Research and Development is a key element for Eni’s transformation into an integrated energy company for a low-carbon future.
The activities related to decarbonization account for around 40% of the total research spending. In this field, Eni spent over €72 million in 2017 and expects to spend €280 million in 2018-2021, other than the partnerships with OGCI Climate Investment and MIT for a total of approximately €80 million.
Promote the widespread use of natural gas, facilitating its production and transport and extending its use in order to decarbonize the whole production chain. The Energy Transition Programme was set up in 2016 with the aim of developing new technologies to support the transition towards a low-carbon energy company, promoting the use of natural gas, with particular regard to its conversion into methanol and CO2 capture and use.
Redefining industrial cycles to direct them towards bio-based products with a lower environmental impact. The programme is aimed at redefining the refining cycle, directing it towards products and processes with lower environmental impacts also with regard to the use of technologies in line with the Circular Economy (waste to fuel and use of lignocellulosic biomass).