The transport sector consumes significant amounts of energy. It is predominantly reliant on oil, a resource that is limited. Reducing fuel consumption and diversifying energy sources are major challenges. To address them, IFP Energies nouvelles is working on vehicle electrification and is assessing the potential of alternative fuels in this sector.
Vehicles equipped with standard IC engines generate both CO2 emissions, as a result of fuel consumption, and local pollutants. Research conducted at IFP Energies nouvelles aims to meet this dual challenge by improving overall engine performance.
The scope of its research also extends to the air transport sector, for which it is also assessing the potential of innovative engines and fuels.