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

Source: Integrated Annual Report 2016


  • 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.


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