Eni places scientific research and technological innovation at the heart of its strategy for sustainable development.

Technological innovation

2015 2016 2017
R&D expenditure(¹) (€ million) 176 161 185
First patent filing applications (number) 33 40 27
- of which filed on renewable sources (number) 16 12 11

(¹) Net of general and administrative costs

Source: Integrated Annual Report 2017

Projects

  • Eni Award

    The Eni Award is an international annual prize for the best research projects in the fields of energy and sustainability. Established in 2007, it aims to develop a better use of energy sources, promote science and technology applied to the environment, and to highlight new generations of researchers, in a clear demonstration of the importance that Eni attributes to scientific research and innovation. The prizes for the 2018 edition will be presented on 22 October in Rome, during an official ceremony at the Quirinale Palace. The categories are subdivided into: Energy Transition Award, Energy Frontier Award, Advanced Environmental Solutions Award, Two Young Researcher Awards, Two Research Debut Awards - Young Talent from Africa and Three Awards for Eni Innovation.

  • Second generation Green Diesel demo plant

    Dedicated to the creation of a proprietary process to produce oils to be converted into Green Diesel through the proprietary Ecofining™ technology.

     

  • Site Characterization

    Site characterisation” projects develop new techniques and protocols for the monitoring of water, air and soil.

     

  • Site Remediation and Disposal

    Site remediation and disposal” projects generate highly eco-compatible techniques for the remediation of soil, such as phytoremediation for the biodegradation of organic compounds.

  • Solar Energy Project

    R&D projects in the field of solar energy and storage aim to develop applications for the supply of electricity and steam, reducing the energy footprint and the realisation of sustainable initiatives to make electricity available in areas where it does not currently exist.

  • Waste to Fuel

    At Eni’s Renewable Energy and Environmental R&D Centre Eni has built a pilot plant to trial “waste-to-fuel” (W2F) – a technology that allows us to transform waste into energy and second-generation biofuels.

  • Water Treatment

    Water treatment” projects relate to the development of proprietary technologies for treating production water, wastewater and groundwater.

     

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Results (808)

Research alliances and collaborations

News Research alliances and collaborations Eni focuses on synergies between science and industry by collaborating with leading universities and research centres both in Italy and abroad. Integrating competencies [...] mineralogy and petrography. In addition, in May 2018, Eni and the National Research Council signed an agreement worth 20 million for the ...

3 July 2018 eni.com Section: Innovation

Technology Research and Innovation

sustainability Giuseppe Tannoia: "Eni research aims to ensure it has command of the skills required for technological innovation. We are working in research today for the Eni of the future." We are an energy [...] Research propels us into the future Research propels us into the future In our laboratories we ...

1 January 2016 eni.com Section: Innovation

Exploration and research of hydrocarbons

this, Eni uses advanced proprietary technologies for the processing and interpretation of geophysical data. These are sophisticated systems based on complex mathematical algorithms developed by Eni that [...] makes us extremely competitive in oil exploration, even in extreme environments. Successful Exploration Eni develops cutting-edge technology for oil exploration, key to its ...

12 May 2016 eni.com Section: Innovation

Research and development of unconventional energy

Read more Knowledge Management System: knowledge is social At any time and in any country, all our technicians can access and interact directly with colleagues around the world, getting immediate sup

12 May 2016 eni.com Section: Innovation

Research and development for energy transition

Contacts Research and development for energy transition Research and Development is a key element for Eni's transformation into an integrated energy company for a low-carbon future. The activities related [...] related to decarbonisation account for around 40% of the total research spending. In this field, Eni spent over 72 million ...

6 July 2018 eni.com Section: Sustainability

Eni Award

international arena for research in the energy and environment sectors. Find out more Research Research is the basis of our competitiveness which is why we invest in technology. The meaning of the Eni Award is looking [...] of ecosystems is crucial to Eni in its everyday operations and the same applies ...

20 October 2016 eni.com Section: media

Research Center in San Filippo del Mela (ME)

News Research Center in San Filippo del Mela (ME) The Research Center, opened in 1998, is dedicated to research and technological development in the Downstream Oil & Gas. The activities of the Centre R&D [...] projects both internal for Eni or commissioned by external companies are developed. Seven laboratories and 6000 ...

21 December 2016 eni.com Section: Innovation

Debut in Research: Young Talents from Africa-Yemane Kelemework Equbamariam

Debut in Research: Young Talents from Africa Yemane Kelemework Equbamariam is instructor with a rank of lecturer at the School of Earth Sciences, Addis Ababa University. He has been conducting a research work [...] and adjacent plateaus with implication for crustal structure and Moho depth determinations" . The research work mainly deals ...

5 October 2017 eni.com Section: Innovation

Debut in Research: Young Talents from Africa-Blessing Onyeche Ugwoke

Technological innovation in the field of renewables reaches far Category: Debut in Research: Young Talents from Africa The research titled "A Study on Energy Efficiency of Off-Grid Renewable Energy Systems in [...] in Nigeria" was proposed by Miss Blessing Onyeche Ugwoke . This research aims to identifying ways of enhancing energy efficiency ...

5 October 2017 eni.com Section: Innovation

Our strategy in Italy

our plan, is based on research. 750 million to be invested in research and development 2018-21 750 million to be invested in research and development 2018-21 50 Universities and research centres with which [...] context of the new plan we will invest over 750 million. Our skills We invest in the ...

18 April 2018 eni.com Section: media

Versalis: industrial chemical company in Eni

portfolio with higher added-value products. In completing the transformation process, we will continue to invest both in the development of a product portfolio offering greater added value and in international [...] food containers to toys, car components, electrical cabling and sports equipment. Innovation and research : a strong commitment to R&D ...

26 April 2018 eni.com Section: operations

Eni Award Announcement 2019

Eni Award Announcement 2019 Eni Award Announcement 2019 Overview In detail: list of Eni Award categories regulations and application forms for candidacies downloadable (PDF) documents for participation [...] in the next edition of the Eni Awards Eni Award 2019 You can find below and download all the information about the competition ...

23 July 2018 eni.com Section: enipedia

Company profile

for a low-carbon future The continuous creation of value Between 2014 and 2017, Eni completely overhauled its structure. Eni is now a fully integrated O&G company, focused on its core operations, targeting [...] relationship of trust with our partners and create sustainable, long-term value. The values that inspire us Eni ...

12 May 2016 eni.com Section: company

Eni Award 2013 Edition

Edition In 2012 Eni Award was in its fifth edition and prizes went to eight external research scientists and three research projects developed by Eni. Eni Award 2011 Edition In 2010 Eni Award prizes went [...] (Area 4, Mozambico) Eni Award Eni Award is an international competition launched by Eni in ...

5 October 2017 eni.com Section: enipedia

Eni Award 2017

Edizione 2016 Eni Award Edizione 2015 Eni Award Edizione 2014 Eni Award Edizione 2013 Eni Award Edizione 2012 Eni Award Edizione 2011 Eni Award Edizione 2010 Eni Award Edizione 2009 Eni Award Edizione [...] Edition In 2012 Eni Award was in its fifth edition and prizes went to eight external research ...

5 October 2017 eni.com Section: enipedia

Eni Award 2014 Edition

Edition In 2012 Eni Award was in its fifth edition and prizes went to eight external research scientists and three research projects developed by Eni. Eni Award 2011 Edition In 2010 Eni Award prizes went [...] awarded to research scientists from the best universities and research centres in the world Recognition ...

5 October 2017 eni.com Section: enipedia

Eni Award 2012 Edition

Edition In 2012 Eni Award was in its fifth edition and prizes went to eight external research scientists and three research projects developed by Eni. Eni Award 2011 Edition In 2010 Eni Award prizes went [...] awarded to research scientists from the best universities and research centres in the world Recognition ...

5 October 2017 eni.com Section: enipedia

Eni’s environmental management system: approach and strategies

participation. The safety and health of people at Eni, the community and our partners, and the protection of the environment, are key priorities for Eni in the conduct of its business. from the "Operational [...] advanced technologies and technical standards in the area of health, safety and the environment. We invest ...

6 July 2018 eni.com Section: Sustainability

Eni Award 2016

to three research projects. Eni Award 2012 Edition In 2012 Eni Award was in its fifth edition and prizes went to eight external research scientists and three research projects developed by Eni. Eni Award [...] renewable energy. Eni Award 2015 The Eni Award is our international prize given to the best ...

20 October 2016 eni.com Section: enipedia

Eni Award Announcement 2018

Eni Award Announcement 2018 Eni Award Announcement 2018 Overview In detail: list of Eni Award categories regulations and application forms for candidacies downloadable (PDF) documents for participation [...] in the next edition of the Eni Awards Eni Award 2018 You can find below and download all the information about the competition ...

5 October 2017 eni.com Section: enipedia