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News 24 October 2022

Applied thermodynamics in response to ecological transition challenges

In an effort to fully embrace all the challenges facing applied thermodynamics in the coming years, a group of experts from EFCE has published a summary document “A View on the Future of Applied Thermodynamics”.

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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 / Project Leader
Organic Geochemistry PhD.
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

HDR-Associated with the SMEMaG Doctoral School of CentraleSupelec at the University of Paris-Saclay
PhD from the University of Paris-VI obtained in 1990 in the field of Computational Fluid Mechanics. HDR (habilitation à diriger des recherches) from the Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse
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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
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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
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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 design
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Biofuels OVERVIEW AND CHALLENGES There are three principal reasons driving the development of biofuels: the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GGEs) from the transport sector, the creation or maintenance of agricultural and forestry activities, energy independence. Public policies aimed at supporting biofuels were first introduced in the 1990s in Europe