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Innovation Competition

The Competition


Innovation Competition PriseThe Innovation Competition is always a highly anticipated moment during the Exhibition. It rewards the most significant innovations of the year and often provides a compass reading of future trends. The Competition rewards Innovations from 4 categories:

Category 1 : Wood fuel supply chain
Category 2 : Central wood heating for the domestic sector
Category 3 : Localised wood heating for the domestic sector
Category 4 : District heating

You may see the results of previous editions by clicking here.

Results of the 2013 Innovation Competitions are now published !

The Jury met on Thursday 21st march and delivered the 2013 results : four Innovation Grand Prizes and four Congratulations of the Jury.

Click here to download the report in English. Click here for the videos.

2013 Innovation Competition winners

Autocollant Grand Prize Concours de l'Innovation Category 1 : Wood fuel supply chain
Grand Prize : Transmanut (en partenariat avec Legras Industrie) - FMA-S
Congratulations of the Jury : DELOX - SiCon Eco

Category 2 : Central wood heating for the domestic sector
Grand Prize : NOVOTEK - COGEMAX
Congratulations of the Jury : Fröling - P1 Pellet

Autocollant félicitations du jury Concours de l'Innovation Category 3 : Localised wood heating for the domestic sector domestique
Grand Prize : Palazzetti - Ecofire Adagio
Congratulations of the Jury : Dixneuf - Protection murale

Category 4 : District heating
Grand Prize : OekoSolve - OekoAITop & Filterbox
Congratulations of the Jury : COGEBIO - GASCLEAN


Meet the 2013 jury


The Jury comprises 6 members from multiple and complimentary disciplines, each one of whom brings a particular experience or knowledge of the sector. We are very grateful to the members of the 2013 Innovation Competition Jury for the time and professionalism they dedicate to their role as judges, both before and during the event. See the Jury Charter (french language only) : click here.
Bernard Lemoult Bernard Lemoult, Mines de Nantes
President of the 2013 Jury
Sustainable Developement Officer at Mines de Nantes - President of ATEE West - Director, AFUL Chantrerie
Xavier Collin Xavier COLLIN, BBEC - Granulénergie
Chief Editor, Granulenergie - Engineer, IDEX

"The Innovation Competition is the only national competition of its kind for the biomass and wood energy sector. It allows the winners to promote their new advances as well as acting as a beacon for the whole sector to promote its new and cutting-edge technologies."
Gwenola Doaré Gwenola DOARE, Habitat Naturel
Chief Editor of the "Habitat Naturel" magazine

"The competition is a key feature of the event, it motivates industrials to make further progress in innovation, from forestry management to domestic heating, industrial units and services. It is also a cordial moment for this exhibition which has managed to keep its humane size, in spite of continuous growth."
Annick Garsault-Fabbi Annick GARSAULT-FABBI, Bois Energie 15
Coordinator of the Wood Energy Plan for the Cantal department since 2000, co-president of the "animation" commission at CIBE

"The Innovation Competition creates a healthy competition among manufacturers and industrials. It brings a clearly modern and innovative image to the sector, and communicates it towards all the actors of wood energy."
Jeremy Hugues Dit Ciles Jeremy HUGUES DIT CILES, freelance
Journalist, author, director specialised in renewables energies, with a focus on wood.

"True commercial springboard, the Innovation Competition "Grand Prize" is coveted by the whole wood energy industry since 2000. It rewards R&D efforts, which will allow the sector to progressively take its place in this evolving energy landscape."
Jean-Pierre Tachet Jean-Pierre Tachet, CIBE
Technical Advisor at CIBE

"Like any sector in full commercial development, wood energy needs innovation to strengthen its base and find ways to keep growing and improve its efficiency, so as to meet its ambitious targets, which are to multiply the current consumption by no less than 5 by 2020."