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Issues and Foresight
Issues and Foresight

Energy storage

Energy storage consists in preserving a quantity of energy produced for later use. The idea is to ensure a balance between energy production and consumption, reduce losses and, hence, optimize costs.
Issues and Foresight
Issues and Foresight

Reducing industrial CO2 emissions: CO2 capture and storage

CO 2 capture and storage (CCS) technology consists in capturing CO 2 from its source of production and storing it in an underground facility. It is of interest to industrial players since it would
Plastics recycling
Innovation and Industry

Our networks

Plastics recycling Our networks Axelera competitiveness cluster The chemical recycling of plastics is an important theme for the Axelera competitiveness cluster, of which IFPEN is a founding member.
Plastics recycling
Innovation and Industry

Our strengths

Plastics recycling Our strengths Long-established expertise related to process development: chemicals and chemical engineering catalysis analysis process engineering dimensioning of pilot units
Plastics recycling
Innovation and Industry

Our solutions

Plastics recycling Our solutions In the 1990s, with the development of PET, IFPEN started research on the chemical recycling of plastics. « At the time, the social need was met with the introduction
Plastics recycling
Innovation and Industry

Plastics recycling

Plastics recycling Overview and challenges Plastics are widely used in a number of applications: packaging, vehicles, household appliances, building, agriculture, etc. As a result, plastic waste can
Climate and environment
Innovation and Industry

Climate and environment

New R&I themes, stimulated by the energy transition and circular economy markets, are beginning to emerge. The multidisciplinarity of IFPEN’s researchers is used in projects covering fields as diverse
Critical metals and rare earths
Innovation and Industry

Our strengths

Critical metals and rare earths Our strengths Expertise in the field of the synthesis, characterization and implementation of adsorbents The French Chemistry Society’s Industrial Chemistry Division
Critical metals and rare earths
Innovation and Industry

Our networks

Critical metals and rare earths Our networks ANR GENERATE PROJECT While energy transition policies are theoretically and gradually reducing reliance on fossil energy production, they are creating new
Critical metals and rare earths
Innovation and Industry

Our solutions

Critical metals and rare earths Our solutions In 2025, the lithium-ion battery market will account for more than half of the global demand for lithium, compared to almost one third today; and the