Omar Yaghi wins 2018 Eni Energy Transition Award

July 23, 2018

Omar Yaghi

Rome, Italy
23 July, 2018

Eni has announced the winners of the 11th edition of the Eni Award. The award was established in 2007, and has become an international point of reference for research in the energy and environmental sectors. The Eni Award aims to reflect the importance of scientific research and innovation, promoting a better use of energy sources and encouraging a new generation of researchers.

The Energy Transition Award, one of the three main awards, is awarded for exceptional innovation in the hydrocarbon sector towards the decarbonization of the energy system. This year’s recipient is Omar M. Yaghi from the University of California, Berkeley, one of the most brilliant scientists working in the field of crystalline-porous solids research. Yaghi is known for the discovery and development of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and covalent organic frameworks (COFs). He has demonstrated their use in ultra-high methane storage, selective separation and storage of CO2 from combustion gases, and harvesting water from desert air which is considered a groundbreaking application.

The award ceremony will take place at the Palazzo del Quirinale on October 22nd.  The President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella will be in attendance.

About Eni

Eni is a global oil and gas producer – operating in 71 countries worldwide employing around 33,000 people. Eni is consistently ranked among the top 150 companies on the Fortune Global 500 list according to revenue. Our integrated approach to business is focused on contributing to the development of the countries in which we work. Our firm’s belief, which dates back to the time of our founder Enrico Mattei, is that oil-producing countries should be self-sufficient in terms of their energy supplies. We work continually to build a relationship of trust with our partners and create sustainable, long-term value.

More information about the Eni Award and this year's other winners is available here.