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.
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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.
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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.