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Is a carbon-free aviation industry really possible?

Episode 1 / 6

How can aviation possibly meet climate targets? 

Jérôme Fontane, Lecturer in the Aerodynamics, Energetics and Propulsion Department of ISAE-SUPAERO, Thomas Planès, PhD student at ISAE-SUPAERO

Episode 2 / 6

“We must reduce air travel to meet the Paris Climate Agreement”

Aurélien Bigo, Research Associate of the Energy and Prosperity Chair at Institut Louis Bachelier

Episode 3 / 6

Fly easy with better aerodynamics

Marie Couliou, Research scientist at ONERA and temporary lecturer at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris

Episode 4 / 6

Biofuels, an alternative that is still too expensive

Samuel Saysset, Lead techno advisor at ENGIE Research, Jean-Philippe Héraud, Process engineer at IFP Energies nouvelles, Paul Mannes, director of Total Aviation, in charge of the worldwide business line, Jérôme Bonini, Research and Technology Director, Safran aircraft engines

Episode 5 / 6

Aviation: can hydrogen live up to the hype?

Johnny Deschamps, Professor at the Chemistry and Processes Unit (UCP) at ENSTA Paris (IP Paris), Samuel Saysset, Lead techno advisor at ENGIE Research

Episode 6 / 6

“Pandemic: extra time to reduce CO2 emissions of aviation sector”

Venetia Baden-Powell, Equity research associate at Goldman Sachs

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Immense remaining oil reserves and the challenge of reducing consumption

Antoine Le Solleuz, Director of Studies at the École des Mines de Nancy, Olivier Gantois, Executive Chairman of Ufip Energies and Mobilities

On January 17th, 2023
5 min reading time
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Photovoltaics: new materials for better efficiency

Pere Roca i Cabarrocas, CNRS Research Director at LPICM* at École Polytechnique (IP Paris) and scientific director of Institut Photovoltaïque d'Île-de-France (IPVF)

On October 4th, 2022
4 min reading time

The global solar energy market today is 95% silicon-based. Researchers are looking at alternatives to increase efficiency.

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Turquoise hydrogen takes a step towards the next level

Laurent Fulcheri, Research director at PERSEE, MINES-ParisTech

On September 27th, 2022
4 min reading time

For the first time, an international research team has calculated the life cycle assessment (LCA) of turquoise hydrogen.

Severine Julien
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How to decarbonise commercial ports

Gaëlle Gueguen Hallouët, Professor of public law at the University of Western Brittany (Brest)

On September 27th, 2022
4 min reading time
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Why energy retrofitting hasn’t taken off  

Andreas Rüdinger, Research Associate in Energy Transition at IDDRI

On September 27th, 2022
4 min reading time

Thermal renovation is struggling to accelerate: 17% of the French housing stock, equivalent to 5.2 million homes, are "energy sieves".

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What are the risks of nuclear power plants in wartime?

Karine Herviou, Deputy Director General in charge of the Nuclear Safety Division of the Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN), Najmedin Meshkati, Professor of Civil/Environmental Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC), Veronika Ustohalova, Senior Researcher, Nuclear Engineering & Facility Safety at Öko-Institut e.V., Olivier Gupta, Director General of the ASN and President of the Western European Nuclear Regulators Association (WENRA)

On July 12th, 2022
6 min reading time

The recent occupation of two nuclear sites in Ukraine by Russian forces has highlighted the importance of monitoring such facilities in wartime.