The 2015 Eni Award ceremony was held at the Quirinale, in the presence of Italian President, Sergio Mattarella, Eni chair, Emma Marcegaglia and chief executive, Claudio Descalzi. The award, which was established in 2007, has become a point of international reference for research in the fields of energy and the environment. The Eni Award aims to encourage a better use of energy sources and to inspire a new generation of researchers, reflecting the importance Eni places on scientific research and sustainability issues.
The Scientific Committee of the Eni Award is chaired by French academic Gerard Férey and is made up of 27 members including the Nobel laureate Sir Harold Kroto, university deans, researchers and scientists from the world’s most important centres of study and research. The Eni Awards were presented, together with the Eni Innovation Awards, to three internal research teams who have distinguished themselves for their level of innovation and business-related results. The research projects were selected by an external committee made up of four members of the Scientific Committee.