Geothermal Awards Announced

Best and brightest of the global geothermal community will be honored at the 39th GRC Annual Meeting in Reno, Nevada, USA

The GRC will present the 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 Peppermill Resort Spa Casino on Wednesday, September 23.

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

This year's award winners are:
Joseph W. Aidlin Award
Gene Suemnicht
For lifetime contributions to geothermal exploration and development worldwide and exceptional commitment to GRC.

Geothermal Pioneer Award
Alfredo Lahsen
For lifetime achievements in geothermal studies in the Andes and for educating generations of geothermal scientists inLatin America.

Henry J. Ramey Jr. Award
Thomas Kohl
For seminal contributions to the modeling of hydraulic stimulation of EGS reservoirs and fluid flow in fractured media, and for mentoring the next generation of geothermal reservoir engineers.

Ben Holt Award
Robert Tucker
For lifetime achievement and innovation in geothermal power plant and process design.

Geothermal Special Achievement Award
Roland Horne
For unparalleled contributions to geothermal education and development worldwide, through the Stanford Workshops, World Geothermal Congress, and his leadership and commitment to the International geothermal Association (IGA) and GRC.

Geothermal Special Achievement Award
Ryuichi Itoi
For lifetime commitments to education and research, efforts that influenced much of Asia Pacific's geothermal development.

Geothermal Special Achievement Award
Al Waibel
For significant global contributions to geothermal mapping and field work for over 40 years.

For more information about the GRC Annual Meeting & GEA Geothermal Energy Expo at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, Reno, Nevada, USAvisit 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 one of the world's preeminent geothermal associations.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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