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Based on a rigorous scientific approach, we analyse the
emerging trends in technological innovations required
to reach net-zero. We publish reports, articles and
explainers on topics related to climate technologies.

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A format to efficiently decipher trends in innovation and technology.

Rapports

Detailed analyses about the technical transformations we need to reach net-zero.

Articles

Concise analyses and opinions related to low carbon technologies.

Décryptages

In around 500 words, the Zenon team breaks down a technology, a key issue
or a public policy to help you make sense of it all.

Assessment of the European Green Deal for Climatech: part 3
Reports
Jun 10, 2024

Assessment of the European Green Deal for Climatech: part 3

Financing the Green Deal

Assessment of the European Green Deal for Climatech: part 2
Reports
Jun 3, 2024

Assessment of the European Green Deal for Climatech: part 2

European industrial policy. The Net Zero Industry Act (NZIA), or the missed opportunity to promote European climatech

Assessment of the European Green Deal for Climatech: part 1
Reports
May 29, 2024

Assessment of the European Green Deal for Climatech: part 1

1er volet d’une série de trois permettant de faire le bilan du Pacte vert de l'UE. Il présente le cadre et les objectifs du Pacte en matière de climatech.

[Interview] Cédric Philibert on the occasion of the publication of his new book: “Why the electric car is good for the climate”, Veblen Institute, Les Petits Matins Collection, March 2024.
Articles
Apr 18, 2024

[Interview] Cédric Philibert on the occasion of the publication of his new book: “Why the electric car is good for the climate”, Veblen Institute, Les Petits Matins Collection, March 2024.

Directed by Grégoire Dusseux de Zenon

The CSRD & European Sustainability Reporting
Reports
Feb 28, 2024

The CSRD & European Sustainability Reporting

Are companies ready?

Les carburants durables dans l'aviation
Explainers
Feb 6, 2024

Les carburants durables dans l'aviation

Sont-ils la solution miracle que le secteur espère ?

Hydrogène, synthèse du rapport 3
Articles
Jan 24, 2024

Hydrogène, synthèse du rapport 3

Production d'hydrogène à faible teneur en carbone dans l'Union européenne : quelles conditions économiques sont nécessaires pour passer à l'hydrogène à faible teneur en carbone d'ici 2030 ?

The Hydrogen Series: Part 3
Reports
Dec 14, 2023

The Hydrogen Series: Part 3

Low-carbon hydrogen production in the European Union: what economic conditions are required to switch to low-carbon hydrogen by 2030?

L'ammoniac dans les stratégies net-zéro
Explainers
Dec 1, 2023

L'ammoniac dans les stratégies net-zéro

De la décarbonisation de la production aux nouvelles utilisations de la décarbonisation ?

Response from Zenon Research to the French Government's consultation on its CCUS strategy
Reports
Oct 24, 2023

Response from Zenon Research to the French Government's consultation on its CCUS strategy

Beyond primary energy: the energy transition needs a new lens
Reports
Jul 7, 2023

Beyond primary energy: the energy transition needs a new lens

Primary energy was only suited for a world dominated by fossil fuels. It doesn't have any sense in a future where electricity and renewables rule.

The Hydrogen Series: Part 2
Reports
Jun 8, 2023

The Hydrogen Series: Part 2

Low-carbon hydrogen production in the EU: are 2030 targets achievable?

Hydrogène, synthèse du rapport 2
Articles
Jun 8, 2023

Hydrogène, synthèse du rapport 2

Production d'hydrogène à faible teneur en carbone dans l'UE : les objectifs pour 2030 sont-ils réalisables ?

The Hydrogen Series: Part 1
Reports
May 4, 2023

The Hydrogen Series: Part 1

Low-carbon hydrogen production technologies: various but not equivalent options

Hydrogène, synthèse du rapport 1
Articles
May 4, 2023

Hydrogène, synthèse du rapport 1

Technologies de production d'hydrogène à faible teneur en carbone : diverses mais pas équivalentes.

The CDR series: Direct Air Capture
Reports
Jan 19, 2023

The CDR series: Direct Air Capture

A detailed synthesis of the current of development of the direct air capture technology and a look at future perspectives

Technologies for low-carbon steel
Breakdown
Jan 10, 2023

Technologies for low-carbon steel

Climate Tech - Quel bilan pour 2022, et à quoi s’attendre en 2023 ?
Breakdown
Dec 27, 2022

Climate Tech - Quel bilan pour 2022, et à quoi s’attendre en 2023 ?

Decarbonizing heavy-duty road transport in Europe
Reports
Oct 31, 2022

Decarbonizing heavy-duty road transport in Europe

Batteries or fuel cells? What is the best way to decarbonize heavy-duty road transport in Europe?

Technology and innovation: What role in the fight against climate change?
Reports
Oct 18, 2022

Technology and innovation: What role in the fight against climate change?

What role for innovation and technology in the race to decarbonise the world?

Petits réacteurs modulaires
Explainers
Sep 28, 2022

Petits réacteurs modulaires

Plus petits et modulaires, ces réacteurs devraient permettre au nucléaire de jouer un rôle plus important dans la transition énergétique.

Le retour sur investissement énergétique : un outil pour mesurer la disponibilité de l'énergie dans le cadre de la transition énergétique
Articles
Sep 26, 2022

Le retour sur investissement énergétique : un outil pour mesurer la disponibilité de l'énergie dans le cadre de la transition énergétique

The concept of energy return on energy invested is often used to compare different technologies.

Matériaux décarbonés : le ciment
Explainers
Sep 19, 2022

Matériaux décarbonés : le ciment

Le ciment est le deuxième matériau le plus consommé au monde. Sa production est actuellement responsable de 6,5 % des émissions mondiales de carbone. Comment pouvons-nous le décarboniser ?

Investissements dans les technologies climatiques
Explainers
Jul 25, 2022

Investissements dans les technologies climatiques

2021 a été une année record pour les investissements dans le secteur des technologies climatiques. Cet explicatif décrit le paysage actuel et son évolution.

Atmospheric carbon removal
Reports
Jul 12, 2022

Atmospheric carbon removal

Déploiement de la technologie
Explainers
Jul 1, 2022

Déploiement de la technologie

Pour que les stratégies de décarbonisation soient couronnées de succès, il est essentiel de pouvoir développer et déployer à temps les technologies climatiques. Quelle est la vitesse suffisante ? Quelle dynamique peut-on observer ?

How fast can we transition?
Reports
Jun 27, 2022

How fast can we transition?

Mitigating climate change calls for a rapid transformation of our energy system. How fast can we actually transition?

L'écosystème des technologies climatiques
Explainers
Jun 16, 2022

L'écosystème des technologies climatiques

Le secteur des technologies climatiques est actuellement en plein essor, un explicatif pour comprendre de quoi il s'agit

transition=replace
Articles
May 5, 2022

transition=replace

The technologies needed to decarbonize are being deployed at an exponential pace, hinting at a rapid transition. However, their share remains in the minority.

Industry and energy: very strong links
Articles
Mar 14, 2022

Industry and energy: very strong links

Reindustrializing France will require, among other things, to quickly make choices about electricity production to avoid network constraints.

Fluxes, not stocks: The real challenges of metallic resources for the energy transition
Reports
Feb 10, 2022

Fluxes, not stocks: The real challenges of metallic resources for the energy transition

Do we have enough metals for the energy transition?

Transitioning away from fossil fuels
Reports
Jan 14, 2022

Transitioning away from fossil fuels

While our economy is highly dependent on fossil fuels, replacing them by low-carbon energy sources is now crucial.

Is coal back in favor?
Articles
Dec 23, 2021

Is coal back in favor?

The strong economic recovery in 2021 and the energy crisis have led to a sharp rise in the use of coal. While its use is set to decline sharply.

Why reindustrialization is also a climate issue
Articles
Nov 15, 2021

Why reindustrialization is also a climate issue

The reindustrialization of a country like France, which already has low-carbon electricity, is a powerful lever for reducing the carbon footprint.

Powering the world: how much energy will the world need?
Reports
Oct 18, 2021

Powering the world: how much energy will the world need?

What if the world energy demand was bound to reach an asymptote? A detailed study of the national energy-economy links

Going back to the Moon to stay?
Reports
Oct 4, 2021

Going back to the Moon to stay?

What possible economic models for the renewed lunar objectives?

Réchauffement = Récession !
Reports
Oct 4, 2021

Réchauffement = Récession !

How will climate change affect economic growth? Is a climate-driven recession possible?

The helium bubble: prospects for 3He-fuelled nuclear fusion
Reports
Oct 4, 2021

The helium bubble: prospects for 3He-fuelled nuclear fusion

Is the Moon our next energy reservoir? An analysis of the prospects for helium-3 fuelled fusion

Les impacts futurs de la chaleur anthropique
Articles
Oct 4, 2021

Les impacts futurs de la chaleur anthropique

Can anthropogenic heat emissions significantly change the Earth's climate system?

Nuclear fusion for energy: where do the recent announcements take us?
Articles
Oct 2, 2021

Nuclear fusion for energy: where do the recent announcements take us?

An analysis of recent announcements in the field of nuclear fusion and what they mean for the development of this new energy

Will space vacations soon be within everyone's reach?
Articles
Oct 2, 2021

Will space vacations soon be within everyone's reach?

Analysis of the emergence of space tourism and its prospects for evolution

Tout va vite... mais pas assez !
Articles
Oct 2, 2021

Tout va vite... mais pas assez !

An opinion piece about how the pace of the modern world makes us underestimate how difficult the energy transition is

Article: Too hot to grow
Articles
Oct 1, 2021

Article: Too hot to grow

This article is an introduction published, on Illuminem, to the report "Too Hot to Grow:How global warming can make the world enter into structural economic recession"

Fusion nucléaire : des percées vers l'énergie infinie ?
Articles
Oct 1, 2021

Fusion nucléaire : des percées vers l'énergie infinie ?

An analysis of the announcement by the National Ignition Facility, studying inertial fusion, that they are close to reach ignition.

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