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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. As part of the public-interest mission with which it has been tasked by the public authorities, IFPEN focuses on:

  • providing solutions to take up the challenges facing society in terms of energy and the climate, promoting the transition towards sustainable mobility and the emergence of a more diversified energy mix;
  • creating wealth and jobs by supporting French and European economic activity, and the competitiveness of related industrial sectors.An integral part of IFPEN, its graduate engineering school – IFP School – prepares future generations to take up these challenges.

Role in the project

The activity planned within the Jetscreen project is integrated in the Transport Business Unit. In this field, IFP Energies nouvelles develops technologies to reduce the emissions and fuel consumption associated with road and air transport. Its research work relates to the improvement of conventional powertrain performance, assessment and validation of alternative, low-carbon fuels and vehicle electrification, in particular. It also develops technologies and processes for the production of low-carbon electricity and heat. IFPEN will be leader of the WP1 dedicated to “Fuel matrix and logistics” and also of the WP2 dedicated to “Physical and chemical properties”. The task of IFPEN in the WP2 will be to adapt and validate high fidelity models. IFPEN will be in charge to do some tests in order to adapt and validate in-house existing models on thermal stability for WP1.3 and on fuels and polymers adequacy for WP4. Within WP7, IFPEN will be in charge of the adaptation of the high temperature soot kinetic model provided by POLIMI and will used this kinetic model with the IFPEN sectional model for soot particles formation/oxidation. 

Personnel involved

Dr Laurie Starck (female) received an engineer diploma in chemistry from the European Chemistry High School of Strasbourg and is graduated with a Master of Science in material chemistry and analytical methods in 2001. She obtained her Ph.D. in 2005 in the field of chemistry more precisely in heterogeneous catalysis by a work on a deSoot system for diesel engine. She joined IFPEN in 2005 as research engineer in the field of engine/fuel adequacy, fuel formulation, combustion and pollutant emissions. Since 2009 she is a project leader in the Combustion Systems and Fuels Department. She has been involved in several European Research programmes such as ALFABIRD (Alternative Fuels and Biofuels for Aircraft Development), SWAFEA (Sustainable Way for Alternative Fuels and Energy for Aviation). She is also teaching at IFP Training for continuous formation (http://scholar.google.fr/citations?user=mJNOMzEAAAAJ).

Dr Maira Alves Fortunato (f), PhD in Chemistry from University of Lyon I obtained in 2011. Post-doctorate in Chemistry focused in Fuels Stability. Work at IFP Energies Nouvelles (IFPEN), in France, since 2013 in Combustion Systems and Fuels Department.
Her work at IFPEN includes Fuels Thermo and Oxidative degradation, kinetic modeling of hydrocarbons degradation in liquid phase, development of experimental methods to evaluate fuels stability as well as deposits formation during fuels storage, transportation, circulation in engine fuels systems, and internal deposits formation.