Eni Italian Tech Week

Eni at Italian Tech Week 2021

On 23 and 24 September, we were in Turin for the tech conference whose mission is to bring together ideas, experience and stories from the international technology scene.

Italian Tech Week was held on 23 and 24 September at the OGR - Officine Grandi Riparazioni in Turin to bring together ideas, experiences and stories from some of the most famous and influential entrepreneurs, investors and C-levels who are shaping the global future of technology across various areas of human activity.

Eni’s CEO Claudio Descalzi featured as one of the speakers. In his speech, entitled A Zero-carbon Future, he outlined the crucial research and innovation measures that will allow us to hit carbon neutrality by 2050 – in the knowledge that a successful energy transition goes hand in hand with technological changes over the coming years.

To give visitors the opportunity to learn more, we will also have an exhibition space showing a videoloop of our evolution and a selection of projects and proprietary technologies. 

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The event agenda

Two days for startuppers, investors and innovative companies to take inspiration, get to know each other and network.

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The energy transition is also a technology transition

Technological innovation,the circular economy and skills are the three key strategic levers that will underpin Eni’s journey towards its decarbonization target: carbon neutrality across all  products and processes by 2050. The fundamental role of technology  in this strategy has emerged, once again, from the ongoing collaboration between research and development and the various company areas. To offer our customers a complete mix of zero-emission solutions, we are developing increasingly efficient processes together with new energy sources and vectors.

Investments, resources and partnerships for a low-carbon future

Just like other global energy companies, we face the ambitious challenge of producing energy with the lowest carbon impact. We are not shying away from this challenge: in the last 6 years, Eni has invested around 5 billion euros in research and development and the implementation of technologies for decarbonization. 1,500 Eni people currently work in this area; to date, they have produced almost 7,500 patents, which are still in place today. We operate 50 pilot plants and ongoing partnerships with 70 universities and research centres.

Our commitment to decarbonization and the energy transition is also reflected in our partnerships with leading national and international centres of excellence in the world of R&D. This is especially true for disruptive or breakthrough technologies, such as magnetic confinement fusion – a safe, sustainable source of energy, which is virtually inexhaustible and has no pollutant emissions or long-term waste. At a global level, we are working closely with Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) tostudy and develop this technology.

And in Italy, together with the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), we are developing a large-scale science/technology centre to explore DTT (Divertor Tokamak Test) fusion.

This doesn’t mean we have halted our other innovation-related activities. We continue to invest in venture capital initiatives and the development and deployment of disruptive technologies, with a focus on circular economy, decarbonization and renewable energy.

Technologies that help us change

To follow is a selection of videos telling the story of our projects and innovative solutions to reduce emissions for a low-carbon future. Highlights include: the computing power of HPC5, the computer infrastructure capable of carrying out 70 million billion mathematical operations a second and a great ally in the search for alternative energies; Waste to Fuel, the proprietary technology that sustainably manages the wet fraction of municipal solid waste by transforming into a valuable resource; and – proving that light also has a part to play in the transition  to clean and safe energies – Luminescent Solar Concentrators (LSCs),  coloured panels of plastic material that can capture sunlight and concentrate it along the edges, where it is intercepted by thin photovoltaic cells and converted into electricity.