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Damien HUDEBINE

Research Engineer
Damien Hudebine obtained his degree in Chemical Engineering (ENSIC) in 1999 before completing his PhD in the kinetic modeling group of IFPEN in collaboration with ENS Lyon until 2002. He then joined
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Looping the chemistry for clean energy

Chemical Looping Combustion (CLC) is an airless combustion technology using oxygen carrier materials (OCM), which circulate between an oxidation and a reduction reaction zone. Separation into two
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Process efficiency: a matter of integration!

In order to optimize the use of very expensive installations, the development of industrial processes needs to take into account integration between units, both for developments relating to mature
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Mix between kinetic and machine learning models

Having access to increasingly precise and robust extrapolation models to be able to predict certain propertiesa remains a major challenge for chemical processes industry. For widely used models, be
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In trickle bed reactor simulators, hydrodynamics count!

Improvements in chemical processes are regularly achieved as a result of the introduction of new internal geometries within reactors. Conventionally, fixed bed reactor models use an overly simple
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A world first for energy integration: heat and gas at every level

In partnership with Arol Energy, a new methanization-based biogas purification technology has been developed to extract methane (CH4) and inject it into the natural gas network. The process uses an
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Extrapolating ethanol-from-biomass production technologies

The industrial production of ethanol from lignocellulosic biomass was demonstrated by the Futurol projecta. The extrapolation and optimization of the process, along with its flexibility in terms of
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Ludovic RAYNAL

PhD. R&D Manager
Group Manager in Process Design
Ludovic Raynal graduated in 1993 from the “Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble”, France. After his PhD in Mechanical Engineering obtained from University of Grenoble, he spent one year as
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Jean-François JOLY

Scientific Assistant Director in the Process Design and Modeling Division / Project manager
Jean-François Joly, chemical engineer from ESCIL (Ecole Supérieure de Chimie Industrielle de Lyon), and holder of a PhD in Process Engineering, joined IFPEN to work in the field of catalyst
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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