EXERGY is proud to be the winner of the European Geothermal Innovation Award 2016. The prize was announced yesterday during the opening session of GeoTHERM exhibition and Congress in Offenbourg, Germany and was given to EXERGY for its world first innovation of 2-pressure-level cycle on a single-disk turbine demonstrated in Denizli Tosunlar geothermal plant in Turkey.
EXERGY won against strong completion from the four other endorsed nominees, Fangmann Energy Services GmbH & Co. KG, geoKOAX GmbH, Jaske & Wolf Verfahrenstechnik GmbH and Turboden S.r.l.
The 2016 jury was composed of Dr Adele Manzella, CNR, Pisa, Italy; Prof. Halime Paksoy, CU, Adana, Turkey; Prof. Ladsi Rybach, Zurich, Switzerland; Dr. Burkhard Sanner, EGEC, Brussels, and Sandra Kircher, Messe Offenburg.
Collecting the award, Anthony Hinde, International Marketing and Sales Director at EXERGY commented:
“EXERGY is delighted to be the Winner of the European Geothermal Innovation Award 2016, recognising the efforts of the whole team in designing and the implementing the world’s first 2-pressure level ORC cycle on a single turbine. This unique Organic Rankine Cycle turbine has opened up the possibilities for previously uneconomic projects to be commercially viable, by greatly increasing the efficiency possible in small, low enthalpy geothermal power plants. Our first 2-pressure unit has been in operation for almost one year and the performances have surpassed expectations and relevant guarantees”.
EXERGY had previously been a finalist for this award in 2014. The repeat nomination reflects Exergy’s constant innovative approach, where the Company’s dynamic team is always seeking new solutions.
Anthony Hinde concludes: “We are currently working on a number of further innovations and look forward to being back in 2017 to show Europe and the world how the Organic Rankine Cycle market can continue to evolve increasing efficiency in an economically viable way”.
The European Innovation Award is an initiative of the European Geothermal Energy Council and Messe Offenbourg. The award is given to companies that have made an outstanding contribution towards the field of geothermal energy in the form of innovative products, scientific research or project initiatives.