Pierre Beccat is director of IFPEN-Lyon and Vice-president Innovation of the competitive cluster AXELERA.
Pierre Beccat was graduated in physical engineering from the « Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Physique » de Grenoble, France, in 1987. He hold a PhD from the University of Lyon (1990) in the field of Catalysis. In 1991, he joined IFPEN as a researcher engineer in the Physics and Analysis Department. In 1997 he became head of the Analytical Division and, in 2002, Manager of the Physics and Analysis Research Department. Manager of the Catalysis and Separation Research Department in 2006, he became, in 2008, Deputy Director of Refining and Petrochemistry Technology Business Unit before taking the direction of IFPEN-Lyon in 2014.
IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) is a public research and training player. It has an international scope, covering the fields of energy, transport and the environment. From research to industry, technological innovation is central to all its activities.
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 emergence of a sustainable energy mix;
- creating wealth and jobs by supporting French and European economic activity, and the competitiveness of related industrial sectors.
In order to tackle the greenhouse effect causing climate change and alleviate the transport sector’s reliance on oil, IFPEN works on the production of biofuels, chemical intermediates and energy via the transformation of biomass and CO2 recycling.