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News 19 February 2021

IFPEN sheds light on the genesis of deposit formation in fuels

Teams at IFPEN studied the phenomenon of fuel autoxidation, phase separation and deposit formation causing a variety of malfunctions. Having proposed a new deposit formation process, researchers validated it for diesel, biodiesel and aviation kerosene fuels using a new methodology and demonstrated the role of charge carriers and polarity at the oxidized/non-oxidized product interface. 

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Antoine FECANT

Research engineer / Project manager
Antoine Fécant holds an engineering degree from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Chimie de Lille (2004) and a DEA (Master degree) from the University of Lille I the same year. He then obtained a PhD
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Metal nanoparticles living on the edge

Platinum nanoparticles supported on chlorinated γ-alumina are used in bifunctional heterogeneous catalysts, which are central to numerous industrial processes. An atomic-scale study...
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Pretreatment and deformulation of biomass-based products

The development of production processes for fuel and platform molecules from lignocellulosic biomass requires knowledge of the chemical composition, on a molecular scale, of the various liquid products generated...
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Maria-Fernanda ROMERO-SARMIENTO

Research Engineer / Project Leader
Organic Geochemistry PhD.
Maria-Fernanda Romero-Sarmiento joined IFP Energies nouvelles in 2010 as a research scientist in organic geochemistry. She holds a Ph.D. in Organic Geochemistry from the University of Lille (France)
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Charles-Philippe LIENEMANN

Charles-Philippe Lienemann - Scientific Advisor at the Physics and Analysis Division
Charles-Philippe Lienemann graduated at the University of Geneva (Switzerland) in 1993. He then joined University of Lausanne (Switzerland) within the group of D. Perret and Prof. J-C. Bünzli for his
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In situ study of the detailed structure of a foam flowing in a real porous medium

Foam injection during oil production or ground remediation is aimed at overcoming problems of gravity segregation and viscous fingeringa created by fluid injection. Improving this practice requires
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Rapid elementary metal mapping via LIBS

Effectively detecting the presence of very low quantities of elements in industrial materials is a major challenge. One such example is heterogeneous catalysis where contamination and poisoning of
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In situ characterization of the genesis of the active sites of hydrotreatment catalysts by X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy

Meeting environmental standards governing the sulfur content of oil-based fuels hinges around the optimization of hydrotreatment processes (HDT), involving, in particular, the development of more
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Spectrometry and chemometrics supporting processes

As a result of the deterioration in the quality of crude oils and the tightening up of environmental standards, refiners are modifying their processes in order to meet the growing demand for light
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Analysis of the inorganic contaminants in bioethanol, from source to end product

The use of renewable carbon-based biofuels is a solution aimed at reducing the climate impact of combustion engine vehicles. However, the diversity of potential biomass sources requires a