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Fundamental Research
News 28 March 2023

Heavy trucks that run on hydrogen: a solution to reduce the carbon footprint of transport?

For transport segments where electrification is complex, such as heavy-duty vehicles (long-haul trucks and off-road vehicles ), hydrogen mobility appears to be a promising alternative to address the challenges of reducing the carbon footprint of the transport sector as a whole. While fuel cells have been the focus of a substantial amount of research in the context of low-carbon mobility, the IC engine using hydrogen as a fuel appears to be equally feasible as an alternative in order to significantly reduce CO2 and pollutant emissions.

Innovation and Industry
News 13 July 2022

Sustainable mobility: tech solutions for reducing the road transport sector’s environmental footprint

Operating through the IFPEN Transports Energie Carnot Institute, IFP Energies Nouvelles (IFPEN) has published the findings of an economic, energy and environmental study into French road transport technologies in the lead-up to 2040, co-funded by the ADEME.

Carnot IFPEN Transports Energie
Innovation and Industry

Carnot IFPEN Transports Energie

The IFPEN Transports Energie Carnot Institute is an active player in the energy and environmental transition towards low-carbon and sustainable mobility. It proposes and develops innovative, technological and/or digital solutions for industry, users and public decision-makers, aimed at increasing the energy efficiency and reducing the environmental impacts of transport systems
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Thomas LEROY

Project Manager Storage and Energy Systems for Sustainable Mobility
Thomas Leroy is graduated from ESSTIN and received the PhD degree in Control theory and Mathematics from the Ecole des Mines ParisTech, France, in 2010. He joined IFPEN as control research engineer on
Swumble™ concept
News in brief

SWUMBLE™ concept: high efficiency gasoline engine for future hybrid vehicles

IFPEN proposes an innovative combustion system based on Swumble™ approach and advanced engine control algorithms.
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Stéphane RAUX

Head of Department / PhD in process engineering and advanced technologies
Stéphane Raux, graduated from the ESTACA engineering school and holder of a PhD in process engineering and advanced technologies from Sorbonne University-UPMC, works at IFP Energies nouvelles since
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Gilles Bruneaux

Head of department, PhD in Energetics,
Optical Diagnostics for Engine Combustion specialist
Engineering degree from Ecole Centrale Paris in 1992. PhD on combustion modeling in internal combustion engines at IFPEN/Ecole Centrale Paris, 1996. National accreditation to supervise research (HDR)
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 progress has made it possible to increase the efficiency of IC engines in order to save fuel and significantly reduce associated pollutant emissions
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 channels its expertise into addressing this triple challenge, within the framework of the IFPEN Transports Energie Carnot Institute . Its technological offer is
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 experimentation facilities : engine test benches, rolling test benches, climatic test benches, optical diagnosis, HIL test benches. Expertise sought by the public authorities within the
Motorisations thermiques
Innovation and Industry

Our networks

IC powertrains Our networks Groupement Scientifique Energies et Mobilités (GSEM) Created in 1980, the GSEM brings together IFPEN, Renault and Stellantis in a joint research effort on thermal engines. Over time, the partnership has adapted to evolving technologies and market needs. “ The GSEM conducts preliminary research: • (evaluation of
Motorisations thermiques
Innovation and Industry

Our solutions

IC powertrains OUR solutions In order to reduce the environmental impact of IC engines, IFPEN is working to increase their efficiency and reduce pollutant emissions. They also aim to identify low-carbon fuels (natural gas, biofuels and synthetic fuels or E-Fuels and hydrogen) with the most favorable energy and environmental performance