(AGI) Rome, Oct. 8 - The 2015 Eni Award ceremony was held onOct. 8 at the Quirinale presidential palace in Rome, in thepresence of the President of the Italian Republic, SergioMattarella, the Chairman of the Italian oil and gas giant Eni,Emma Marcegaglia the President of employers' associationConfindustria, and Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi. Over the years,the prize has become an international point of reference forresearch in the field of energy and the environment. The EniAwards aim to encourage a better use of energy sources and tostimulate and support new generations of researchers, showingEni's dedication to scientific research and to sustainabilityissues. The Scientific Committee of the Eni Award ischaired by the French academic French Gerard Ferey. Thecommittee consists of 27 members, including Nobel laureate SirHarold Kroto, university presidents, researchers and scientistsof the most important research centres worldwide. The Eni Awardwas presented together with the Eni Innovation Awards, whichwere given to three internal research teams for theirinnovative approach and the importance of their results forbusiness. The winners were chosen by an external commissioncomposed of four members of the Scientific Commission. Thousands of researchers, including 25 Nobel Prize winners,have competed for the prestigious awards over the years,presenting their research to be judged by high-profile juries.Over 800 candidates participated in the 2015 edition.. .