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Issues and Foresight
Issues and Foresight

All about hydrogen

Like electricity, hydrogen is primarily an energy vector produced from another resource. For economic reasons, 95% of it currently comes from natural gas. Some natural sources of hydrogen have
Issues and Foresight
Issues and Foresight

Biogas and biomethane: turning our waste into energy

Lighting, heating, transport... thanks to our waste? It’s possible! Obtained via the fermentation of organic matter, biogas can be used to produce electricity, heat and even fertilizer. Purified
Issues and Foresight
Issues and Foresight

Geothermal energy: exploiting the planet’s heat

Using the Earth’s underground temperature to produce heat or electricity: that is the principle behind geothermal energy. Less well known than solar and wind energy, it is nevertheless the third most
Issues and Foresight
Issues and Foresight

What future for biofuels?

How are they produced? What are their advantages? Will they be in widespread use in the coming years? From current biofuels to those of the future: panorama of progress in this field.. Biofuels:
Issues and Foresight
Issues and Foresight

Bio-based chemistry

Bio-based chemistry is chemistry in which fossil resources are partially or completely replaced by resources derived from biomass. In particular, it helps limit reliance on fossil resources for the
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.
Bio-based chemistry
Innovation and Industry

Bio-based chemistry

BIO-BASED CHEMISTRY OVERVIEW AND CHALLENGES The development of base material production processes for the chemicals sector using biomass addresses a triple objective: use renewable raw materials in
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
Hydrogène
Innovation and Industry

Our strengths

Hydrogen Our strengths IFPEN’s cross-cutting positioning throughout the “Hydrogen” value chain.