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A digital twin for in silico experiments

The catalysts developed by IFPEN are often used in fixed-bed reactors where their grains are packed randomly. For testing them in pilot units, one of the challenges is to guarantee representativity at
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Processes are converting to microfluidics

The diversification of resources (atypical oil feeds or bio-based feeds) is leading to the development of new conversion processes a or to the upgrading of flexibility for existing ones. These
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Raman: the secret of a successful separation

The development and optimization of chemical processes increasingly involves the instrumentation of pilot and industrial units with inline effluent analysis technologies, capable of supplying relevant
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CFD and 3D are causing a stir in the world of reactors

In order to develop and test new processes for the production of responsible fuels or bio-based chemical intermediates, complex and miniature reactors for IFPEN pilot units have been developed and
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In silico design: digital materials here we come!

Proposing innovative technological products often requires recourse to simulation approaches in order to boost our capacity to evaluate original concepts. This is particularly true in the field of
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Optimizing the electric cable of a floating wind turbine

Floating wind turbine technologies , such as those co-developed by SBM and IFPEN a , are designed to optimize the recovery of offshore wind energy . Optimization solutions are currently being sought
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Stored heat

Energy storage, one of the major challenges within the context of the energy transition, can take a variety of forms. For heat storage , one of the solutions developed at IFPEN is based on a fixed
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Improvement of hydrodynamic models for floating wind turbines

The development of floating platforms for offshore wind turbines , to replace fixed foundations, paves the way for the harnessing of wind reserves in ultra-deep offshore zones . The potential is
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Semi-crystalline polymers: clays that are ignored?

In the energy sector, semi-crystalline polymers a are primarily used within structures located in aggressive environments, to form coatings (waterproofing, thermal or electric barriers) . These