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 Award was established to develop innovative ideas for a better use of energy sources, promote environmental research and placing value on new generations of researchers.
Eni R&D has developed a proprietary technology, currently in the industrialization phase, to transform hydrocarbons and derivatives from biomass into hydrogen, using the innovative catalytic reactor SCT-CPO (Short Contact Time - Catalytic Partial Oxidation).
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 15 patent applications were filed in 2011. Eni's commitment in the active Intellectual Property Management is focused on maximizing the protection of innovative solutions and rationalizing the existing portfolio.