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Issues and Foresight
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
Issues and Foresight
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.
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
Éolien offshore et énergies marines
Innovation and Industry

Our strengths

Offshore wind and ocean energies Our strengths Technical know-how based on technological adjacency between ORE and: offshore oil production, advanced control for vehicles, IFPEN’s long-standing fields
Offshore wind and ocean energies
Innovation and Industry

Our solutions

Offshore wind and ocean energies Our solutions Offshore wind, tidal and wave energies represent an emerging — yet hitherto little exploited — alternative in the field of renewable energies. IFPEN's
Offshore wind and ocean energies
Innovation and Industry

Our networks

Offshore wind and ocean energies Our networks ANR SmartEole project Increased productivity and reduced maintenance costs are major levers for the development of wind energy. Within the framework of
Offshore wind and ocean energies
Innovation and Industry

Offshore wind and ocean energies

Offshore wind and ocean energies OVERVIEW AND CHALLENGES Several development levers for ocean renewable energies in France: objective set by the public authorities = 6 GW of installed capacity for
Science@ifpen n°34
News in brief

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
Science@ifpen n°34
News in brief

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
Science@ifpen n°34
News in brief

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