Geothermal Awards Announced

Best and brightest of the global geothermal community will be honored at the 38th GRC Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon

(Portland, Oregon, USA) - The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC), the world's premier geothermal association, has announced awards honoring the best and brightest of the global geothermal energy community. These prestigious awards have been a highlight of the geothermal calendar since the late 1970's.

The GRC will present its prestigious Aidlin, Pioneer, Henry J Ramey Jr., Ben Holt, and Special Achievement awards at its Annual Membership Meeting & Awards Luncheon, the climax to the GRC Annual Meeting, at the Oregon Convention Center on Wednesday, October 1.

"The recipients of these awards have a lifetime of achievement in the geothermal academic, scientific and commercial communities", said GRC Executive Director Steve Ponder. "The GRC Awards recognizes the contributions of these individuals to educational institutions and geothermal developments around the world".

The award winners are:

Joseph W. Aidlin Award
Marilyn Nemzer
For her long-term commitment to the Geothermal Resources Council and extraordinary devotion to the promotion of geothermal energy through education.

Geothermal Pioneer Award
Joseph LaFleur
For lifetime achievement in the exploration and development of geothermal resources worldwide.

Henry J. Ramey Jr. Award
Anthony (Tony) J. Menzies
For innovation in geothermal reservoir engineering and leadership and dedication in supporting the geothermal industry worldwide.

Ben Holt Award
John R. Brugman
For lifetime achievement and innovation in geothermal power plant and process design.

Geothermal Special Achievement Award
Colin Goranson
For outstanding geological interpretation, well testing, and reservoir and drilling engineering contributions to the characterization and development of geothermal prospects.

Geothermal Special Achievement Award
Jill Robinson Haizlip
For her contribution to geochemistry, her efforts to expand the use of geothermal worldwide, and for mentoring young geoscientists.

Geothermal Special Achievement Award
Ann Robertson-Tait
For her great contribution to the study of geothermal systems around the world and for her leadership in the geothermal community.

For more information about the GRC Annual Meeting & GEA Geothermal Energy Expo at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, USA visit or call (530) 758-2360.


About the Geothermal Resources Council:

With the experience and dedication of its diverse, international membership bolstering a more than 40-year track record, the Geothermal Resources Council has built a solid reputation as the world's preeminent geothermal association. The GRC serves as a focal point for continuing professional development for its members through its outreach, information transfer and education services.

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