Thanks to technological innovation we can access
new energy resources,improve their use and
reduce the environmental impact.
Eni places scientific research and technological innovation at the core of its sustainable growth strategies.
The Eni Award was officially established in July 2007 in order to develop innovative ideas for a better use of energy sources, promote environmental research and to valorize new generations of researchers. The award is launched annually and has an established and prestigious network of researchers in the field of energy and the environment.
The Green Refinery project is the first example in the world of conversion of a conventional refinery into a biorefinery for the production of high-performance biofuels with a high level of environmental compatibility, from raw materials of biological origin, using the proprietary EcofiningTM technology.
To achieve true technological breakthroughs the main keys are the interaction between internal and external research and cross fertilization among different scientific disciplines.
Eni's total patent portfolio includes over 8,800 patents, protecting about 1,000 inventions. For renewables 21 patent applications were filed in 2012. Eni's commitment in the active Intellectual Property Management is focused on maximizing the protection of innovative solutions and rationalizing the existing portfolio.