ÖkoFEN_e wins Austrian Innovation Award
ÖkoFEN awarded with the Innovation Prize of the Austrian Environment Ministry
Five very successful days at the Energy Saving fair in Wels are behind us. Particularly, the interest in the current development status of the Pellematic Smart_e was significant. The ÖkoFEN booth was always well attended and the project team answered continuously to many questions about the ÖkoFEN_e project. Many international guests and journalists visited us in hall nr.20.
On the HVAC-profesional visitor's day, during a press conference the winners of the "Energie Genie"were announced."Energie Genie" is the innovation prize of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management and the State of Upper Austria. The joy was fantastic when the ÖkoFEN_e development project was named as one of the winning projects!
An independent jury, consisting of representatives of the Upper Austria Energy Saving Association, has reviewed the submissions and awarded the ÖkoFEN electricity-generating pellet heating as the winner. The "Energie Genie" Innovation Prize draws new energy technically innovative products in accordance with the criteria of innovation, energy saving and degree of novelty. The technical know-how is, due to the concern of the Upper Austria Energy Saving Association, secured.
The award ceremony was held on Friday, 1st March 2013, during the official opening of the fair. Federal Minister Niki Berlakovich and Mr. Reinhold Mitterlehner presented the award to the ÖkoFEN-CEO. Also Provincial Senior Official, Mr. Rudi Anschober and Dipl-Ing. Gerhard Dell, CEO of the Upper Austrian Energy Saving Association, congratulated the winners.