Research and new technologies

We develop various solutions to provide safe and increasingly clean energy towards carbon neutrality.


Technology is the key to decarbonization. We have put it at the heart of our strategy

Technology and innovation

At Eni, technology is developed according to an integrated approach that delivers a variety of solutions to help meet decarbonization targets.
Technological innovation is achieved through a synergy of in-house research, advanced engineering capabilities, expertise and digital tools, leveraging our big data and the immense computational power of Eni’s supercomputers. Collaborations with universities, research centres, and Open Innovation initiatives further enhance our innovation capabilities and projects.

Research aimed at yielding concrete benefits

To tackle the challenge posed by climate change, we are developing a broad spectrum of technologies to support decarbonization in various sectors of the economy and within our everyday lives.
We apply the principle of technological neutrality: there is no single solution to achieve the energy transition, we need a technological mix that can be adapted to different applications and needs.

An approach that considers the entire value chain

Eni’s services and products cater to a variety of sectors and markets, each of which requires a specific approach to emissions reduction. By integrating advanced technologies, digitalisation, and inputs from open innovation, we support both industrial processes and end customers by managing the entire life cycle of a product. To do this, we take care of it from the sourcing of raw materials to production all the way to its end use.

Among the most significant achievements of Eni innovation in these areas are: development projects on agro-energy and the Ecofining™ technology to obtain biofuels from waste and raw materials of biological origin that do not compete with food use, the production of bioethanol from agricultural and forestry waste with the Proesa® green chemical process, the chemical recycling of plastic through the Hoop™ process, scientific collaborations with MIT, CFS, Enea and CNR in the research on magnetic confinement fusion, the ISWEC system to generate electricity from sea waves, innovative systems to produce heat through  Concentrating Solar Power - CSP, the new perovskite photovoltaic cells as well as systems and products in the area of CO2 capture, storage and utilisation

Furthermore, we are committed to finding new solutions for the sustainable use and efficient recovery of critical minerals.
In support of these activities, we are developing robot technologies to perform environmental and asset monitoring, both onshore and offshore.

Eni's technological innovation draws on the close collaboration between research departments, engineering skills and the great computing power of Eni's supercomputers, but also on academic and business partnerships.


Eni's main collaborations with universities and research centres

Alliances for the future of energy and the planet under the banner of innovation and the energy transition.

Eni's innovation takes advantage of new business models include Open Innovation tools such as Corporate Venture Capital, the Corporate Venture Builder and the establishment of companies. Working side by side with start-ups, universities, research centres and technology companies, the skills of our people, the company's most valuable resource, generate even more value to develop new ideas and cutting-edge programmes.


Eni Award: our energy science award

A world-class award for research and technological innovation in the world of energy.


Magnetic confinement fusion

We support the development of energy solutions that are not yet available but have great potential, such as magnetic confinement fusion.


Technological innovation at the Gasometer complex in Roma Ostiense

ROAD - Rome Advanced District project, an entrepreneurial ecosystem where new solutions for the energy transition can be tested.

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