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 2017 edition, which celebrated the tenth anniversary of the Eni Award, were presented on 5 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

    Eni is developing Waste-to-Fuel processes able to transform the organic part of solid urban waste (FORSU) into bio-oils to feed into the refining cycle in order to obtain biofuels. The technology’s development stage on a pilot scale has been completed at the Novara Research Centre.

  • Water Treatment

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

     

New offshore technologies for oil & gas industry

A new study shows that the oil and gas industry could unlock more than $1bn of revenues by developing technologies to inspect offshore infrastructure. Which technologies are these? Where are they being built.? The oil and gas industry could generate an extra $1 billion in revenues if it were to ...

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Giuseppe Tannoia, Direttore Ricerca e Innovazione Tecnologica di Eni

Ricerca e innovazione tecnologica, oggi più che mai, sono elementi chiave della strategia di Eni. Un impegno testimoniato anche da investimenti importanti, quasi 190 milioni di euro nel 2014, e più di 1.300 risorse che a tempo pieno o parziale lavorano su progetti di ricerca e da collaborazioni con centri di ricerca e università in tutto il mondo. Scopri di più su https://www.eni.com Iscriviti al nostro canale YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4T5-TgmOJWXgeOLGwj-Ekw ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Vuoi saperne di più sulle attività di Eni e sul mondo oil&gas? Twitter: https://twitter.com/eni https://twitter.com/Eniday Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EniItalia/?fref=ts Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eni/ Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/enidigital/albums Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/2/106162487688494239281/posts

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

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. Global innovation [...] mineralogy and petrography. In addition, in May 2018, Eni and the National Research Council signed an agreement worth 20 million for the ...

12 May 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

Energy research, production and distribution

We do energy and we do it with competence and passion. Energy is our business Our strength is to do what we do best - and our strategy is to keep improving how we do it. We deal with energy in all its

19 July 2016 eni.com Section: operations

Eni and Stanford University Announce New Research Alliance

Eni and Stanford University Announce New Research Alliance Eni and Stanford University Announce New Research Alliance Four-year, $10 million alliance will focus on oil & gas technologies STANFORD , [...] energy company Eni and Stanford University today announced a new strategic alliance on research and innovation. Over the next four years Eni plans ...

17 February 2011 eni.com Section: enipedia

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

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

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

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

The Eni Research Centre for Renewable Energies and Environment on the front page of Macromolecules

The Eni Research Centre for Renewable Energies and Environment on the front page of Macromolecules The Eni Research Centre for Renewable Energies and Environment on the front page of Macromolecules The [...] The Eni Research Centre for Renewable Energies and Environment has been promoted to the front page of Macromolecules , the ...

12 February 2015 eni.com Section: enipedia

Eni Award winners 2011 in Turin to talk about their scientific research

Eni Award winners 2011 in Turin to talk about their scientific research Eni Award winners 2011 in Turin to talk about their scientific research San Donato Milanese (Milan), 10 June 2011 - A cycle of [...] Protection Award, and the two winners of the Debut in Research, Simone Gamba and Fabrizio Frontalini ...

10 June 2011 eni.com Section: enipedia

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

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’s commitment to renewables

we operate and stimulating technological research. Claudio Descalzi The development of renewables The development of renewable energy in the countries where Eni operates is a key element in the company's [...] in 2014, 0.2 million tonnes of biomass was processed for biofuel production. This is where Eni manufactures Eni ...

12 May 2016 eni.com Section: Sustainability

Two young Russians, winners of the Energy of Adventure award, meet researchers from Istituto Eni Donegani, Research Center for Non Conventional Energy

from Istituto Eni Donegani, Research Center for Non Conventional Energy Two young Russians, winners of the Energy of Adventure award, meet researchers from Istituto Eni Donegani, Research Center for Non [...] will visit the Research Center for Non Conventional Energy at the Istituto Eni Donegani. The Center's activities are focused ...

19 September 2012 eni.com Section: enipedia

Eni at the "Access to Energy in Africa" WAME Seminar

Eni at the "Access to Energy in Africa" WAME Seminar Eni at the "Access to Energy in Africa" WAME Seminar Roberto Casula, Chief Development, Operations & Technology Officer of Eni will be the speaker [...] networks it belongs to. Eni is also contributing by taking part in scientific endeavours and providing operational ...

14 May 2015 eni.com Section: enipedia

Performance and investments

model. How we achieve our results We are prepared to face difficult conditions, we have chosen to invest in technologies and we foster our people and know-how. Results achieved by restructuring and investing [...] our company so we can cope with even the most unfavourable market conditions. Our policy has been ...

27 April 2018 eni.com Section: operations

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