Carnot IFPEN Ressources Energétiques

IFPEN Ressources Energétiques

The IFPEN Ressources Energétiques Carnot Institute is a leading energy transition player. As an integral part of IFP Energies nouvelles, it provides its industrial partners with innovative solutions aiming at developing competitive renewable energies, minimizing the climate impact of industrial activities and producing those fossil fuels that are absolutely necessary during this transition period in a more environmentally-friendly manner. To do so, it exploits, in particular, the new opportunities provided by digital technology.

Key figures

Key figures

Permanent staff (full-time equivalent) 420
PhD Students 38
Global budget 49,2 M€
Partnership incomes with industry 13,3 M€


Institut Carnot IFPEN
Ressources Energetiques
1 - 4 avenue de Bois Préau
92852 Rueil-Malmaison Cedex

01 47 52 61 83

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Your partner for a sustainable energy mix

Developing renewable energies

  • Work out offshore technologies for the optimization of the production and digital control of wind energy
  • Integrate renewables into the regional electricity network via energy storage and energy management systems (EMS)
  • Evaluate the resource and manage production risks associated to underground new energies

Minimizing the climate risk associated with industrial activities

  • Develop CO2 capture, utilization and storage technologies
  • Understand and predict climate/ground interactions in the context of climate change
  • Tackle water cycle management challenges

Producing the oil and gas absolutely necessary in a more environmentally-friendly manner

  • Minimize exploration, drilling and production risks
  • Improve the production of mature fields using eco-responsible technologies
  • Ensure optimized management of produced water

Relying on digital technology innovations

The opportunities offered by digital technology are central to the development of the IFPEN Ressources Energétiques Carnot Institute’s activities in terms of:

  • Technological innovations and new services
  • New business models with our partners
A Carnot institute with a resolutely industrial and international focus  

Innovating from laboratory to pilot facility

14 integrated laboratories to support multidisciplinary projects:

  • A broad range of TRL covered
  • Multi-scale, multi-physical and high-throughput experimentation (HTE) platforms
  • Advanced modeling and simulation capacities in terms of high-performance computing and data sciences

Collaborating with industry

  • A cross-disciplinary approach to tackle operational problems
  • An effective intellectual property policy and recognized capacity to license innovative technologies
  • A determination to increase our capacity to support intermediate-sized companies / SMEs and start-ups via innovative business models

Leading an outstanding international reach

  • A knowledge dissemination policy: 130 annual scientific papers, more than half of which stem from cooperative international activities
  • An active presence in numerous networks, particularly in Europe
  • A proactive global key accounts policy in the energy transition sector

Expertise and skills

  • Geosciences
  • Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Complex materials and fluids
  • Physics and Analysis
  • Biotechnologies
  • Chemical engineering
  • Digital science and technology