Ten years of collaboration between Eni and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has seen the development of innovative technology and excellent results in the fields of renewables, the environment and safety in the workplace. The next challenge is nuclear fusion, in which MIT has a long and esteemed record for research. On 9 March this year, we signed an agreement with Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS), a spin-out from MIT, that will see us acquire a stake in CFS to develop the first plants to produce energy through nuclear fusion – a safe, sustainable and virtually unlimited energy source that does not produce any pollutants or greenhouse gases.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Eni - MIT alliance, a workshop has been organised for the 12th and 13th June to take stock of the most recent research in order to promote and market these technologies.
This video captures the first impressions of the key players in the Eni-MIT workshop, which was held on 12 June at our Research Centre in San Donato Milanese. The workshop gave us the opportunity to come face-to-face with leading scientists, bring everyone up to date on the projects currently underway, and most importantly, look to the future with enthusiasm.
Together we retrace the main events in our collaboration with the most prestigious research institute in the world.
On 16 January, 2017, MIT president Rafael Reif and Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi met in Rome to discuss their many years of cutting-edge research in the field of low-carbon technology and their future plans. The agreement they reached confirmed both Eni’s status as a founding member of the MITEI (MIT Energy Initiative) and its support for research at three of MITEI’s Low-Carbon Energy Centers. These Centers are a crucial part of MIT’s Plan for Action on Climate Change and fit perfectly with Eni’s commitment to energy transition and fighting climate change.