Overview

The 2014 edition of Eni Award awarded six prizes to international research scientists and three internal awards for innovation to Eni scientists. The main subjects of the research projects awarded were: the multidisciplinary analysis for monitoring, the characterisation of oilfields, the development of molybdenum and tungsten-based catalysers, the use of micro-organisms for the production of bio-fuels and environmental reclamation, multifunctional material for catalysers, new applications for atom transfer radical polymerisation, characterisation of the permeability of natural and reconstructed porous rock. The Eni research projects that won the innovation awards concerned the Clean Sea project, an autonomous underwater vehicle for environmental monitoring, the Green Refinery project, the reconversion of the refinery in Porto Marghera into the first bio-refinery in the world and the synthesis of new elastomers for highly innovative tyres. Here are all the winners.

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 2014 were:
  • Tapan Mukerji - New Frontiers of Hydrocarbons Prize - Upstream Pioneering innovations in theoretical and practical rock physics for seismic reservoir characterization
  • Amir H. Hoveyda - New Frontiers of Hydrocarbons Prize - Downstream Development of new reactions to transform un-activated alkenes into complex molecular framework
  • Jay D. Keasling - Premio Energie Rinnovabili Microbial Production of Hydrocarbon Fuels
  • Clément Sanchez - Environment Protection Prize Environmentally relevant chemistry of multifunctional materials: Tailor-made new efficient catalysts via chemical douce-aerosol process coupling
  • Nicola Bortolamei - Debut in Research Prize Electrochemistry for Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization: from mechanism to more controlled synthesis
  • Martina Siena - Debut in Research Prize Characterization of permeability of natural and reconstructed porous rock

The winners of the Eni Award for Innovation in 2014 were:

  • Francesco Gasparoni, Stefano Carminati, Patrizia Broccia, Melania Buffagni, Nora Hveding Bergseth, Erik Bjornbom, Laura Gallimberti Autonomous Underwater Vehicle for off-shore long term asset integrity and 4D environmental monitoring – Clean Sea Project
  • Giacomo Rispoli, Claudia Prati, Andrea Amoroso, Pierluigi Bozza, Orlando Zara Green Refinery Project: conversion of the petroleum Venice Refinery into an innovative Bio-refinery for the production of a new generation of high quality bio-fuels
  • Anna Sommazzi, Francesco Masi, Giovanni Ricci, Giuseppe Leone, Salvatore Coppola, Maria Francesca Pirini New butadiene-based di-block stereo-regular polymers for the development of innovative compounds for "All Seasons" tyres and technical shoes

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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