The IFPEN Ressources Energétiques (RE) Carnot Institute brings together 14 of IFP Energies nouvelles’ laboratories. Awarded the Carnot label in 2020, it maintains strong ties with the socio-economic world, both in France and internationally, and actively contributes to the Carnot Institute network.
The IFPEN RE Carnot Institute addresses the challenges associated with the energy, ecological and digital transition.
- Develop renewable energies: wind, geothermal energy, hydrogen (storage and transport), their integration in electricity networks via energy storage, as well as underground management for the energy transition.
- Minimize the climate impact of industrial activities, via the capture, storage and utilization of CO2 (CCUS), industrial and environmental monitoring, a better understanding of the role of soils in the environmental transition, the management and treatment of water resources, as well as the characterization of microplastics in the environment.
- Support its industrial partners in their quest to minimize the environmental impact associated with the production of fossil energies.
- Seize the opportunities offered by digital technology to develop new products, services or business models by supporting industry through the digital transformation process and the implementation of participative science initiatives.
The IFPEN RE Carnot Institute has extensive experience operating within the framework of industrial partnerships. In 2021, it had a portfolio of more than 130 active contracts (contractual or collaborative research, technical services, active operating licenses), of which more than half with international partners.
The IFPEN Ressources Energétiques Carnot Institute’s R&D themes:
Wind power, particularly offshore
- Geothermal energy
- Hydrogen: storage and transport
- Energy storage
- Management of the underground environment for the energy transition
- CCUS & negative emissions
- Industrial and environmental monitoring
- Soils and the environmental transition
- Water: resource management and treatment
- Microplastics in the environment
- Digital transformation
- Participative sciences
- Oil reservoir characterization and management
- Offshore drilling and production
Did you know?
At national, European and international level, the IFPEN RE Carnot Institute is actively involved in 33 publically funded collaborative projects, placing it at the heart of a dense research partnership network.
The Carnot network is a multidisciplinary R&D network. It is made up of 39 french public research structures, representing 20% of the public research workforce and 55% of companies’ R&D contracts.