IFP, now known as IFP New Energy, was a founding member of CO-LaN back in 2001 after having led several European funded projects on CAPE-OPEN (CAPE-OPEN, Global CAPE-OPEN, Global CAPE-OPEN Support). All along these years since CO-LaN foundation, IFP New Energy status was one of a professional organization and consequently IFP New Energy was among the Full Members of CO-LaN, taking a prominent role in CO-LaN activity. IFP New Energy was also active in many SIGs and in promoting CAPE-OPEN in different conferences.
Taking into account the success of the CPAE-OPEN standard, IFP New Energy considers that its role in the CO-LaN is not any more necessary as the industry has fully taken over the management of the standard and its evolution. Thus IFP New Energy status within the CO-LaN organization will be of a Corporate Associate Member as of January 1, 2011. IFP New Energy remains committed to see CAPE-OPEN fully implemented by all process simulation software vendors and continues to be engaged in a number of projects where CAPE-OPEN technology is used.