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Etienne GIRARD

Research scientist in Catalysis / R&I Project manager
Following an engineering degree obtained from Chimie ParisTech (2008), I completed my research career with an academic thesis at the University of Toulouse (obtained in 2012), on the design and
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Research engineer in scientific computing
Francesco Patacchini is a research engineer in scientific computing and, more generally, in applied mathematics. He obtained his PhD at Imperial College London in 2017 under the supervision of Prof
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Research Engineer / Technical Advisor
Organic Geochemistry PhD. HdR.
Sciences of the Earth and the Universe HDR
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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Chaouki HABCHI

Senior Researcher
HDR-Associated with SMEMaG Doctoral School CentraleSupelec
PhD from the Sorbonne University (PARIS-6) obtained in 1990 in the field of Computational Fluid Mechanics. HDR ( habil itation à diriger des recherches ) from the Institut National Polytechnique de
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Materials & Corrosion Technical Advisor, Project manager
PhD in Electrochemistry
> 20 years experience in Materials and Corrosion. Materials Engineer from INSA de Lyon , 1997. PhD in Eectrochemistry (Paris 6), 2001. Habilitation from INSA de Lyon, 2011. Member of Cefracor / EFC /
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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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Research engineer / Project manager
Nicolas Ferrando graduated from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Ingénieurs en Génie Chimique (Toulouse) with a Chemical Engineering degree, followed by a PhD in Chemistry from Université Paris XI. He
Issues and Foresight

What future for biofuels?

How are they produced? What are their advantages? Will they be in widespread use in the coming years? From current biofuels to those of the future: panorama of progress in this field.. Biofuels: definitions Conventional biofuels: using plant-based sugar or oil Advanced biofuels: converting non-food resources Are biofuels good for
Renewable energies
Innovation and Industry

Renewable energies

The energy transition and tackling climate change depend on the development of new renewable resources. IFPEN proposes processes for the production of fuels, bases for the chemicals sector and gas from biomass. IFPEN also uses its expertise acquired in the field of oil and gas to offer solutions for the
Innovation and Industry

Our strengths

Biofuels Our strengths Technical and regulatory expertise, recognized and sought by the public authorities (IFPEN’s contribution to the public debate on energy transition – in French). Scientific and technical expertise stemming from process development , present throughout the biofuel value chain: catalysis and biocatalysis, chemical engineering, process engineering, dimensioning and