The IFP, or Institut Français du Pétrole (French Oil Institute), is a public research and training institution supervised by the Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and the Sea (MEEDDEM) since the French Grenelle Environment Act.
To better reflect the subject of its research and activities, which are now more focused on new energy technologies than oil, the IFP was renamed IFP - Innovation Energy Environment.
Objectives of the IFP
The mission of the IFP is to develop the technology and materials of the future in the fields of energy, transportation and the environment.
The IFP is at the crossroads of pure research, applied research and innovation. Its role in promoting industrial application of research makes the IFP an important actor in innovation, company creation and technology transfer.
The IFP's five strategic themes are:
- The capture and storage of CO2;
- the diversification of sources of fuels (biofuel, hydrogen…);
- the development of fuel saving and clean vehicles (electric vehicle, high performance motorisation);
- clean and efficient oil refining;
- the increase of oil reserves (exploration, yield, extreme environments).
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