IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN)

IFP Energies Nouvelles (IFPEN) is a public research and training player. It has an international scope, covering the fields of energy, transport and the environment. From research to industry, technological innovation is central to all its activities.
As part of the public-interest mission with which it has been tasked by the public authorities, IFPEN focuses on: • providing solutions to take up the challenges facing society in terms of energy and the climate, promoting the emergence of a sustainable energy mix;
• creating wealth and jobs by supporting French and European economic activity, and the competitiveness of related industrial sectors.

IFPEN has proven expertise across the entire value chain, from fundamental research to industrial research and innovation. It is funded both by a state budget and by resources provided by French and foreign international partners.
Representing over 50 professions, from geological engineers to powertrain engineers, IFPEN’s employees form a unique body of globally recognized scientific specialists and an unparalleled network of expertise. In order to carry out their research work at the cutting-edge of innovation, they have access to an extremely high-quality technical environment, in terms of both facilities and testing resources.
IFPEN has participated in over 30 European projects within the framework of the 7th PCRD, and filed 174 patents in 2013.

With its Catalysis and Separation Division, IFPEN has been a pioneer in the field of mesoporous aluminosilicate materials synthesized thanks to the spray-drying process, with 15 patents since 2002. As an alternative to MOF, extrapolation of these solids and their use as adsorbents will be studied as part of PRODIA project.