European Geothermal Innovation Award 2017 – Nominations closing soon

To make a nomination read the competition rules and download the application form. Nominations should be sent to the EGEC secretariat at by 7th January 2017.

Self-nomination is possible, and unsuccessful applications will be eligible for nomination at future awards.


The European Geothermal Innovation Award is awarded annually 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.

It is the seal of excellence applied to the most intelligent and important ideas in research and industry which will play a key role in the future development of geothermal energy. Nominations will be assessed on grounds of originality, innovation, reliability, reduction of emissions, and improvements in energy output.

The award is organised jointly by the European Geothermal Energy Council and Messe Offenburg, organisers of the GeoTHERM fair and congress.

The winner will receive:

  • a one page profile in the EGEC newsletter
  • their profile on the EGEC website
  • press coverage
  • the opportunity to present the idea at an EGEC event
  • the right to use the award logo on their publications.
The winner is announced at GeoTHERM Offenburg.

Previous winners 

Exergy, Geothermal Innovator of 2016

For the world’s first 2-pressure-level cycle on a single-disk turbine demonstrated in Denizli Tosunlar geothermal plant, Turkey.

MijnWater B.V., Geothermal Innovator of 2015
For the innovative infrastructure for the distribution of mine water throughout the municipality of Heerlen.
Bestec, Geothermal Innovator of 2014
For their contribution to the development of commercial EGS projects.
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