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Scientific research
and innovation

Thanks to technological innovation we can access

new energy resources,improve their use and

reduce the environmental impact.

Eni's Committment

Eni's Committment

Eni places scientific research and technological innovation at the core of its sustainable growth strategies.

Eni Award

Eni Award

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.

Technological focus


Eni, in co-operation with Syndial and CNR, is studying innovative technologies for in situ remediation of areas contaminated by heavy metals and hydrocarbons, exploiting the synergy between plants and microorganisms living around and inside the plant roots. The technology is known as phytoremediation.

Alliances and collaborations

Alliances and collaborations

To achieve true technological breakthroughs the main keys are the interaction between internal and external research and cross fertilization among different scientific disciplines.

Intellectual Property

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.