IFPEN has two geographic sites:

The two sites host R&I activities, with the Lyon site housing large-scale equipment and pilot units designed to perform tests on a pre-industrial scale. These sites are the anchoring points for a number of regional partnerships, with academic, institutional or industrial players, or via collaborative structures. 

IFPEN regularly organizes tours of its Rueil and Lyon sites aimed at the public authorities, to present its activities and the state of the art concerning themes related to the energy transition.

Rueil-Malmaison SITE

The Rueil site brings together design, modeling, simulation, experimentation and development facilities in numerous fields, such as:

The site also houses IFP School, which offers applied graduate programs for students and young professionals in energy and sustainable mobility-related fields.

IFPEN in Rueil-Malmaison

The Rueil site in figures:

  • 988 employees including 74 doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers

  • extensive test facilities for IC, hybrid and electric engines:
    • 9 engine test benches, including 1 cold-start test bench and 1 HIL test bench (hardware in the loop, virtual test bench)
    • 5 electric motor test benches
    • 6 single-cylinder engine test benches
    • 2 “Euro 6” and 4x4 rolling test benches
    • 3 optical test benches,1 aerodynamic engine test bench and 1 injection test bench
  • other remarkable facilities: a medical scanner, a high-throughput experimentation tool in the field of geosciences, microfluidics equipment, biotech sampler robots
  • more than 500 students from around the world graduate from IFP School each year

IFPEN is at the center of a partnership network with higher education and research players in the Ile-de-France region. For example, IFPEN is involved in several competitiveness clusters:  Mov’eo (environmentally-friendly cars and public transport),  ASTech (aeronautics, space, onboard systems), the energy transition institute VEDECOM (sustainable mobility) and the  Université Paris-Saclay (UPS) and Sorbonne Université COMUES (Communities of universities and institutions).

IFPEN also invests heavily in local initiatives aimed at reinforcing the economic and social fabric and creating jobs.


PDF  Map: IFPEN in Rueil-Malmaison (PDF - 2 Mo) 


Tel.: +33 (0)1 47 52 60 00

Lyon Site

IFPEN has long been established as a significant player in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes regional ecosystem. The research conducted on the Lyon site is aimed at validating the industrial feasibility of the processes and technologies developed by IFPEN, ensuring their reliability and guaranteeing their industrial scale-up.

The Lyon site brings together design, modeling, experimentation and development facilities in numerous fields, including:

IFPEN in Lyon

The Lyon site in figures: 
•    800 employees, including 85% in R&I
•    more than 80 doctoral students, post-doctoral researchers and placement students
•    90 pre-industrial pilot units
•    30 test benches, including battery test benches
•    30 models for hydrodynamic studies
•    6 engine test benches, including 3 compatible with heavy-duty vehicles, as well as laboratories for the optimization (reduction of fuel consumption and emissions) and electrification of IC engines
•    high-throughput experimentation platforms
•    1 Bull supercomputer, with a power of 220 TFlops

Panorama of the IFPEN-Lyon site 

IFPEN actively participates in the development of regions - particularly the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region -, reinforcing their competitiveness and appeal. Its commitment to innovation and its support for the local economic fabric are illustrated by its involvement in the  Axelera and CARA competitiveness clusters, as well as the  Axel’One collaborative platform. IFPEN’s contribution to the development of the Rhône-Alpes region ecosystem is also demonstrated by a scientific partnership with the Lyon COMUE (community of universities and institutions), its membership of CEPRRA (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes public-sector research federation) and its participation in the Sysprod innovation platform network.


PDF  Map: IFPEN Lyon (PDF - 1,3 Mo)


Tel.: +33 (0)4 37 70 20 00