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Issue 36 of Science@ifpen
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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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Hélène Olivier-Bourbigou : Scientific Woman of the Year – The 2014 Irène Joliot-Curie Prize

Scientific Woman of the Year – The 2014 Irène Joliot-Curie Prize: Hélène Olivier-Bourbigou, Head of research in the field of molecular catalysis at IFPEN
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Catalyst selectivity: spectral investigations

THESIS BY FABIEN CARON
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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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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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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
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A hydro-mechanical model for underground naturally fractured rocks

Natural underground fractures in rocks provide fluids with preferential flow pathways. The resulting global permeability is exploited for energy production ( geothermal energy and oil and gas recovery
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More efficient flow simulations inspired by optimal control

Multiphase mixture (gas and liquid) flow simulation in porous media has a variety of applications in the field of geosciences a but also in the fields of engineering and chemical processes . In
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Where aviation fuels are concerned... compromise is the name of the game

In the aviation sector, fuels derived from hydrotreated vegetable oils (HEFA a ) are seen as an alternative to petroleum based Jet A-1 b to reduce the environmental footprint of air transport .