IFPEN Transports Energie

Under the authority of IFP Energies nouvelles, the IFPEN Transports Energy Carnot Institute develops efficient, clean and sustainable technological innovations in the fields of powertrain and propulsion systems, energy sectors and industrial thermal processes with CO2 capture.


Core business

Key figures

Key figures

Permanent staff (full-time equivalent)
including PhD Students
Global budget
38,7 M€
research incomes
13,9 M€


institut Carnot IFPEN Transports Energie
1 & 4 avenue de Bois Préau
92852 Rueil Malmaison

 +33 (0) 1 47 52 69 16

François BADIN
 +33 (0) 4 37 70 23 50

Email contact


A R&D center serving industry,
leader in the fields of transport and energy


  • Innovative solutions to address technological challenges and market needs

- high-efficiency, low-emission powertrains
- powertrain electrification
- energy optimization and onboard control
- alternative fuels with low CO2 emissions
- energy generation based on chemical looping combustion

  • High-performance experimental resources and digital tools resulting in innovations with reduced costs and development times
  • A proactive industrial protection policy

Technology transfer

  • Support for industrial sectors, covering a very broad range of technological readiness levels (TRL 1 to 9)
  • Transfer of our R&D results via:
    - joint product development with licensing out operations
    - strategic partnerships
    - collaborative research agreements
  • An innovation support policy, aimed particularly at micro-companies, SMEs and intermediate-sized companies

Target Markets

  • Automobile
  • Aviation
  • Energy
  • Off-road
  • River, maritime
  • Rail 


Know-how and expertise

  • 3D modeling and advanced combustion diagnostics
  • System simulation and real-time simulation
  • Passenger cars and heavy-duty vehicles IC engine technologies (gasoline, diesel, gas, etc.)
  • After-treatment systems
  • Powertrain architecture design and vehicle integration
  • Powertrain control and onboard energy optimization
  • Powertrain/fuel compatibility and alternative fuels
  • Electric machines & power electronics
  • Energy storage systems
  • Kinetic and dynamic chemical reactor modeling
  • New energy, gas treatment, CO2 capture and combustion technologies


  • Close ties with industry: from microcompanies, SMEs and intermediate-sized companies to major industrial groups
  • A strong commitment within competitiveness clusters (Mov’eo, LUTB, Systematic, Astech, etc.)
  • A leadership of the automobile sector and the Transport Alliance within the Carnot Institutes
  • A synergy with networks of academic partners and R&D laboratories with an international influence