In an effort to fully embrace all the challenges facing applied thermodynamics in the coming years, a group of experts from EFCE has published a summary document “A View on the Future of Applied Thermodynamics”.
The Carnot IFPEN Ressources Energétiques (RE) brings together 14 of IFP Energies nouvelles’ laboratories. Awarded the Carnot label in 2020, it maintains strong ties with the socio-economic world, both in France and internationally, and actively contributes to the Carnot Institute network. The Carnot IFPEN RE addresses the challenges associated with
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
Energy storage Our strengths Expertise throughout the R&I chain: • Electrochemistry: testing and characterization resources on all representative scales, from the material through to the system: o For flow batteries: compartmentalized electrochemical cells, stack and module integrated into an electricity grid. o For Li-ion batteries: cell (button cell, pouch cell)
Energy storage Our solutions The energy transition will depend on a significant increase in the production of renewable electricity, particularly generated by wind farms and photovoltaic panels. The specific feature of these two technologies is that they depend on weather conditions, implying variable production that cannot be managed. Hence a
Energy storage OVERVIEW AND CHALLENGES The energy transition targets an increasingly low-carbon economy. Observation Problem electricity produced on a large scale from renewable sources, primarily wind and solar >> variable production decentralized electricity production variable production and difficulty balancing electricity supply and demand; risk of disruption to electricity supplies in