shock: the three-step strategy implemented by oil majors – debt reduction, divestment and diversification

IFP Energies nouvelles - July 2016

Due to low oil prices, lack of demand and pressure from shareholders, oil companies are speeding up changes to their economic model. Penalized by decreasing revenues and increasing debt, majors have begun to drastically reduce their investments, refocus on more profitable activity segments, and expand their activities to new energy sources.
  
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• What public policies are required to stimulate European electric vehicle sales up to 2030? At what cost, and with what level of social equality?

IFP Energies nouvelles - July 2016

The growth of electric vehicle sales is extremely reliant on the public policy tools used to promote the adoption of these vehicles. The results are extremely heterogeneous depending on whether we use policies designed to support their purchase (scrapping premiums, subsidies) or taxation policies (fuel tax, carbon tax) aimed at encouraging substitution.
  
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• Investment in Exploration-Production and Refining - 2015

IFP Energies nouvelles - March 2016

IFPEN analyses in this study the 2015 evolution of global investment in the field of exploration-production and refining.
               - Changes in oil and gas prices
               - Investment in Exploration/Production: the end of an upward cycle
               - Drilling and the global drilling market, upstream activities and markets
               - 2015, a breath of fresh air for refining
  
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• Panorama technical reports - 2016

Every year, the IFP Energies nouvelles experts write a set of thematic technical reports to complement the speeches of the Panorama seminar.
  
> Panorama 2016 : "Innovation and climate change: role and position of the refining industry"

 

 New report proposing recommendations to prepare the revision of the EU ETS for its Phase IV (2021-2030)

At the time of the crucial COP21 climate conference in Paris, a new report produced by I4CE – Institute for Climate Economics and Enerdata, in collaboration with IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN), demonstrates that implementing a well-designed carbon pricing policy is key element to successfully decarbonising energy and industry cost-effectively.
  
EXPLORING THE EU ETS BEYOND 2020 - A first assessment of the EU Commission’s proposal for Phase IV of the EU ETS (2021-2030)
   
Launched in September 2014, the research program on the COordination of EU Policies on Energy and CO2 (COPEC) with the EU ETS by 2030, aims to prepare economic policymakers for the debate on the revision of the European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) in the framework of the 2030 Climate and Energy Package.
  
The final report, produced jointly by I4CE – Institute for Climate Economics – Enerdata, and in collaboration with IFPEN, provides new, factual, independent and quantified analysis on EU ETS operationality by 2030, to examine the necessary conditions to improve its environmental and economic effectiveness.
  
Over five chapters, the COPEC research program analyses five major challenges to the successful implementation of Phase IV of the EU ETS:

  • Defining a CO2 reduction target in line with energy policies such as Renewables and Energy Efficiency,
  • Implementing the Market Stability Reserve,
  • Addressing carbon leakage risk through free allocation,
  • Extending the EU ETS scope to include emissions from the road transport sector,
  • Financing the low-carbon transition through various funding mechanisms based on auction revenues.

>> Press release  

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• Panorama technical reports - 2015

> Panorama 2015 : "A shift in the automotive sector: technological solutions for new mobility trends"

 

• Investment in Exploration-Production and Refining - 2014

IFP Energies nouvelles - November 2014

IFPEN analyses in this study the 2014 evolution of global investment in the field of exploration-production and refining.
               - Changes in oil and gas prices
               - Exploration and Production: slowdown in growth
               - Drilling activity and market throughout the world
               - Refining – significant increase in spending
  
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• Panorama technical reports - 2014

> Panorama 2014 : "Biomass for energy and chemistry"

  

• Investment in Exploration-Production and Refining - 2013

IFP Energies nouvelles - October 2013

IFPEN analyses in this study the 2013 evolution of global investment in the field of exploration-production and refining.
               - Changes in oil and gas prices
               - Exploration Production: a new year of growth
               - Main markets in the upstream oil equipment and services sector
               - Refining: looking for new equilibriums
  
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• Panorama technical reports - 2013

> Panorama 2013 : "Mass storage of energy - An imperative for a successful future energy mix?"

 

• Investment in Exploration-Production and Refining - 2012

IFP Energies nouvelles - October 2012

IFPEN analyses in this study the 2012 evolution of global investment in the field of exploration-production and refining. The word “contrast” also springs to mind when looking into how investment in hydrocarbons has changed, with an upstream sector that is flourishing and a downstream sector that is treading water.
  
In spite of the uncertain economic context, investment in exploration-production is still increasing at a healthy rate, with activity reaching record levels in all areas. The decline in activity of 2009/2010 now seems a long way off. As far as refining is concerned, investment has only risen very modestly, despite a somewhat encouraging 2011. It has only been driven by Asia and the Middle East and - to a lesser extent - South America. 
 
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• Les cahiers de l'économie

The "cahiers de l'économie" series aims at presenting the work carried out in IFP Energies nouvelles and in IFP School, research work or synthetic notes in economics, finance and management.
  
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• Water impacts of French biofuel development at the 2030 time horizon

February 2010 - Les cahiers du CLIP, 98 p. - In 2006, French biofuel production occupied nearly 800,000 hectares, amounting to around 2.8% of agricultural land and supplying 1.8% of the country’s total fuel supply. By 2020, each Member State of the European Union is required to source at least 10% of its national fuel consumption from renewable sources. One of the main goals of this requirement is to contribute to greenhouse gas reductions in the transport sector, all while conserving natural resources. Against this backdrop, diverse environmental issues are involved in the planning and development of these industries. Protecting water resources is a main concern for the French, especially when it comes to formulating agricultural strategy for any given territory.
 The goal of the present study is thus to propose a prospective assessment of the potential water impacts of different biofuel production scenarios in France through the year 2030. These scenarios, with their contrasting situations regarding agriculture, technology, and environmental priority, put forth a vision of possible futures in biofuel development. Their evaluation at the level of the Adour-Garonne and Seine-Normandy Basins has made it possible to produce comparative results, based on indicators quantified at this scale. 
   
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• State of the art and potential of biomethane vehicle fuel

Synthesis of a joint study by ADEME, AFGNV, ATEE Club Biogaz, GDF SUEZ, IFP, MEEDDAT - This 8 pages document presents approaches to producing biomethane vehicle fuel and the resources involved. The potential of each type of resource and the production costs are described in this report. Lastly, the contribution of this gaseous biofuel to reducing greenhouse gas emissions is evaluated.
  
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• IFPEN non-exclusive regional reports

Regional Reports
IFPEN Non-Exclusive Regional Reports:

 The Petroleum Evaluation of Sedimentary Basins And Thrust Belts in France

Non exclusive regional studies were achieved by IFPEN at Departments of Finance and Industry 's request, in order to promote the prospective french areas and to help companies to evaluate the petroleum potential of the french sedimentary basins. These studies encompass the Metropolitan France as well as some overseas departments and territories.

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