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Energy, Chemistry, Environment


To reduce CO2 emissions, decarbonise, improve the energy efficiency of industrial processes, find new sources and reserves of energy and design new molecules, companies are facing a number of technological challenges and are investing €5 billion a year in R&D.

Challenges of the sector


  • Objective of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 26% by 2030 by improving energy efficiency, producing low-carbon heat and reducing nitrous oxide and hydrofluorocarbon emissions. 
  • Study of breakthrough decarbonisation technologies, capture, storage and recovery of CO2, electrification of processes or alternatives such as biofuels, biogas or renewable methane. 
  • Development of renewable energies such as photovoltaics. 
  • Compliance with local and international standards (REACH, Kyoto, etc.). 
  • Sustainable economy: focusing R&D efforts on green chemistry and supramolecular chemistry. 
  • Introduction of non-fossil compounds: chemical or enzymatic recycling of plastics (plant chemistry, use of CO2 as a raw material). 


Technological issues


The sector is undergoing radical change. It needs to think about its digital transformation and develop new business models. The development of new, high-potential products, either through internal ventures or through collaboration with start-ups, will make this transformation possible. 


It requires maximising the potential of what the sector invests in by making the most of its R&D activity, whether in research laboratories or in industrial manufacturing plants. 

Multiple areas of innovation




Developing energy production from renewable sources (marine, wind, solar) and biomass and developing smart energy networks. 




Improving exploration and extraction technologies to increase the recovery rate from fossil deposits. R&D challenges include assessing potential resources and alternative exploitation techniques. 




Maintaining the performance quality of new products and developing or improving industrial processes for treating these biomass-derived compounds. 

Our Energy, Chemistry & Environment experts

ABGi’s experts provide you with answers that are rooted in your environment, combining in-depth industry knowledge, a forward-looking vision of the market, and a thorough analysis of all the opportunities available to you.

Mathieu EVESQUE, Scientific expert


Phelma engineer. 

Marina MARQUE, Scientific expert


She holds a degree in Energy and Environmental Engineering from INSA Lyon.

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