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, 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.

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 [...] We also have an important agreement with Italy's National Research Council (CNR), first signed in 2009 and renewed in 2014. The ...

3 July 2018 eni.com Section: Innovation

Technology Research and Innovation

Research propels us into the future Research propels us into the future In our laboratories we develop new technologies, such as waste-to-fuel; new ideas, such as the bio-refinery at Porto Marghera; and [...] capture and use CO 2 . We look at some of these in depth. Find out more ENI'S ...

1 January 2016 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

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

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

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 [...] external companies are developed. Seven laboratories and 6000 analysis/year The Research Center, opened in 1998 ...

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

Eni Award 2013 Edition

82 KB Research project by Rajamani Krishna pdf 189 KB Biography of Philip G. Jessop pdf 87 KB Research project by Philip G. Jessop pdf 72 KB Biography of Frances H. Arnold pdf 129 KB Research project [...] pdf 14 KB Research project by James C. Liao pdf 74 KB Biography ...

5 October 2017 eni.com Section: enipedia

Eni Award 2017

biography pdf 50 KB Jens Nielsen Research pdf 52 KB Graham Hutchings biography pdf 68 KB Graham Hutchings Research pdf 61 KB Matteo Fasano biography pdf 48 KB Matteo Fasano Research pdf 51 KB Stefano Langé [...] pdf 52 KB Robert Schlögl Research pdf 87 KB Jens Nielsen biography pdf 50 ...

5 October 2017 eni.com Section: enipedia

Eni Award 2014 Edition

two sections: Prizes: awarded to research scientists from the best universities and research centres in the world Recognition for Innovation in Eni: awarded to our research scientists Prize winners The [...] Tapan Mukerji pdf 59 KB Research by Tapan Mukerji pdf 46 KB Biography of Amir Hoveyda pdf 50 KB Research ...

5 October 2017 eni.com Section: enipedia

Eni Award 2012 Edition

sections: Prizes : awarded to research scientists from the best universities and research centres in the world Recognition for Innovation in Eni : awarded to our research scientists Prize winners The [...] pollution of aquifers. Due to this research it will be possible to reduce both pollution and the time taken for remediation ...

5 October 2017 eni.com Section: enipedia

Our strategy in Italy

technological research. Decarbonisation, one of the cornerstones of 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 [...] Thanks to our research we have strengthened and enriched our know-how, obtaining new and important in-house expertise ...

18 April 2018 eni.com Section: media

Eni Award 2016

Emiliano Mutti pdf 34 KB Research by Emiliano Mutti pdf 27 KB Biography of Johannes Lercher pdf 36 KB Research by Johannes Lercher pdf 33 KB Biography of David Milstein pdf 31 KB Research by David Milstein [...] Menafoglio pdf 25 KB Research by Alessandra Menafoglio pdf 27 KB Biography of ...

20 October 2016 eni.com Section: enipedia

Eni Award

scientists and students who stand out in the 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 [...] prize. Research Debut: Young Talents from Africa will honour graduates of African universities. Let's ...

20 October 2016 eni.com Section: media

Eni Award Announcement 2016

innovation awards 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 [...] renewable energy Announcement for debut in research Announcement for Eni innovation Regulations and candidate application forms Candidature ...

12 May 2016 eni.com Section: enipedia

Eni Award Announcement 2018

Young Researcher of the Year Prizes, Two Debut in Research: Young Talents from Africa prizes and a further section reserved for our own internal research scientists. There is a specific announcement and [...] Solutions Prize Announcement for Young Researcher of the Year Prize 2018 Announcement for Debut in Research: Young Talents ...

5 October 2017 eni.com Section: enipedia

Eni Award Announcement 2017

Young Researcher of the Year Prizes, Two Debut in Research: Young Talents from Africa prizes and a further section reserved for our own internal research scientists. There is a specific announcement and [...] Solutions Prize Announcement for Young Researcher of the Year Prize 2017 Announcement for Debut in Research: Young Talents ...

5 October 2017 eni.com Section: enipedia

Eni Award 2008 Edition

sections: Prizes : awarded to research scientists from the best universities and research centres in the world Recognition for Innovation in Eni : awarded to our research scientists Prize winners The [...] innovation awards to three research projects. Eni Award 2012 Edition In 2012 Eni Award was in its fifth edition and prizes ...

12 May 2016 eni.com Section: enipedia

Eni and MIT: forging ahead together to produce the energy of the future

innovation Eni presents a programme dedicated to solar energy as part of its research and development work. 2007 Five-year energy research partnership signed in Boston. Eni becomes a founding member of the MIT [...] celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Eni - MIT alliance, a workshop to take stock of the most ...

1 January 2016 eni.com Section: media