IFPEN is taking part in the oceanographic expedition of the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) to understand the past evolution of sea levels and associated climate changes, in order to better inform the future
metal recycling our networks ANR GENERATE project with IRIS In 2020, IFPEN and the French Institute for International and Strategic Relations (IRIS) published their report on the research carried out as part of the GENERATE (Geopolitics of renewable energies and prospective analysis of the energy transition) project, financed by the
METAL RECYCLING OUR solutIONS In the context of supply pressures and regulatory changes, developing metal recycling solutions becomes all the more relevant. Building on its R&D, IFPEN, in partnership with Axens and Eurecat, is able to provide a closed-loop solution to two application areas: catalysts and batteries. Metal catalyst recycling
METAL RECYCLING Overview and challenges Technological innovations developed to support the energy transition make use of critical or strategic metals : These refined minerals and metals are used for: electric vehicles : cobalt, lanthanum, lithium; fuel cells : platinum, palladium, rhodium; wind energy technologies: neodymium, dysprosium, terbium; aviation : titanium
Soils store carbon in the form of organic matter and release it as gas into the atmosphere, primarily in the form of CO2. When they store more than they release, they act as so-called “carbon sinks“. Therefore, soils can play a role in climate change mitigation strategies. Europe, spearheaded by France with its Low-Carbon label, encourages agricultural and forestry strategies promoting carbon storage in soils.
Water resources are becoming scarcer as they come under increased human and climate pressure. Over-use, drought, pollution and eutrophication* are complicating management of the domestic water cycle, including in Europe, where one third of the territory is exposed to high water stress. How can we deal with this? As part
Plastic is an integral part of our daily lives and consumption habits and continues to be produced in massive quantities, causing more and more waste. It’s a complex situation that has prompted a range of regulatory responses around the world. In France and in Europe, regulations are primarily focused on