IFP Energies nouvelles is involved in the Investment for the Future government-backed spending program launched by the government in 2010. In this context, it is leading four projects within the scope of Excellence Facilities and Themed Excellence Institutes initiatives in the field of low-carbon energies (IEED).
These will bring together training institutions, research bodies and industry, the aim being to promote public/private partnership. The objective of these initiatives is to equip France with competitive economic networks in promising future sectors related to low-carbon energies.
IDEEL - French National institute for the development of eco-technologies and low-carbon energies - concerns the creation of a technological innovation campus on low-carbon industrial processes in “Chemistry Valley”. The project is being led by seven founding members, consisting of industry players (Arkema, GDF Suez, PEP and Rhodia) and public research and higher education bodies (CNRS, IFP Energies nouvelles and University of Lyon).
It is supported by the Axelera competitiveness cluster, for which IFP Energies nouvelles is a founding member, as well as by all the Ecotech clusters in Rhône-Alpes (LUTB, Tenerrdis, etc.).
It schedules the use of pooled resources (particularly in terms of laboratories, platforms and demonstrators) and joint research teams. It will also bring together projects already underway in the region, such as the Axel'One collaborative innovation platform led by Axelera.
VeDeCoM – Institute for low-carbon intelligent transportation systems - aims to accelerate the bringing to market of rechargeable electric and hybrid vehicles with onboard intelligence and efficient methods for communicating with infrastructures. Supported by the Mov'eo competitiveness cluster, for which IFP Energies nouvelles is a founding member, the institute will be located at the Versailles-Satory site.
It will use existing or planned facilities in this region (Satory test tracks, Mov'eo-Dege platform, etc.) and will include significant new facilities, including a study and simulation centre.
IFP Energies nouvelles is also involved in projects led by other research bodies:
"In bringing together all stakeholders, the institutes of excellence stand as a powerful tool for developing innovative and breakthrough technologies meeting the expectations of society and the markets"
Sophie Jullian, Scientific Director of IFPEN