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.

More information about the Innovation Award 2021

For any additional information, contact the EGEC secretariat at egia@egec.org.


The previous winners of the European Geothermal Innovation Award

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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