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Innovation 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.


Winners of the 2015 Innovation Competition


The Jury met on Thursday 19th march and delivered the 2015 results.

Click here to download the report.

  • Category 1 : Wood fuel supply chain
    Bois Energie d'Or : Bûcheuse GTM - Innovations et Paysage
    Bois Energie d'Argent : EQUIBUCHES - Akséa
    Bois Energie d'Argent : Coffeecity - EGELYS

  • Category 2 : Central wood heating for the domestic sector
    Bois Energie d'Or : Pellematic Condens - Ökofen
    Bois Energie d'Or : NanoPK - Hargassner
    Bois Energie d'Argent : BCH - Biocurve

  • Category 3 : Localised wood heating for the domestic sector
    Bois Energie d'Or : Multifire Idro NT - Palazzetti
    Bois Energie d'Argent : Insert-Ouvert - Finoptim
    Bois Energie d'Argent : Cippatina - CS Thermos, represented by JEGG Energie

  • Category 4 : District heating
    Bois Energie d'Argent : COLLECTIBAG - Hargassner / Containergie
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(French only)

Meet the 2015 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 2015 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.

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
Co-president of the 2015 jury

"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."
Laura PAIS Laura PAIS, Atlanbois
Regional animator for wood energy
Co-president of the 2015 jury
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."