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waLBerla-wind : fast high-fidelity wind farm flow simulations

IFPEN, together with Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, has extended the widely applicable Lattice-Boltzmann (LBM) framework waLBerla to the simulation of entire wind farms using a Large-Eddy Simulation framework
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Julien COATLÉVEN

Research engineer in scientific computing
Julien Coatléven graduated from ENSTA (Paris) and completed his doctoral thesis in Applied Mathematics at Ecole Polytechnique (Paris) and INRIA Rocquencourt. After completing post-doctoral research at
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Charles-Philippe LIENEMANN

Charles-Philippe Lienemann - Scientific Advisor at the Physics and Analysis Division
Charles-Philippe Lienemann graduated at the University of Geneva (Switzerland) in 1993. He then joined University of Lausanne (Switzerland) within the group of D. Perret and Prof. J-C. Bünzli for his
Carnot IFPEN Ressources Energétiques
Innovation and Industry

IFPEN Ressources Energétiques Carnot Institute

Reinforcing and accelerating R&I In 2020, IFPEN’s energy resources activities were awarded the “Carnot Institute” label, in recognition of the numerous active collaborative initiatives with economic players and academia, in France and around the world. IFPEN Ressources Energétiques is now one of the 39 members of the Carnot network, initially
Issues and Foresight

An energy that surfs the waves

The first patent aimed at exploiting wave energy was filed in 1799 in France. Two centuries on, technologies have progressed significantly and a whole host of different wave energy systems are in the process of being developed to convert this resource into electricity. What is the situation today? Definition of
Issues and Foresight

Wind power: converting wind into electricity

Sailing boats, windmills, etc. Humans have made use of wind energy for centuries. Thanks to technological progress, today it is possible to produce “green” electricity without using fossil resources. We take a closer look at its development prospects and the remaining challenges to be overcome. Wind energy: a few definitions
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Frederic BLONDEL

Research engineer
Frédéric graduated with a PhD diploma in Fluid Mechanics from Ecole Centrale de Lyon in 2014. Since then, he works as a research engineer at IFPEN. Frédéric’s reasearch focuses on both the
Renewable energies
Innovation and Industry

Renewable energies

The energy transition and tackling climate change depend on the development of new renewable resources. IFPEN proposes processes for the production of fuels, bases for the chemicals sector and gas from biomass. IFPEN also uses its expertise acquired in the field of oil and gas to offer solutions for the
Éolien offshore et énergies marines
Innovation and Industry

Our strengths

Offshore wind and ocean energies Our strengths • More than 10 years’ experience in the field, with a team of around thirty FTE staff dedicated to wind energy, alongside 5 to 10 doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers. • Active in several segments of the value chain, with packages aimed at
Offshore wind and ocean energies
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Our solutions

Offshore wind and ocean energies Our solutions Fixed and floating offshore wind represents a rapidly developing source of energy. For the time being, other ocean energies - such as wave energy - remain at the demonstration stage. OFFSHORE WIND POWER IFPEN's main fields of activity in the wind power sector