About ICF

Laurent Petithuguenin

Managing Consultant, Sustainability
Laurent is a sustainability expert with more than 10 years of work experience in the energy sector focusing on battery technology.

Laurent is a sustainability expert with more than 10 years of experience in energy-related work, specializing in batteries, sustainability and efficiency policies, and the energy supply market. As part of the energy-related products policy support framework for the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Laurent is experienced in ecodesign, providing technical support to the U.K. government on negotiations; reviewing proposed regulations; advising on industrial feedback; and developing policy cost-benefit analysis models. 

Laurent leads multiple product assessment studies for the Energy Technology List—a U.K. government list of energy-efficient plants and machinery—performing market and engineering analyses to derive the most appropriate performance and efficiency criteria. He was a key team member in delivering the energy-related products prioritization work plan, including the review and implementation of circular economy product impacts and horizontal measures. 

Laurent is the lead author for the hand dryers preparatory study for the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship, and SMEs. He is familiar with the methodology for ecodesign of energy-related products, including tracking material usage on hand dryers and modeling policy option impacts. Laurent also works as a project manager and contributor to “The Role of the Circular Economy in EU Industrial Carbonisation,” delivered to the Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA). In this project, he leveraged his experience as a lead researcher in the 2019 DG CLIMA study, “Industrial Innovation: Pathways to deep decarbonization of industry.”
Laurent has a bachelor’s degree in physics from McGill University and a master of science degree in materials for energy storage and conversion as part of an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master degree from the Warsaw University of Technology, Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, University of Córdoba, and Aix-Marseille University.