Italian turbine company Exergy has won the European Geothermal Innovation Award 2016.

Exergy won the award for its work at Denizli Tosunlar geothermal plant in Turkey, where the company has installed what it claims is the world’s first two-pressure-level cycle on a single disk turbine.

The prize is awared by the European Geothermal Energy Council and was announced at the opening session of the GeoTHERM Exhibition and Congress in Offenbourg, Germany.

The other nominees were Fangmann Energy Services, geoKOAX,  Jaske & Wolf Verfahrenstechnik and Turboden.

Exergy’s International Marketing and Sales Director Anthony Hinde said that the Organic Rankine Cycle turbine installed at Denizli Tosunlar “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”.