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

Technological innovation

2014 2015 2016
R&D expenditure(¹) (€ million) 174 176 161
First patent filing applications (number) 64 33 40
- of which filed on renewable sources (number) 29 16 12

(¹) Net of general and administrative costs

Projects

  • 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

    The project involves the production of bio-oil from the organic fractioning of municipal solid waste, sewage sludge. wastewater and other agro-food waste.

     

  • Water Treatment

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

     

Eni Award for excellence in energy

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New offshore technologies for oil & gas industry

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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.

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

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 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 supp

12 May 2016 eni.com Section: Innovation

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

Eni and Stanford University Announce New Research Alliance

announced a new strategic alliance on research and innovation. Over the next four years Eni plans to provide more than $10 million in research support to accelerate research and increase opportunities for collaboration [...] Eni and Stanford University Announce New Research Alliance Eni and Stanford University Announce New Research Alliance Four-year ...

17 February 2011 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 seminars [...] Protection Award, and the two winners of the Debut in Research, Simone Gamba and Fabrizio ...

10 June 2011 eni.com Section: enipedia

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

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

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 Conventional [...] and Khromova will visit the Research Center for Non Conventional Energy at the Istituto Eni Donegani. The Center's activities ...

19 September 2012 eni.com Section: enipedia

Eni Award Announcement 2018

Young Research of the Year Prize 2018 Announcement for Debut in Research: Young Talents from Africa Prize Announcement for Recognition at Innovation Eni Candidate application forms Young Research of the [...] Young Researcher of the Year Prizes, Two Debut in Research: Young Talents from Africa prizes and a further section reserved ...

20 July 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 ...

2 February 2017 eni.com Section: enipedia