The 2011 edition of Eni Award six prizes went to international research scientists and there were three internal awards for innovation to Eni scientists. The research projects awarded concerned the refining of better fuel thanks to the use of nanoparticles, the application of quadri-dimensional geophysics for the recovery of hydrocarbons and the geological storing of CO2, the production of bio-combustibles from renewable resources, cheaper lithium batteries, the refining of high quality fuel and lubricants from crude hydrocarbons and new methods for environmental analysis. The projects that won awards for innovation in Eni concerned the production of fuel from urban solid waste, the synthesis of the innovative fuel BluDiesel Tech “Formula Milano” and the study of thin layer oilfields. Here are the winning projects.

Prizes and awards

Eni Award is divided into 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 winners of the Eni Award prizes in 2011 were:
  • Gabor A. Somorjai - New Frontiers of Hydrocarbons Prize This new technology helps to obtain the fuel we use every day, from the crude oil extracted from the oil fields, to produce better performing and better quality fuel.
  • Martin Landrø - New Frontiers of Hydrocarbons Prize This seismic analysis contributes to the positive exploitation of oilfields, giving the possibility to increase significantly the quantity of hydrocarbons extracted, thus increasing global fuel reserves.
  • Gregory Stephanopoulos - Renewable and Non-conventional Energy Prize This research project will ensure that fuel is obtained by reusing organic waste products coming from our daily waste, without destroying products destined for our nutrition.
  • Jean-Marie Tarascon - Environment Protection Prize With this research cheap, safe batteries with very low environmental impact will be made maintaining, however, high performance able to make electric vehicles more widespread in our towns and cities.
  • Simone Gamba - Debut in Research Prize This technology serves to obtain fuel for our daily needs by refining low quality crude oil extracted from oilfields and making good quality fuel from it.
  • Fabrizio Frontalini - Debut in Research Prize Thanks to this study of marine protozoi there will be a fast ecological way to lower the level of pollution in the sea, always an important target in man's evolution.

The winners of the Eni Award for Innovation in 2010 were:

  • Aldo Bosetti, Daniele Bianchi, Giuliana Franzosi, Marco Ricci - Eni Corporate Production of combustible oil from urban solid waste.
  • Elena Maria Rebesco, Pietro Scorletti, Fausto Alberici, Giuseppina Pisaniello, Marco Mongardini, Giacomo Rispoli - Eni, R&M Division BluDiesel Tech "formula Milano"
  • Valter Chelini, Maria Teresa Galli - Eni, E&P Division TLA-C. Thin Layers Analysis and Characterization. TLA-C (Thin Layer Analysis and Characterization): development of methodology

Eni Award

Eni Award is an international competition launched by Eni in 2007 dedicated to research applied to the field of energy. It selects the best research projects on efficiency, sustainability and the protection of the environment.

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