IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) is a major research and training player in the fields of energy, transport and the environment. From research to industry, technological innovation is central to all its activities, structured around three strategic priorities: sustainable mobility, new energies and responsible oil and gas.
To meet the triple challenge of boosting energy efficiency in road, off-road, maritime and air transport, improving the environmental performance of powertrains and diversifying energy sources, IFPEN works with industrial partners, major groups and SMEs to develop innovative technological and software solutions in order to optimize powertrain efficiency, develop vehicle electrification and reduce emissions.
Its research work relates to the improvement of powertrain performance, assessment and validation of alternative low-carbon fuels, electrified vehicles and connected vehicles. It also develops technologies and processes for the energy recovery and production of electricity for small mobile and stationary installations.
IFPEN, as regard its Transports Business Unit activity, has been part of the Carnot Institutes network since 2006, under the name of IFPEN Transports Energy Carnot Institute.
Within a pooled and targeted action at the service of the automotive sector, IFPEN is also partner of Carnauto,inter Carnot project supported by the French National Research Agency aiming at improving R&D access to small industry actors.
Participation in EU Projects and International Activities
IFP Energies nouvelles is involved in the following EU projects: