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News 28 April 2021

A new reaction scheme to optimize the production of biobased butadiene

Revisiting an old process that starts with ethanol thanks to a better understanding of the reaction mechanisms involved, IFPEN’s researchers have defined an original scheme, combining the hitherto generally accepted Gorin-Jones route with a reaction route known as the “Inoue route”. The scheme has been shown to be relevant for explaining the composition of effluents associated with the Ostromislensky catalytic conversion process, paving the way for future process improvements. 

Fundamental Research
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. 

Issue 43 of Science@IFPEN
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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
Issue 42 of Science@IFPEN
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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
Issue 42 of Science@IFPEN
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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
Issue 42 of Science@IFPEN
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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
Numéro 42 de Science@IFPEN
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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
Issue 42 of Science@IFPEN
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Multiplying analytical dimensions to identify bio-based molecules

IFPEN is actively involved in the development of innovative processes for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into bio-based fuels and molecules. However, in chemical terms, the products
Issue 41 of Science@IFPEN
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Descriptors of oxygenated matrices for lignocellulosic biomass conversion (HDR 2017)

IFPEN offers a broad variety of processes and catalysts for the production of biofuels and bio-based molecules. In order to further develop them, it is necessary to characterize the key
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Isabelle MERDRIGNAC

Research Chemist Engineer - PhD
Isabelle Merdrignac graduated from the Ecole Supérieure de Chimie Industrielle de Lyon (ESCIL-CPE). She then completed a Master in analytical Chemistry before obtaining a PhD at the university of