The Ruggero Bertani European Geothermal Innovation Award

The Ruggero Bertani European Geothermal Innovation Award is given to companies which have made an outstanding contribution towards the field of geothermal energy in the form of innovative products, scientific research or project initiatives.

Endorsed nominations and the award winner are recognised for their outstanding work and impact on a growing and dynamic industry. The award recognises originality, innovation, reliability, reduction of emissions and improvements in energy output, an opportunity for industry peers to acknowledge excellence, and for the most exciting ideas to be widely publicised.

Applications are assessed on grounds of originality, innovation, reliability, reduction of emissions, and improvements in energy output.


Nominations for the Ruggero Bertani European Geothermal Innovation Award 2022 are closed!  

Follow the hashtag #GeoInnAward2022 to be aware of the last updates on the process (deadlines, nominations…).

The competition is calling for projects, processes, products and initiatives from European companies, entities, or organisations across all value chain and geothermal applications, provided that they are located or have operations within Europe.

Jury of the year 2022:

  • Inga Berre, Professor at University of Bergen, Norway
  • Miklos Antics, EGEC President
  • Javier Urchueguia, Chairman geothermal panel RHC ETIP, UPV, Spain
  • Fausto Batini, Magma Energy, ETIP-DG President, Italy
  • Sandra Kircher, Head of Trade Fairs, Geotherm Expo&Congress, Germany


  • Nominations open: 29/11/2021
  • Closing nominations: 23/12/2021 – extended 17th January 2022
  • Announce the finalists: April 2022
  • Announce the winner: Spring 2022 and during GeoTHERM Expo&Congress (June 2022)

For any additional information, contact the EGEC secretariat at

The previous winners of the European Geothermal Innovation Award


2021: In the 2021 edition, the winner of the Ruggero Bertani European Geothermal Innovation Award 2021 is ENGIE Solutions with its innovative multidrains boreholes well architecture. This project, developed by ENGIE Solutions and built with Antea Group and other partners, can almost double the productivity of a geothermal reservoir.

The multidrains technology has been designed for a new geothermal district heating network in Velizy-Villacoublay, a Paris Basin’s municipality eager to cover more than 60% of the heat demand with geothermal energy. This means satisfying the heating needs of 12,000 houses and saving 22,800 tons of CO2 per year compared to a gas solution.

Read the press release here



2020: In the 2020 edition, the Innovation Award was earned by the Icelandic Carbfix project and German company Eavor on equal merit.


2019: Jansen HIPRESS borehole heat exchanger, a novel technology for applications in depths of 300+ meters, that allows the exploitation of high temperatures at greater depths improving, at the same time, the efficiency of the heat pump. Read about it here.

An interview to Dietmar Alge, head of the Geothermal Systems division at Jansen, was published in the EGEC Geothermal Market Report 2018.

2018: GDF Latin America, the first multi-donor climate initiative offering risk mitigation for surface studies and appraisal drillings during the exploration phase of geothermal projects in Latin America. Read about it here.

An interview to Dr. Christoph Sigrist and Arndt Wierheim was published in the EGEC Geothermal Market Report 2017.


2017: enOware, for their miniaturised sensor which allows to professionally plan, monitor and measure near-surface geothermal probes. Read about it here.

2016: Exergy, for the world’s first 2-pressure-level cycle on a single-disk turbine demonstrated in Denizli Tosunlar geothermal plant, Turkey. Read about it here

2015: MijnWater, For the innovative infrastructure for the distribution of mine water throughout the municipality of Heerlen. Read about it here

2014: BESTEC, for their contribution to the development of commercial EGS projects. Read about it here

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