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News 24 October 2022

Applied thermodynamics in response to ecological transition challenges

In an effort to fully embrace all the challenges facing applied thermodynamics in the coming years, a group of experts from EFCE has published a summary document “A View on the Future of Applied Thermodynamics”.

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Minh Tuan NGUYEN

PhD. Research engineer
Minh Tuan Nguyen completed an Engineer degree from Da-Nang University of Technology (Vietnam) in 2012, and a Master of Science degree from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Lille (ENSCL) and IFP
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Etienne GIRARD

Research scientist in Catalysis / R&I Project manager
Following an engineering degree obtained from Chimie ParisTech (2008), I completed my research career with an academic thesis at the University of Toulouse (obtained in 2012), on the design and
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John Armitage

Research Scientist | Geomorphology | Sedimentology | Earth Sciences
I have a diverse background in Earth Science. In 2009 I obtained my PhD in Geophysics from the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK, with a focus on the geodynamics of the formation of
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Christophe PREUX

Head of Department, Physico Chemistry of Complex Fluids and Materials
Christophe Preux graduated from the MATMECA engineering school (+ DEA in applied mathematics) (2003) before completing his doctoral thesis at the University of Bordeaux 1 in partnership with the CEA
Issues and Foresight

Everything you need to know about plastic recycling

Plastic is an integral part of our daily lives and consumption habits and continues to be produced in massive quantities, causing more and more waste. It’s a complex situation that has prompted a range of regulatory responses around the world. In France and in Europe, regulations are primarily focused on
Plastics recycling
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Our networks

Plastics recycling Our networks Axelera competitiveness cluster The chemical recycling of plastics is an important theme for the Axelera competitiveness cluster, of which IFPEN is a founding member. Petcore Europe Association, based in Brussels, representing the complete PET value chain in Europe AC2R The role of the Association alliance chimie
Plastics recycling
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Our strengths

Plastics recycling Our strengths IFPEN applies its long-standing expertise in a variety of specific areas to the chemical recycling of plastics: • chemicals and chemical engineering, • catalysis (homogeneous, heterogeneous), • analysis, • process engineering, • dimensioning of pilot units. This expertise has already been demonstrated via IFPEN’s achievements in
Plastics recycling
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Our solutions

Plastics recycling Our solutions • Dissolution • Depolymerization • Conversion Back in the 1990s, with the increasingly widespread use of PET as a food packaging material, IFPEN launched its first research projects focusing on recycling via depolymerization. But mechanical recycling technologies were sufficient at the time to meet the sector’s
Plastics recycling
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Plastics recycling

Plastics recycling Overview and challenges Plastics are widely used in a number of applications: packaging, building, vehicles, household appliances, agriculture, etc. The constant increase in their production goes hand in hand with a corresponding increase in the amount of plastic waste . The environmental challenges associated with this waste, as
Climate, environment and circular economy
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Climate, environment and circular economy

New R&I themes, stimulated by the energy transition and circular economy markets, are beginning to emerge. The multidisciplinarity of IFPEN’s researchers is used in projects covering fields as diverse as CO 2 capture/storage and plastics recycling, addressing the problems of industry. CO 2 capture, utilization and storage Plastics recycling Environmental