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


  • 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 were 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.

  • Maker Faire

    Once again, for the fifth consecutive year, Eni is taking part in "Maker Faire Rome: The European Edition", from 12 to 14 October 2018. With seven themed pavilions and more than 100,000m² of displays – allowing you to touch the future with your own hands – this is the biggest annual celebration of the "maker movement". It’s an event dedicated to all makers who put creativity and invention at the heart of their work in ICT, robotics and automation. The "maker movement" is based on reusing and sharing information, with the aim of benefitting the economy. Pavilion 6 is largely dedicated to topics connected to the circular economy. In the middle there is Eni’s space, where a special installation will bring our approach to life and demonstrate our commitment to 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.


Eni and CNR join forces to meet global challenges

Eni and the CNR have concluded an agreement to establish a mixed working group to conduct research in four areas of strategic scientific interest.

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Giuseppe Tannoia, Director of Research and Technological Innovation at Eni

Research and technological innovation, today more than ever, are key elements of Eni's strategy. Further confirmation of this commitment is seen in investments made: 185 million euros in 2017, more than 1,300 full-time or part-time resources who work on research projects and partnerships with research centres and universities throughout the world.

Results (985)

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 [...] capture and use CO 2 . We look at some of these in depth. Find out more ...

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. 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

Exploration and research of hydrocarbons

opportunities . There are two main areas which are constantly being developed through the activities of Eni's research and development division: geological modelling and the processing of geophysical data. Geological [...] this, Eni uses advanced proprietary technologies for the processing and interpretation of geophysical data. These are sophisticated systems based on ...

12 May 2016 eni.com Section: Innovation

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

Insights and research on energy scenario

Volume 2 - World Gas and Renewables Review 2018 A look at gas and renewables The World Gas and Renewables Review provides data and statistics on natural gas, biofuels and modern renewables (wind and

23 October 2018 eni.com Section: investors

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

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

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

Eni’s operations: mission, challenges and exploratory successes

maximise our investments in research, and aim to convert the industrial areas of Venice and Gela into bio-refineries. Discover more Eni's commitment to energy transition Eni is part of the process that [...] production A record breaking field - Nooros #NessunDorma - Zohr | Podcast Interview with Giorgio De Rita - Eni Basilicata (in ...

10 August 2017 eni.com Section: operations

Sustainable sources

The 2018-2021 Eni decarbonisation strategy All assessments and scenarios analysed by experts predict a decline in traditional energy production in favor of renewables by 2050-2060. To transition to this [...] provide increasingly transparent information on the risks to the market associated with climate change. Research to design the energy of the ...

5 November 2018 eni.com Section: operations

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 2018

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 ...

29 November 2018 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

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 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

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 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