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On October 12, 2021, four IFP School students, acting as spokespersons for the students of the 2022 Class, attended President Emmanuel Macron’s presentation of the France 2030 investment plan at the Élysée Palace: Amandine Herbaut, an apprentice enrolled in the Energy and Products program, Thibault Caumont, a student in the Processes and Polymers program, Orlane Loukassoye, an apprentice of the Petroleum Engineering and Project Development program, and Arthur Gourrin, a student in the Energy and Markets program.
"It was an honor to be invited to the Élysée Palace and we are delighted that our ideas were mentioned by President Macron! For instance, hydrogen was highlighted as a net-zero solution. We also had the opportunity to talk with a representative of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research about our studies at IFP School," says Amandine.
Thibault adds: "It was a great experience! We had an interesting conversation on hydrogen with Mr. Jean-Baptiste Djebarri, Minister of Transport."
For her part, Orlane Loukassoye notes: "the France 2030 investment plan motivates us to commit to the ecological transition, in line with the subjects we tackle at IFP School, especially since my apprenticeship subject is related to hydrogen."
Arthur Gourrin concludes: "I appreciated the realistic side of the speech, taking into account industrial issues. This positive vision of the future makes you want to get involved professionally to meet the many challenges related to the ecological transition."
Through a questionnaire issued by the French government and with the help of six other classmates, Amandine, Arthur, Orlane and Thibault, prepared a summary of the ideas of the whole class. Thus, the team brought to the government's attention their vision, and that of their classmates, on the major challenges to be met and the actions to be implemented in light of the ecological transition.
Photo copyright: Arthur Gourrin