When it comes to energy, the 21st century will undoubtedly be a century of transition. While the economic recession affecting our industries is having a profound impact on vast swathes of the economy – in the energy sector, most of the repercussions are being seen in the commodities markets – this should not obscure the fact that the underlying realities remain unchanged.
Temporarily masked by the crisis, the dual economic and environmental constraint linked to growing world energy demand and climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions is still present.
Now, more so than ever before, it is essential to find innovative and clean solutions in the fields of energy, transport and CO2 emission control, to ensure a smooth transition to a low-carbon world.
It is with this objective in mind that IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) is constructing its R&D strategy for the coming years.