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Carlos NIETO-DRAGHI

Research Engineer / Project Manager
Carlos Nieto-Draghi (b. 1975) completed a Chemical Engineer degree at the Simón Bolívar University (Caracas, Venezuela) followed by a DEA and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineer and Processes at the Rovira i
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. Electricity storage Thermal storage
Issues and Foresight

Reducing the carbon footprint of industry: CO2 capture, use and storage

CO2 capture, use and storage (CCUS) technology consists in capturing CO2 from its source of production, using it and storing it in an underground facility. It is of interest to industrial players since it would enable them to significantly reduce their CO2 emissions. But this promising solution still has to
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. Petcore Europe Association, based in Brussels, representing the complete PET value chain in Europe AC2R The role of the Association alliance chimie
Plastics recycling
Innovation and Industry

Our strengths

Plastics recycling Our strengths IFPEN applies its long-standing expertise in a variety of specific areas to the chemical recycling of plastics: • chemicals and chemical engineering, • catalysis (homogeneous, heterogeneous), • analysis, • process engineering, • dimensioning of pilot units. This expertise has already been demonstrated via IFPEN’s achievements in
Plastics recycling
Innovation and Industry

Our solutions

Plastics recycling Our solutions • Dissolution • Depolymerization • Conversion Back in the 1990s, with the increasingly widespread use of PET as a food packaging material, IFPEN launched its first research projects focusing on recycling via depolymerization. But mechanical recycling technologies were sufficient at the time to meet the sector’s
Plastics recycling
Innovation and Industry

Plastics recycling

Plastics recycling Overview and challenges Plastics are widely used in a number of applications: packaging, building, vehicles, household appliances, agriculture, etc. The constant increase in their production goes hand in hand with a corresponding increase in the amount of plastic waste. The environmental challenges associated with this waste, as well
Climate, environment and circular economy
Innovation and Industry

Climate, environment and circular economy

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 as CO2 capture/storage and plastics recycling, addressing the problems of industry. CO2 capture, utilization and storage Plastics recycling Environmental monitoring Life
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 awarded its 2016 prize to Malika Boualleg, an IFPEN researcher, in recognition of her work dedicated to the development of a selective lithium adsorbent
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 dependencies on other resources. These include critical metals. «The geopolitical component of new energy policies and investments in renewable energies has not