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IFP Energies nouvelles


Type of Organisation: R&D institute
Origin Country:France
Contact:Mr. Gaetano de Paola
Tel.: +33 1 47 52 53 57


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.

Sustainable mobility

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:

  • EU-LIVE: Efficient Urban Light Vehicles
  • OPTEMUS: Optimised Energy Management and Use
  • GasOn: Gas-Only Internal Combustion Engines
  • Photofuel: Biocatalytic solar fuels for sustainable mobility in Europe
  • REWARD: Real World Advanced Technologies foR Diesel Engines
  • ADVICE: ADvancing user acceptance of general purpose hybridized Vehicles by Improved Cost and Efficiency
  • Eagle: Efficient Additivated Gasoline Lean Engine
  • DiePeR: Diesel efficiency improvement with Particulates and emission Reduction
  • Sureal-23: Understanding, measuring and regulating sub-23 nm particle emissions from direct injection engines including real driving conditions
  • Upgrade: Highly efficient particulate free gasoline engines
  • JETSCREEN: JET Fuel SCREENing and Optimization