Evolutive trends in the fields of Matter Transformation and Energy

The driving power in the industrial fields of Chemical, Materials, and Industrial Engineering are being able to innovate, modernize production lines, evolve and adapt to the market as well as with the changing ways in which we work. 

Growth in this field in France

Industries working in chemistry, materials, transport and energy remain firm and are experiencing growth in France, performing significantly well in terms of exporting within and outside Europe. With a background of seeking excellence, and innovation in these sectors remaining at the forefront, driven in particular by the desire for sustainable models (innovative materials for lighter transport, more efficient batteries, insulation for buildings, support for renewable energies, green chemistry, clean and safe processes, etc.) and preparing for the industry of the future.

Worldwide trends

Several major trends can be observed on a global scale. Thus, even if chemistry and materials remain based on fossil resources, an increase towards 20 to 30% of renewable matter is expected in 20 years’ time, combined with the development of bio-industries. Demand for material with exceedingly high technicality remains strong, linked with the numerous fields in which they can be used.

Due to a rise in societal and regulatory pressure, continuing to improve knowledge of industrial tools in these fields imply setting up performant industrial platforms which are economic and clean.

Finally, on a more macroscopic scale, more and more of these companies have come together within these sectors of activity, which results in a boom in the number of huge integrated industrial sites, cohabitating on a global scale with start-ups, small or medium-sized companies more closely involved in research and development.   

In order for them to develop, innovation on products and materials need to be linked up to the design of a production tool (process engineering) as soon as possible, which is economically viable and which can be integrated into the circular engineering chains.
This chain between product, processes and procedure is the basis of the Toulouse INP-ENSIACET model.

Fédération Gay Lussac: creator of Chemical Engineers for the last 25 years

The Fédération Gay-Lussac (FGL) gathers 20 French graduate schools in engineering in Chemistry dealing with the main fields:

  • Chemical engineering (or how to go from the molecular to the industrial scale),
  • Organic Chemistry (or how chemistry interacts with living matter),
  • Material Chemistry (or how chemistry can contribute to issues regarding future materials)
  • Analytical chemistry (or how we analyze products, matter (water, air..)with highly sophisticated machines),
  • Biotechnologies (or how living matter can serve chemistry)

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Contact Toulouse INP-ENSIACET

L'école de la transformation de la matière et de l'énergie

4, allée Emile Monso - CS 44362
31030 TOULOUSE Cedex 4, France

+33 (0)5 34 32 33 00