IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) est un acteur majeur de la recherche et de la formation dans les domaines de l’énergie, du transport et de l’environnement. De la recherche à l’industrie, l’innovation technologique est au cœur de son action, articulée autour de trois priorités stratégiques : mobilité durable, énergies nouvelles et hydrocarbures responsables.
Dans le cadre de la mission d’intérêt général confiée par les pouvoirs publics, IFPEN concentre ses efforts sur :
Partie intégrante d’IFPEN, l’école d’ingénieurs IFP School prépare les générations futures à relever ces défis.
Separation and purification of biomass sourced organic compounds
During the last several years, the IFPEN has promoted a growing interest in the development of bio-sourced chemicals, as an alternative to the classic petrochemistry, motivated by the need of bascule towards a more sustainable productive model. Thus, in this context, this project is the result of continuous research to find innovative solutions to valorize biomass into added value chemicals, leading to original reactivity and groundbreaking solutions for eco-efficient processes.
The aim of this internship is to study a number of separation techniques (liquid-solid chromatography, distillation, absorption…), in order to optimize the separation and purification of biomass sourced organic compounds. During the course of the internship the student will develop all the stages of the process, from the study of simpler model solutions, to the catalytic preparation and subsequent analysis of a real charge, including screening of conditions.
During this internship, the student will have to use his/her skills in material science and physical chemistry, to understand and rationalize the interaction between species, as well as in organic synthesis. Experience in a chemistry research laboratory will be highly appreciated. The student will also participate in scientific exchanges and debates in English, consequently the student must feel comfortable with written and verbal communication in this language. Knowledge of French is desired but not mandatory.
Master 2 in materials science, chemical engineering, organic chemistry, catalysis