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Innovation Competition

The Competition

The 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.
Innovation Competition Report 2014
Download the report of the 2014 Innovation Competition
Watch the videos
(French only)

Winners of the 2014 Innovation Competition

Winners of the 2014 Innovation CompetitionThe Jury met on Thursday 13st march and delivered the 2014 results : four "Bois Energie d'Or" and eight "Bois Energie d'Argent".

Category 1 : Wood fuel supply chain
Bois Energie d'Or : Pellets Drive - JMA Distribution
Bois Energie d'Argent : MDM450 - Pinosa
Bois Energie d'Argent : FRM1400 - Pinosa

Category 2 : Central wood heating for the domestic sector
Bois Energie d'Or : Eco-HK hybrid boiler - Hargassner
Bois Energie d'Argent : Pellematic Smart II boiler - Ökofen
Bois Energie d'Argent : Fire resistant (2h) chimney flue EI120 - DINAK

Category 3 : Localised wood heating for the domestic sector
Bois Energie d'Or : Autopilot IHS regulation - Seguin
Bois Energie d'Argent : Wood log and briquette stove "Futura" - La Nordica
Bois Energie d'Argent : Mass stove with automated regulation - Martin Hiemstra

Category 4 : District heating
Bois Energie d'Or : PCE boiler - Compte-R
Bois Energie d'Argent : Multifire II boiler - KWB
Bois Energie d'Argent : Vertical Centralised De-ashing System - SB Thermique

Meet the 2014 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.
Charles Bulle Charles BULLE, AJENA
Project manager - energy conservation and renewable energy

"Through the recognition it provides to awarded equipements or services, the Innovation Competition encourages professionals to strive for performance and quality, allowing better fulfilment of wood energy project developers needs"
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 FABBI, Bois Energie 15
President of the 2014 Jury
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."