IFPEN’s commitment to the development of a sustainable energy mix is reflected in actions aimed at:
•    increasing energy efficiency;
•    reducing CO2 and pollutant emissions;
•    improving the environmental footprint of industry and transport;
•    while meeting the global demand for mobility, energy and products for the chemicals sector. 

With these objectives in mind, IFPEN develops solutions making it possible, firstly, to use alternative energy sources and, secondly, to improve existing technologies associated with the use of fossil energies.

Climate, environment and circular economy


Energies renouvelables

Mobilité durable xc

Climate, environment and circular economy

  • CO2 capture, utilization and storage (CCUS)
    IFPEN’s research activities focus on three areas: CO2 capture processes, large-scale CO2 storage technologies and the monitoring of storage sites, in order to guarantee their long-term safety and sustainability.
    - All about CO2 capture, utilization and storage
    - Our expertise and solutions
  • Plastics recycling 
    IFPEN is an active player in the field of chemical recycling, which is likely to play a role alongside mechanical recycling to convert some waste plastics. Its research is aimed at developing efficient, cost-effective technologies. 
    - All about plastic recycling
    - Our expertise and solutions
  • Environmental monitoring
    The aim of IFPEN’s research activities is to develop exploration, characterization, exploitation and monitoring methods enabling the safe development of new energy technologies hinged around the use of the underground environment.
    - Our expertise and solutions
  • Life cycle analysis (LCA)
    IFPEN researches and develops methodologies aimed at evaluating the performance of the energy and transport sectors.
    - All about life cycle analysis
    - Our expertise and solutions
  • Metal recycling
    IFPEN’s research activities are aimed at proposing eco-efficient rare earth production and recycling technologies to support the development of new energy transition sectors.
    - All about metals in the energy transition
    - Our expertise and solutions

Renewable energies

Sustainable mobility

Carnot IFPEN Transports EnergieIFPEN’s activities in this field are conducted within the framework of the Carnot IFPEN Transports Energie.

Responsible oil and gas

  • Fuels
    IFPEN’s research activities concern the development of hydrodesulfurization, hydrotreatment, catalytic reforming and paraffin isomerization catalysts and processes, for the production of more environmentally-friendly fuels.
    All about oil
    - Our expertise and solutions
  • Petrochemicals
    IFPEN’s research focuses on the development of olefin and aromatic production catalysts and processes with a view to improving the performance of existing technologies, increasing the purity of the products obtained and consuming less energy.
    All about oil
    - Our expertise and solutions
  • Gas treatment 
    IFPEN studies natural gas conversion, firstly for centralized hydrogen production via the development of highly energy-efficient processes and, secondly, for liquid fuel production. IFPEN also focuses on natural gas sweetening.
    - All about natural gas
    - Our expertise and solutions
  • Basins and reservoirs modeling and simulation
    IFPEN develops innovative underground modelling and simulation solutions, at the scale of both sedimentary basins and reservoirs. These solutions are useful to manage uncertainties and to reduce risks related to underground exploration and exploitation.
    - Our expertise and solutions
  • Enhanced oil recovery (EOR)
    Within the framework of the EOR Alliance, IFPEN conducts research aimed at developing technologies adapted to various reservoir conditions and all types of EOR processes. IFPEN also focuses on the issue of water cycle optimization in an EOR context.
    - Our expertise and solutions
  • Risers and flow lines
    IFPEN designs equipment for offshore drilling, as well as flexible pipes and multi-phase pumps for ultra-deep offshore production. IFPEN also develops sensors and tools for the management of production risks.  
    - Our expertise and solutions