Our commitment to reducing environmental impact.
Progress towards decarbonization is a fundamental aspect of our strategy for 2018-21. Since 2007, we have reduced our Upstream direct CO2 emissions by roughly 40 per cent, improving on all our performance indicators. Our contribution to a more sustainable future is now based on reducing climate-changing gas emissions, promoting the use of natural gas, developing renewable forms of energy and conducting scientific research to find long-term alternative energy solutions.
We have been producing energy from renewable sources for more than 30 years. Drawing on our extensive expertise, we are committed to developing renewable-energy projects, promoting the transition to green energy in the countries in which we operate.Find out more
Project Italy installed capacity
land area devoted to Project Italy
allocated to the development of green businesses
We’re creating long-term value through our activities: projects and initiatives for a low-carbon future.
We are aiming towards energy efficiency. Over the past 10 years we have reduced flaring by around 68 per cent with a view to lowering greenhouse gas emissions, while providing energy access to more than 18m people in sub-Saharan Africa.Find out more
Natural gas will have an increasingly important role to play in Eni’s long-term strategy. Our natural gas projects in Egypt, Mozambique, Ghana and Indonesia confirm our commitment to the rapid development of the cleanest of all the fossil fuels, alongside research into renewable forms of energy.Find out more
We have been involved in establishing the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), backed by 10 of the largest global energy companies, with the aim of finding new technological solutions to the challenge posed by climate change.Find out more
We have been developing our own algorithms since the 1970s and, over the years, computing has become an increasingly important aspect of our corporate development. It enables us to access new energy sources, be more efficient in our use of energy and achieve our sustainable development objectives.
Eni’s R&D Energy Transition programme also reflects our vision for the future. At this stage of the energy transition, we are moving from a system based on fossil fuels to one based on renewables such as natural gas, characterised by its low carbon content. The programme can be broken down into three distinct areas: gas conversion processes; technologies for the capture and conversion of H2S; and innovative ways of capturing and using CO2.
We are working with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to develop the first plant capable of producing energy by magnetic fusion: a safe, potentially inexhaustible energy source that does not emit pollutants or greenhouse gases.
In this video, Paolo Pollesel, vice-president of the Eni R&D Energy Transition programme, explains how the company is working to develop new technologies to exploit natural gas, an energy source with a low environmental impact.
One line of research is concerned with the different phases in the management of CO2, from separation and capture to reuse, for example as a reagent in the manufacture of polymers.
We have initiated a number of projects to find ways of reusing “unwanted” sulphur. The recovery of this element, one of the waste products in the processing of oil and natural gas, is key when it comes to reducing emissions.
To diversify the energy mix in our transition towards a low-carbon future, we are also working in the field of renewable energy. We are researching a number of solutions based on the conditions and needs of the countries in which we work. The projects can be divided into two types.