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Issues and Foresight
Issues and Foresight

Internal combustion engines

Since they were invented, cars have mainly operated with 4-stroke internal combustion engines. In Europe, these have either been gasoline (spark ignition) or diesel engines. Major technological
Sustainable mobility
Innovation and Industry

Sustainable mobility

Reducing CO 2 and pollutant emissions, diversifying energy sources and incorporating the evolution in transport modes: these are the challenges associated with sustainable mobility for industry. IFPEN
Innovation et industry
Innovation and Industry

IFPEN Transports Energie Carnot Institute

The IFPEN Transports Energie Carnot Institute, a member of the Carnot network for more than 12 years! The IFPEN Transports Energie Carnot Institute was awarded the “Carnot Institute” label by the
Motorisations thermiques
Innovation and Industry

Our strengths

IC powertrains Our strengths Outstanding design simulation tools and experimental validation resources: modeling tools developed by our teams and used for our research activities, comprehensive
Motorisations thermiques
Innovation and Industry

Our networks

IC powertrains Our networks The GSM Created in 1980, the GSM ( Groupement Scientifique Moteurs ) brings together IFPEN, Renault and PSA Group to conduct joint research on IC powertrains. Over time,
Motorisations thermiques
Innovation and Industry

Our solutions

IC powertrains OUR solutions Gasoline IFPEN’s research on gasoline powertrains is aimed at achieving a significant reduction in fuel consumption while focusing on an after-treatment system that is
Motorisations thermiques
Innovation and Industry

IC powertrains

IC powertrains OVERVIEW AND CHALLENGES Reaching the ambitious objectives set for reducing CO 2 emissions by 2030 is dependent on: vehicle electrification as well as a significant improvement in IC
Science@ifpen n°32
News in brief

Pollutant emissions: better knowing them to fight them better

Vehicle approval certifies that the emissions of said vehicle meet the specifications imposed by existing standards. Although current regulations only concern a limited number of chemical species ,
Science@ifpen n°32
News in brief

Ignition simulation

In order to reduce fuel consumption in gasoline engines , manufacturers are focusing their efforts on turbocharging and downsizing . However, this option leads to an increase in the knock phenomenon
Science@ifpen n°32
News in brief

Life and death of soot: a model to control the phenomenon

Vehicle approval standards require increasingly high levels of engine performance (low fuel consumption and low emissions) over a broad working range. It is for this reason that new engine