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Innovation and Industry
News 04 February 2022

IFPEN and geothermal energy: multidisciplinary research for complex technical challenges

The WGC 2020+1 World Geothermal Congress, held last October, brought together more than 3,000 experts from around the globe. Objective: to discuss the latest technologies in this sector. The event was an opportunity to highlight recent advances developed at IFPEN aimed at addressing the principal difficulties encountered by geothermal energy operators.

Innovation and Industry
News 02 September 2021

The French Corrosion Institute and IFPEN sign a framework partnership agreement relating to the energy transition

The agreement reflects a joint determination to develop collaborative research and innovation initiatives in the field of corrosion, a major energy transition challenge for more environmentally-friendly industrial production.

Issue 50 of Science@ifpen
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Self-repair against localized corrosion

Due to their low cost and their good mechanical properties, carbon steels are a widely used material, including for equipments in contact with harsh environments, such as aqueous media containing CO2...
Science@ifpen - Issue 49
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Battery behavior: a complexity best taken into account by modeling

For around fifteen years now, IFPEN has been focusing on modeling conventional batteries to represent their nominal operation (electric and thermal behavior during normal operation), throughout their lifetime (...) and in the event of thermal runaway (failure, improper use)...
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Materials & Corrosion Technical Advisor, Project manager
PhD in Electrochemistry
> 20 years experience in Materials and Corrosion. Materials Engineer from INSA de Lyon, 1997. PhD in Eectrochemistry (Paris 6), 2001. Habilitation from INSA de Lyon, 2011. Member of Cefracor / EFC /
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François ROPITAL

Research engineer – Project leader
François Ropital is a Materials Engineer from the National Institute of Applied Sciences in Lyon (1980), Doctor of the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne in Chemical Engineering
Issue 39 of Science@ifpen
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An explosive cocktail for steel fracture?

Issue 37 of Science@ifpen
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Carbon steel in self-defense mode against corrosion

Carbon or low-alloy steel corrosion, by aqueous media containing CO2, hampers the development of numerous technologiesa for the energy transition. Among the electrochemical processes involved, the